Press Releases

Haslam Appoints Scores of Tennesseans to Dozens of Boards, Commissions

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 5, 2012: 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 165 Tennesseans to 62 state boards and commissions.

Earlier this year, the legislature passed Haslam’s recommended reforms to many of the state’s boards and commissions, and most of those changes take effect between July and October.

The governor continues his review of the state’s complete range of boards and commissions to determine other potential reforms that might be made to improve efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.

“I appreciate the willingness to serve the state and the commitment of these men and women,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well-represented on these boards and commissions, and I look forward to continuing our review to make sure Tennesseans have a government responsive to them.”

Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications. The appointments are:


Advisory Committee for Acupuncture

Charmaine Jamieson, Brentwood


Advisory Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Disabled

Don Britton, Morristown

Dr. Robert Rosenbaum, Knoxville


Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities

Dawn Bradley, Lebanon

Katie Culberson, Nashville

Chip Fair, Manchester

Mary Johnson, Knoxville

Catherine Knowles, Nashville

Darlene Walden, Denmark


Advisory Council on Workers Compensation

Sandra Fletchall, Millington


Air Pollution Control Board

Stephen Gossett, Johnson City

Richard Holland, Sardis


Architects and Engineers Board of Examiners

Richard Bursi, Memphis


Board for Licensing Contractors

Reese Smith, Franklin


Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities

Carissa Sawyers Lynch, Franklin

Dr. Jennifer Gordon-Maloney, Hermitage

David Rhodes, Memphis


Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

Susan Cunningham, Franklin

Karen Dennis, Memphis


Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Dr. Richard Cole, Cordova


Board of Cosmetology

Rufus Hereford, Fayetteville


Board of Court Reporting

Terri Beckham, Springfield

Jimmie Jane McConnell, Knoxville


Board of Dentistry

Dr. Nadim Jubran, Maryville

Dr. Randy Prince, Dyersburg

Bettye Lynn Richert, Springfield


Board of Dietician and Nutritionist Examiners

Virginia Carney, Memphis

Jacqueline Marie Daughtry, Memphis


Board of Dispensing Opticians

LeRhonda Walton-Hill, Knoxville


Board of Education

Janet Ayers, Parsons


Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators

Craig Laman, Alamo

Mary Ellen Vaughn, Knoxville


Board of Examiners in Psychology

Mark Loftis, Cookeville

Dr. James Milliron, Cleveland


Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Jane Sowell, Columbia

Robert Starkey, Knoxville

Anita Taylor, Chattanooga


Board of Ground Water Management

Tim Hawn, Pikeville


Board of Medical Examiners

Dr. Clinton Musil, Jr., Piney Flatts

Dr. Dennis Higdon, Memphis


Board of Occupational Therapy

Amy Burba, Hixson

Jeremy Keough, Maryville


Board of Optometry

Dennis Mathews, Memphis


Board of Osteopathic Examination

Jeffrey Hamre, Clarksville


Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Karl M. Fillauer, Chattanooga


Building Finance Committee

Stephen Betts, Nashville

Scott Braun, Knoxville

Michael Sadler, Memphis


Carroll County Watershed

Robert Clark, Bruceton

Kenny McBride, Huntingdon


Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Patrice Hobbs Glass, Chattanooga


