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Bredesen Names Appointments To Boards, Commissions

Press Release from Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration, March 12, 2010:

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 43 men and women to serve on 17 state boards and commissions.

“I commend all those appointed for their readiness to serve the state through its boards and commissions,” Bredesen said. “Tennesseans have always been known to give of their time and talents to serve their fellow citizens, and I thank these men and women for sharing in this tradition. They will be valuable additions to the respective boards they have been appointed to represent.”

Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications. The appointments are as follows:

Advisory Council for Alternative Education

Marvene Fultz, White Bluff

Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities

Kathleen M. Airhart, Cookeville

Board of Examiners in Psychology

Patti Van Eys, Nashville

Board of Probation and Parole

Patsy Bruce, Nashville

Ronnie M. Cole, Dyersburg

Charles C. “Chuck” Taylor, Jr., Madison

Commission on Aging and Disability

Evelyn Jane Johnson, Clarksville

Conservation Commission

Winfred E. “Wimp” Shoopman, Clinton

Emergency Communications Board

Robert Hal Buttram, Athens

Star Quality Advisory Council

Tammy D. Hardison, Columbia

Cassandra Renee Hauge, Knoxville

Merlean J. Hill, Memphis

Patricia A. “Patty” Kelly, Clarksville

Forestene L. London, Memphis

Tina Marie Nicely, Selmer

Donald R. Parham, Nashville

Bobbie Jo Ruiz, Tazewell

Karen Stump, Greenbrier

Krista D. Turner, Bristol

Maggie Ruth Vann, Memphis

Harriet Lovely Wilson, Knoxville

Statewide Independent Living Council

Deana Claiborne, Nashville

Richard Gerald Davis, Jr., Hixson

Marianne Leonard, McKenzie

Michelle Priddy, Hendersonville

Dorothea Thompson, Murfreesboro

State Rehabilitation Council

Starr Ellen Cruise, Columbia

State Textbook Commission

Curtis L. Dillihunt, Bartlett

State Workforce Development Board

Zachariah N. Stansell, Knoxville

Raymond S. Marston, Lawrenceburg

Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Michael Bradley, Tullahoma

Lisa N. Oakley, Sevierville

Tennessee Community Services Agency Board of Directors

Helen M. Lane, Watauga

Vickie J. Moore, Parrottsville

Kenneth L. Rogers, Rock Island

Tracey Wilkes, Only

Tennessee Historical Commission

Clarence Edward Elkins, Smyrna

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Joan Cronan, Knoxville

Don MacLachlan, Brentwood

Wayne McCreight, Dresden

Mindy Odom, Cookeville

Trey Teague, Jackson

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Frank R. Meeuwis, Madison

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