Commission for Uniform Legislation

Bob Lloyd, Knoxville


Commission on Children and Youth

Rob Mortensen, Nashville

Jill Grayson Stott, Jonesborough


Committee on Physicians Assistants

Joan Gardner, Crossville

Benjamin Hux, Sevierville


Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists

Randy Williams, Bells


Council on Developmental Disabilities

Cynthia Chambers, Jonesborough

Stephanie Cook, Knoxville

Richard Davis, Hixson

Evan Espey, Antioch

Tommy Kidd, Lawrenceburg

Sheila Moore, Brentwood

Rebekah Seiber, Crossville

Heath Services Development Agency

Robert S. Doolittle, Nashville

Thom Mills, Knoxville


Homeland Security Council

Mark Foulks, Greeneville


Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors

Theta Rone, Burlison


Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council

Ferrell “Chip” Boyd III, Nashville


Megasite Board of Directors

Skip Taylor, Somerville


Motor Vehicle Commission

Lynn Webb, Sevierville


Pest Control Board

Don Holt, White Pine


Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee

Jim Donaldson, Memphis


Real Estate Commission

John C. Griess, Knoxville


Regional Transportation Authority

Ed Cole, Nashville

Kelly Dannenfelser, Franklin

Ken Davis, Lebanon

Michael Evans, Clarksville

James Fenton, Ashland City

Margo Fosnes, Springfield

Paula Mansfield, Murfreesboro

Lee Zoller, Gallatin


State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

Galyon Northcutt, Antioch


State Fair and Exhibition Board

Rogers Anderson, Franklin

Dr. Tim Cross, Knoxville

Bo Roberts, Nashville


State Rehabilitation Council

Norris Branick, Jackson

Marianne Dale, Henry

Thomas Depauw, Brentwood

Rozann Downing, Big Sandy

Patricia Griggs, Antioch

John Harris, Murfreesboro

Mary Little, Greeneville

Esther McCoy, Memphis

Jean Saulsberry, Memphis

Stephen Sparks, Antioch


State Veterans Home Board

Rogers Anderson, Franklin

Don Mathis, Evensville

Dan Wood, Reagan


Statewide Independent Living Council

Susan Conder, Nashville

Errol Elshtain, Nashville

Bryan Hilbert, Knoxville

Audrey James, Jackson

Robert Leonard, Henry

Ana Patricia Valadares, Old Hickory


Suicide Prevention Network

Pamela Arnell, Pulaski

Stephanie Brooks Barger, Nashville

Karyl Beal, Columbia

Renee Brown, Memphis

Linda Harold, Jonesborough

Jennifer Harris, Centerville

Harold Leonard, Kingsport

Claudia Mays, Nashville

Tina Mitchell, Nashville

Timothy Tatum, Chattanooga

Anne Burnett Young, Knoxville


TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee

Dr. Melvin Blevins, Smithville

Shana Bush, Brentwood

Alan Corley, Greenville

Dr. Jeri Fitzpatrick, Nashville

Dr. James Johns, Nashville

Dr. Ernest Jones, Lebanon


Tennessee Arts Commission

Patsy Camp, Jackson

Stephanie Conner, Nashville


Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

Bill Cox, Collierville

Trey Teague, Jackson

Jeffrey Griggs, Lexington

Julie Schuster, Pegram

Jamie Woodson, Lebanon

William Brown, Chattanooga

James Bledsoe, Jamestown

Harold Cannon, Lenoir City

Clayton Stout, Johnson City


Tennessee Historical Commission

Allen Carter, Athens


Tennessee Housing Development Agency

John L. Baker, Memphis

Dorothy Cleaves, Memphis

Terry Cunningham, Kingsport

Ronald Jones, Nashville

Benjie Shuler, Knoxville


Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board of Directors

Dale Allen, Nashville

Claire Whitfield Tucker, Nashville


Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Noble Cody, Cookeville


Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority

John Bennett, Chattanooga

Cathy Holland, Nashville

Marty Marbry, Memphis

Toks Omishakin, Nashville

Jason Rich, Chairman, Waynesboro

Paula Sedgwick, Arlington


TOSHA Review Commission

Dana Dodson, Cordova


Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Carol Braslow, Memphis

Thomas Groomes, Nashville

Fred Hart, Chattanooga



Christine Bradley, Nashville

Herbert Lackey, McDonald

Greg York, Jackson


Volunteer Tennessee Commission

Jawanna Chapman, Morristown

Justin Crowe, Knoxville

Ken Hall, Memphis

Mani Hull, Brentwood

William Lamb, Cleveland

Rochelle Mayberry, Cleveland

Leroy McIntosh, Lebanon

Justin Ross, Memphis

Tracy Van de Vate, Knoxville

Eileen Wollam, Nashville


Water and Wastewater Operators Certification Board

Darryl Green, Jackson

One reply on “Haslam Appoints Scores of Tennesseans to Dozens of Boards, Commissions”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *