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Haslam Names 13 New Members to Higher Ed Boards, Reappoints 2

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; September 11, 2014:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of thirteen new members and two re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards.

Bill Lee, Pam Martin and Alex Martin will serve as new members of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Shannon Brown, Bill Evans, Julia Wells, Rhedona Rose, R.J. Duncan and David Golden will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees. Barbara Prescott, Leigh Shockey, Rebecca Reeves and Dottye Webb will serve as new members of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

“We want to thank the new and current members for serving and the important work they do for higher education in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “There is no doubt that attracting and growing Tennessee jobs is directly tied to education, and these new appointees’ bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds that will help us in this effort.”

Lee is CEO of Lee Company, a comprehensive facilities solutions and home services company with over 800 employees. He is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Nashville, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Board of Directors for the Nashville Business Coalition. He is also the chairman of YMCA of Middle Tennessee and past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Lee lives in Franklin and will represent the Seventh Congressional District on THEC.

Pam Martin is the president of Cushion Employer Services and is the chairwoman of the Minority Business Advisory Council in Nashville. She was previously the vice president of community development for SunTrust Bank. She has also served as vice chair of the Conventions and Visitors Bureau on the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, chairwoman of Nashville’s Tourism and Conventions Commission, and as an executive board member of the United Way of Nashville and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. The Nashville native will represent the Sixth Congressional District on THEC.

Alex Martin is a sophomore at Tennessee Tech University. He is a senator in the Student Government Association and a representative on the Inter-fraternity Council, and he serves on the Ad Hoc University Admissions Standards Committee. The Portland-native will serve as a student representative on THEC.

Brown is the senior vice president/chief human resources and diversity officer for FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. He serves on the boards of the March of Dimes and the Lausanne Collegiate School. Brown is chairman of the board for United Way of the Mid-South, and he is a member of the central board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Brown lives in Memphis and will represent Shelby County on the UT Board of Trustees.

Evans is a member of the faculty at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He joined St. Jude as a student in 1972 and most recently served as president and CEO from 2004-2014. He served on the board of Memphis Tomorrow until July 2014, and he currently is a member of the board of Launch Tennessee and the U.S. Board of Pharmacy Specialists. Evans lives in Memphis and will represent Shelby County on the UT Board of Trustees.

Rose is the executive vice president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau, where she has worked for 28 years. She is a past state president of the Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association and holds the Honorary American FFA degree. She is a board member of the Maury Alliance and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Rose resides in Columbia and will represent the Fourth Congressional District of the UT Board of Trustees.

Wells is vice president of marketing services at the Pictsweet Company. She serves as state finance chairwoman and Volunteer Girls State chairwoman of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is a National Frozen Food Hall of Fame inductee and serves on the board of directors for the American Frozen Food Institute Foundation and Christ Community Church. She has previously been a member of the University of Tennessee, Martin Development Council. Wells resides in Jackson and will represent the Eighth Congressional District on the UT Board of Trustees.

Duncan is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he is a member of the Student Government Association. He has been involved with community service through the Boys and Girls Club and through Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Nolensville native will represent students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on the UT Board of Trustees.

Golden is a professor of food microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the current chairman of the Faculty Senate. In 2013 he received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. He has served on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. Golden lives in Knoxville and will represent UT faculty on the UT Board of Trustees.

Prescott is the executive director of PeopleFirst Partnership, the education and talent arm of Memphis Fast Forward. Prior to taking the position with PeopleFirst, she served as vice president of Allie Prescott & Partners, LLC. She is a licensed professional counselor and operated a private counseling practice for more than 30 years. She is a former member of the Memphis City School Board where she served twice as president and vice president. She also sat on the board of directors of the Tennessee School Boards Association. She presently serves on the boards for New Leaders New Schools, the Salvation Army, and the Salvation Army’s Joan and Ray Kroc Community Center. Prescott resides in Memphis and will represent the Eighth Congressional District on the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Shockey is CEO and chairman of Drexel Chemical Company, serving in that role since 1998 after starting with the company in 1980. She is also the co-founder of Veritable Music. She serves as chairwoman of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee District Export Council, and she is the regional legislative coordinator for the Southeast region of the National District Export Council. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Leadership Memphis, and the Moss Society of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Shockey resides in Rossville and will represent West Tennessee on the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Reeves is a junior at the University of Memphis, Lambuth. She received her associate’s degree in psychology at Dyersburg State Community College, and while attending Dyersburg State she served as the Student Government Association president, secretary for the Tennessee Board of Regents Student President’s Council and vice president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Reeves resides in Friendship and will represent students on the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Webb has worked at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Newbern since 1998, and she currently is the test center manager and technology foundations master. She also serves as the Local Skills Chapter advisor and student government advisor, and was named the 2013 Tennessee Postsecondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year. Webb resides in Milan and will represent faculty on the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Haslam also reappointed John Foy and D. Crawford Gallimore to the UT Board of Trustees.

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Haslam Names 118 Tennesseans to 52 Boards, Commissions

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; August 26, 2014:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 118 Tennesseans to 52 boards and commissions.

“I am honored to make these appointments, and I appreciate these men and women who are so willing to serve in this capacity,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well-represented on these boards and commissions.”

The governor continues to evaluate the state’s complete range of boards and commissions to identify potential reforms that might be made to ensure Tennesseans have a government that is responsive, effective and efficient.

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

Advisory Committee on Credit Life Insurance Rates
Dick Williams, Knoxville

Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities
Brian Brown, Lenoir City
Alfred Hacker, Athens

Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation
John Burleson, Jackson

Air Pollution Control Board
Wayne Davis, Alcoa
John Roberts, Manchester

Board for Licensing Alarm Systems Contractors
Scott Cockroft, Memphis

Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
David Rhodes, Memphis
Sherry Robbins, Knoxville

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Sheila Fitzgerald, Franklin
Cole Hosenfeld, Knoxville

Board of Dispensing Opticians
Greg DeCrow, Bartlett

Board of Examiners in Psychology
Janice Pazar, Memphis
Tim Urbin, Bristol

Board of Ground Water Management
Tim Hawn, Pikeville

Board of Occupational Therapy
Marilyn Franklin, LaVergne

Board of Parole
Barrett Rich, Somerville

Board of Physical Therapy
Beth Buttrey, Memphis

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
Sheila Schuler, Nashville
Paul Somers, Nashville

Board of Respiratory Care
Troy Hamm, Murfreesboro
Lisa Caldwell, Signal Mountain

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Ann Strong, Alamo

Great War Commission
Michael Birdwell, Cookeville
Daryl Carter, Johnson City

Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors
Nathan Buttrey, Franklin

Interagency Coordinating Council
Amy Ayer, Murfreesboro
Lindsey Fournier, Murfreesboro

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council
Terry Griffin, Clarksville
Sherrell Lyon, Jonesborough
Larry Potter, Memphis
Jeffrey Thomas, Jonesborough

Pest Control Board
Robert Frost, Nashville

Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission
Rick Jones, Nashville

Star Quality Advisory Council
Michael Dobbs, Nashville

State Board of Accountancy
Trey Watkins, Memphis

State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Anita Allen, Spring Hill
Kelly Barger, Knoxville
Nina Coppinger, Hixson
Bobby Finger, Memphis
Ron Gillihan, Memphis
Yvette Granger, Memphis
Judy McAllister, Decatur
Patricia Richmond, Lewisburg
Mona Sappenfield, Memphis
Amy Tanksley, Brentwood
Dianne Teffeteller, Maynardville

State Board of Education
Lillian Hartgrove, Cookeville
Cato Johnson, Memphis
Wendy Tucker, Nashville

State Capitol Commission
Howard Gentry, Nashville

State Soil Conservation Committee
Pal Neal, Lebanon

State Workforce Development Board
Rogers Anderson, Franklin
Martha Axford, Knoxville
Walter Butler, Huntingdon
Trudy Carson, Nashville
Echell Eady, Murfreesboro
Andre Fowlkes, Memphis
Ann Hatcher, Nashville
Mary Jones, Covington
Ventrus Norfolk, Morristown
Jason Rich, Waynesboro
Jan Williams, Selmer
Jimmy Williamson, Dyersburg
Sandra Woods, Humboldt
Mayra Zimmer, Nolensville

TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee
Sara Hughes, Nashville

Tennessee Aeronautics Commission
Larry Mullins, Johnson City

Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations
Betsy Crossley, Brentwood

Tennessee Arts Commission
Patsy White Camp, Jackson

Tennessee Collection Services Board
Bart Howard, Dickson

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Kelly Drummond, Knoxville
Ashley Dunkin, Lawrenceburg
Amy Jones, Jackson
Amy Lawrence, Knoxville
Rob Mortensen, Nashville
Wendy Shea, Memphis
Christy Sigler, La Vergne

Tennessee Community Services Agency Statewide Board of Directors
Trudy Hughes, Maryville
George Lowe, Mountain City
Gwendolyn Wright, Memphis

Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
Janie Neal, Knoxville
Philip Yater, Old Hickory

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
Stephanie Cook, Knoxville
Tommy Lee Kidd, Lawrenceburg
Deborah McBride, Wildersville
Tecia Pryor, Smithville

Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Board of Directors
Susan Lanigan, Hendersonville

Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board
Jeremy Nagoshiner, Nashville

Tennessee Historical Commission
Tiny Jones, Columbia

Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board
Thomas Aud, Jackson
Andrea Blackman, Nashville
Beverly Bond, Memphis
Myers Brown, Nashville
Jackie Glenn, Maryville
Jill Hastings-Johnson, Clarksville
Wayne Moore, Nashville
Sonya Moreland, Knoxville
Aimee Saunders, Thompson’s Station

Tennessee Medical Examiner Advisory Council
David Purkey, Knoxville

Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
Mark Calarco, Brentwood

Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Norman Hall, Brentwood
Fred Mackara, Johnson City
Timothy Walton, Memphis

Tennessee Real Estate Commission
Diane Hills, Kingsport

Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Corrections (TRICOR) Board
Tonya Jones, Nashville
George Phillips, Gallatin

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board
Wanda Graham, Franklin
Richard Grant, Memphis
Susan Hall, Murfreesboro
Charles Kirkpatrick, Knoxville
Tiffany Sawyer, Hixson

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
LaSimba Gray, Memphis
Tom Hughes, Athens

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council
Chris Morris, Jackson
Anne Stamps, Crossville

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
Mark Heydt, McDonald

Water and Wastewater Operators Certification Board
Darryl Green, Jackson

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Haslam Appoints 152 Tennesseans to 58 State Boards, Commissions

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; December 28, 2012: 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 152 Tennesseans to 58 state boards and commissions.

“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.”

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.

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

Advisory Committee for the Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Disabled

  • Robert Duvall, Antioch

Air Pollution Control Board

  • J. Ronald Bailey, Chattanooga
  • Karen Cisler, Nashville
  • Shawn Hawkins, Knoxville
  • Larry Waters, Gatlinburg

Architects and Engineers Board of Examiners

  • Jerome Headly, Tullahoma
  • Paul William Lockwood, Brentwood
  • Frank Wagster, Jackson
  • Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
  • Betty Hodge, Bristol

Board of Appeals

  • Barbara Clark, Knoxville
  • James Crumlin, Brentwood
  • LeeAnn Foster, Knoxville
  • James Hamilton, Dyersburg
  • Laura Holland, Lascassas
  • Bland Justis, Greeneville
  • Brian Ragan, Dickson
  • Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Ooltewah

Board of Boiler Rules

  • David Baughman, Murfreesboro

Board of Communication Disorders

  • Terri Philpott-Flynn, Lawrenceburg

Board of Dietitian and Nutritionist Examiners

  • Kim Pryor, Knoxville

Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators

  • Russell Caughron, Murfreesboro

Board of Examiners in Psychology

  • Melissa Gay, Hendersonville

Board of Nursing

  • Brent Earwood, Jackson
  • Lisa Heaton, Elizabethton
  • Marithia Silvers, Calhoun
  • Mark Young, Mount Juliet

Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Donna Carron, Adams
  • Ruth Ford, Franklin

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

  • Kim Johnson, Franklin
  • Roland Federico, Chattanooga

Commission on Aging and Disability

  • Margaret Seay, Kingsport

Committee on Physician Assistants

  • James Montag, Telford

Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists

  • Jerry Hall, Cleveland
  • Fredrick Rayne, Cookeville

Doe Mountain Recreation Authority

  • Carolyn Hawkins, Mountain City
  • Gabrielle Lynch, Trade
  • Terry Maughon, Elizabethon
  • Richard Strang, Kingsport

Douglas Henry State Museum Commission

  • Mary Ann Clark, Jackson
  • Charles Cook, Jr., Nashville
  • Deborah DiPietro, Knoxville
  • Deannie Parker, Memphis
  • Jan Simek, Seymour
  • Tom Smith, Nashville

Elevator and Amusement Device Safety Board

  • Larry Moore II, Kingsport
  • David Hale, Lebanon

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health

  • Rose Grindstaff, Brentwood

Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board

  • Earl Worsham, Gatlinburg

Homeland Security Council

  • Mark Sirois, Johnson City

Information Systems Council

  • Donald Enfinger, Fairview

Interagency Coordinating Council

  • Janet Coscarelli, Nashville
  • Catherine Knowles, Nashville

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council

  • Michael Dumont, Linden
  • Sandra Ennis, Tullahoma
  • Terry Griffin, Clarksville
  • Ann Johnson, Franklin
  • Georgette Johnson, Memphis
  • Sara Ladd, Nashville
  • Larry Potter, Cordova
  • Ganelle Roberts, Memphis
  • Kelsey Ross, Franklin
  • Cindi Smith-Walters, Murfreesboro

Local Government Planning Advisory Council

  • Ernest Burgess, Murfreesboro
  • Dan Eldridge, Jonesborough
  • John Gentry, Athens
  • Brent Greer, Paris

Pest Control Board

  • Kenny Crenshaw, Millington
  • Frank Hale, Franklin

Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee

  • Donald Samples, Johnson City

Sam Davis Memorial Association Board of Trustees

  • John Bratcher, Murfreesboro
  • Shirley Davis, Franklin
  • Jerry Oxsher, Smyrna
  • Richard Thomas, Smyrna

Star Quality Advisory Council

  • Karen Baker, Kingsport
  • Karen Grandfield, Soddy Daisy
  • Renee Hauge, Knoxville
  • Merlean Hill, Memphis
  • Patty Kelly, Clarksville
  • Patti Ricossa, Cordova
  • Bridgett Stanfill, Clarksville
  • Harriet Wilson, Knoxville

State Board of Cosmetology

  • Pearl Walker, Memphis

State Board of Pharmacy

  • Kevin Eidson, White House

State Rehabilitation Council

  • Floyd Stewart, Whites Creek

State Textbook Commission

  • Jason Robinson, Cleveland

Statewide Independent Living Council

  • Jill Hindman, Hixson
  • Cynthia Martin, Tullahoma
  • Connie Robinson, Germantown
  • Dorothea Thompson, Murfreesboro
  • Wanda Willis, Nashville

TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee

  • Carol Minor, Nashville
  • Joel Phares, Arrington

Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil, and Gas

  • James Cameron III, Franklin
  • Jill Davis, Englewood
  • Kevin Davis, Savannah
  • Frank McGinley, Savannah
  • Derek Gernt, Allardt
  • John Guoynes, Oak Ridge
  • Monty Halcomb, Wartrace
  • Charlie Johnson, Sevierville
  • David Anthony Robinson, Kingsport

Tennessee Collection Services Board

  • Steve Harb, Knoxville

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

  • Brenda Davis, Chairman, Franklin
  • Jennie Harlan, Columbia
  • Raquel Hatter, Nashville
  • Gary Houston, Union City

Tennessee Consolidated Retirements System Board of Trustees

  • Alfred Laney, Nashville

Tennessee Community Services Agency Statewide Board of Directors

  • Tommy Hooper, Brownsville

Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control

  • Jeff Brown, Crossville
  • Armando Fontes, Newport
  • Dan Hughes, Lexington
  • Deborah Newman, Murfreesboro
  • Bill Oldham, Memphis

Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Robert Baldwin, Memphis

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

  • Roger Gibbens, Chattanooga
  • Elizabeth Ritchie, Knoxville

Tennessee Economic Council on Women

  • Veronica Johnson, Nashville
  • Miriam Barnard, Nashville

Tennessee Ethics Commission

  • George Jaynes, Limestone

Tennessee Forestry Commission

  • Johnny Heard, Collinwood

Tennessee Historical Commission

  • Kathie Fuston, Columbia

Tennessee Human Rights Commission

  • Crystal Horne, Signal Mountain
  • Ralph White, Memphis

Tennessee Massage Licensure Board

  • Marvis Burke, Harrison
  • Bethann Easterly, Nashville

Tennessee Medical Examiner Advisory Council

  • Michael Dunavant, Ripley
  • Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, Knoxville
  • Samuel Smith, Brentwood

Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission

  • Minnie Lane, Knoxville

Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission

  • Rosemarie Johnson, Paris
  • Mark Johnstone, Jackson

Tennessee Registry of Election Finance

  • Patricia Heim, Nashville
  • Norma Lester, Memphis

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council

  • Nancy Badger, Chattanooga
  • Kathy Benedetto, Johnson City

Underground Storage Tanks and Solid Waste Disposal Control Board

  • Warren Anderson, Murfreesboro
  • Marty Calloway, Maryville
  • Stacey Cothran, Lewisburg
  • Kenneth Donaldson, Columbia
  • George Hyfantis, Seymour
  • Bhag Kanwar, Franklin
  • Jared Lynn, Smyrna
  • David Martin, Hermitage
  • Beverly Philpot, Lawrenceburg
  • DeAnne Redman, Greenbrier
  • Franklin Smith, III, Brownsville
  • Mark Williams, Manchester
  • Viticulture Advisory Board
  • Carl O’Cain, Jackson
  • Connie Perrin, Corryton
  • Michael Reedy, Kingsport
  • Kip Summers, Brentwood

Water and Wastewater Operators Certification Board

  • Randall Braker, Manchester
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Haslam Appoints 109 Tennesseans to 48 Boards, Commissions

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; August 24, 2012:  

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 109 Tennesseans to 48 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 October 1, 2012.

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:

Acupuncture Advisory Committee
Jill Kelly, Dunlap
Serina Scott, Rogersville

Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities
Paula Brownyard, Jackson
David Craig, Columbia
Alfred Hacker, Athens
Debra Lane, Brighton
Christene Lloyd-Burkes, Memphis
Amy Murphy, Nashville
Sebrena St. John, Limestone
Rhonda Whitt, Nashville

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation
Jerry Mayo, Brentwood

Archaeological Advisory Council
Sandra Ellis, Huron
Kevin Smith, Murfreesboro
Barbara Tsakirgis, Nashville

Architects and Engineers Board of Examiners
Susan Ballard, Knoxville
Hal Balthrop, Goodlettsville
Stephen King, Knoxville

Beech River Watershed Authority
Brent Lay, Decaturville
Jeffrey Lewis, Lexington

Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Bobby Wood, Harrison

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Andrea Selby, Nashville

Board of Court Reporting
Earl Houston, Memphis

Board of Dentistry
Mary Warner, Chapmansboro

Board of Ground Water Management
James Watson, Lascassas

Board of Judicial Conduct
Chris Hodges, Nashville
David Wedekind, Knoxville

Board of Medical Examiners
Jeff Lawrence, Franklin
Barbara Outhier, Nashville

Board of Physical Therapy
Brandon Hollis, Lexington
Brigina Wilkerson, Knoxville

Board of Social Worker Licensure
Barrett Horton, McKenzie
Vicki Williams, Nashville

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Ann Strong, Alamo
Karen Walsh, Chattanooga

Collection Services Board
Bart Howard, Dickson
Elizabeth Trinkler, Nashville

Commission on Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education
Brian Biggs, Pleasant View
Tom McCormack, Johnson City
Michael Naifeh, Covington

Community Services Agency
Ann Ayers-Colvin, Jacksboro
Shirley Boren, Woodbury
Sammy Copeland, Dyersburg
Dwayne Craighead, Celina
Ralph Creel, Cleveland
Trudy Hughes, Maryville
George Lowe, Mountain City
Annette Pulley, Erin
Gwendolyn Wright, Memphis

Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists
Thomas Stewart, Clarksville

Emergency Communications Board
Barbara Blanton, Shelbyville
Randy Porter, Cookeville

Governor’s Council on Service Members, Veterans and Their Families
Ron Cyrus, Livingston
Tonia Hardyway, Nashville
Deborah Hillin, Nashville
Alexander Horony, Crossville
Jimmy Humphrey, Nashville
Mike Jones, Mount Juliet
Larry McKnight, Nashville
Janet Morris, Smyrna
Joseph Tyler, Bartlett
Shawn Wilson, Antioch

Great Smoky Mountains Park Commission
Daniel Lawson, Maryville

Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors
Karen Williams, Franklin

Pest Control Board
Frank Colvette, Memphis

Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Jason Covington, Nashville

Soil Conservation Commission
Glenn Long, Rockwood
Kenneth Sneed, Drummonds
Tommy Surber, McKenzie

State Board of Accountancy
Vic Alexander, Brentwood
Stephen Eldridge, Jackson
Henry Hoss, Chattanooga
Gabe Roberts, Nashville

State Capitol Commission
Tootie Haskins, Nashville

Tennessee Aeronautics Commission
Fred Culbreath, Hendersonville

Tennessee Auctioneer Commission
Howard Phillips, Knoxville

Tennessee Economic Council on Women
Ruby Miller, Oak Ridge

Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board
Ralph Brooks, Knoxville
Larry Hutsell, Knoxville
Sullivan Smith, Cookeville
Stephen Sutton, Friendship
Robert Webb, Seymour

Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board
William Clark, Rossville
Aaron Ellison, Mercer
Elizabeth Estill, Knoxville

Tennessee Historical Commission
Beth Campbell, Nashville
Derita Williams, Memphis

Tennessee Massage Licensure Board
Christi Cross, Paris

Tennessee Medical Examiner Advisory Committee
Jacky Carver, Carthage
Tony Emison, Bells
Gerald Melton, Murfreesboro

Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
Stephanie Dolsen, Knoxville
Annie Washington, Memphis

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission
Joe Clayton, Knoxville
Billy Keck, Sharps Chapel
John Murrey, Pulaski
Reed Trickett, Madison

Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Ken Gross, Knoxville

Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission
Glenn Chrisman, Murfreesboro
Kim Wallace, Dover

Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission
Larry T. Flair, Sr., Smithville
Walter Valentine, Brentwood

Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction
Mike Boner, Nashville

Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission
Jim Forkum, Madison
Hale Moss, Old Hickory

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Daniel Webb, Mount Juliet

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
Joanne Morris, Lebanon
Cynthia Murdock, Lewisburg

Utility Management Review Board
Jason West, Nashville

Water and Wastewater Operator’s Certification Board
Alan Cranford, Smyrna

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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

 

TRICOR

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

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Press Releases

Bredesen Names 3 New Members To State Boards, Commissions

Press Release from Gov. Phil Bredesen; Dec. 21, 2010:

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 3 women to serve on 3 state boards and commissions.

“The state of Tennessee relies on citizens like these men and women who are willing to serve the state through its boards and commissions,” Bredesen said. “I appreciate their willingness to offer their service to our state, and thank them for the valuable additions they will be to the organizations to which they have been appointed.

“During my eight years as Governor I’ve had the privilege of making thousands of appointments to various boards and commissions. With these final appointments of my term, I want to express my sincere appreciation to all of these Tennesseans for their willingness to serve our state. Much of the function of our government relies on the honorable, voluntary service of these individuals, and I thank each of them for their contributions.”

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

Governor’s Council on Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

Alyson Delaney, Fort Campbell

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Sharon L. Hayes, Brownsville

Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board

Beverly G. Bond, Germantown

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Business and Economy Education Environment and Natural Resources News

Guv Appoints 100 New Members to State Boards, Commissions

With less than two months before stepping down as the state’s chief executive officer, Gov. Phil Bredesen appointed 100 people to state boards and commissions, leaving a lasting fingerprint on the makeup of many of the state’s occupational governing bodies and policy advisory committees.

Bredesen, a Democrat, will be termed out of office on Jan. 15, 2011. He will be replaced by Republican Bill Haslam, who is just finishing up his second term as mayor of Knoxville.

One of a governor’s duties is to appoint individuals to more than 150 state boards and commissions, ranging from the Board of Athletic Directors and the Drycleaner Environmental Response Board to the Homeland Security Council and the state Ethics Commission.

“Gov. Bredesen has always taken these appointments very seriously and filling vacancies enables boards and commissions to continue their work and service to (the) state,” said a spokeswoman.

Bredesen’s appointments are sending people to sit on 34 different boards and commissions, many of which have not met for several months, according to a TNReport review of the state’s online calendar.

Haslam isn’t particularly bothered that board and commission slots were filled before he had a chance to make appointments himself. “There’s only one governor at a time,” said David Smith, a spokesman for the governor-elect. Bredesen is just doing his job, he added.

It’s too early to tell whether Bredesen’s new appointees — whose opinions and priorities  may differ from those of the new administration — will in any way hamper or cause problems for the new administration, says former state Rep. Susan Lynn, who chaired the Government Operations Committee that reviewed occupational and professional board renewal requests. Lynn has herself been mentioned as a prospect to join the new administration in some capacity.

“It’s just hard to say,” she said. “It’s an enormous job to find people who are qualified to serve on these boards.”

“These positions come open all the time,” she added.

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

Barber Board of Examiners

Ralph S. Payne, Springville

Board for Licensing Alarm Systems Contractors

Karen Denise Jones, Limestone

McKenzie C. “Ken” Roberts, McMinnville

Board for Licensing Contractors

Cindi Gresham DeBusk, Knoxville

William E. Mason, Greenbrier

Board of Athletic Trainers

Monroe J. Abram, Antioch

Joseph T. Erdeljac, Cookeville

Walter S. Fitzpatrick, III, Cookeville

Cliff E. Pawley, Humboldt

Kurt P. Spindler, Franklin

Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

W.T. Patterson, Camden

Commission on Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education

Mark J. Finucane, Johnson City

Drycleaner Environmental Response Board

Cullen Earnest, Nashville

Education Commission of the States

Bruce Opie, Nashville

Patrick Smith, Ashland City

Energy Efficient Schools Council

Carolyn P. Bowers, Clarksville

Goodwyn Institute

Suki Carson, Memphis

Governor’s Advisory Committee on Equal and Fair Employment Opportunity

Jacky Akbari, Franklin

Governor’s Citizens Corps Advisory Committee

Faye G. Morse, Liberty

Michael F. Nesbitt, Carthage

Joseph C. “Joe” Palmer, Cottontown

Homeland Security Council

William L. “Bill” Brown, Greeneville

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council

Virginia “Happy” Birdsong, Madison

Marjorie J. “Marge” Davis, Mount Juliet

Sandra S. Ennis, Tullahoma

Jack O. Horner, Talbott

Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board

Steven E. “Steve” Elkins, Nashville

Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee

Bryan P. Hughes, Woodbury

Roxanne M. Valentino, Hendersonville

State Textbook Commission

Lois E. Coles, Brentwood

Robert W. Greene, Decatur

Donald Lanier Hopper, Middleton

Brian K. Tate, Church Hill

Robert M. Stidham, Church Hill

Edith G. Williams, Stanton

Statewide Independent Living Council

Robert L. Leonard, McKenzie

Anthony D. Sledge, Memphis

Tennessee Community Services Agency Board of Directors

Joe D. Barlow, Gainesboro

Lisa R. Bell, Camden

Peggy Collins, Lewisburg

Terry E. Crutcher, Dover

Pamela W. Edgemon, Cleveland

Kathleen J. Garrison, Spring City

Billy Joe Glover, Selmer

Pamela J. Harris, Jonesborough

John A. Hewgley, South Pittsburg

Regina L. Mason, Livingston

John R. Prince, Trenton

Ronald W. Shirey, Jr., Lynnville

Peggy K. Smotherman, Clifton

Martha Beaty Wiley, Allardt

Linda F. Williams, Fayetteville

Tennessee Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Stephen G. Young, Nashville

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

Norris L. Branick, Jackson

Tina Ann Burcham, Counce

Alexander N. Santana, Antioch

Steven Z. Sheegog, Memphis

Joyce Elaine Sievers, Smithville

Tennessee Duck River Development Agency

William Lee Brown, Manchester

Eslick E. Daniel, Williamsport

Robert S. Finney, Shelbyville

Olen Lee Morrison, Lewisburg

Paul Myatt, Bon Aqua

Thomas H. Peebles, Nashville

Betty Superstein, Manchester

Barbara A. Woods, Lewisburg

Tennessee Ethics Commission

Frank E. Barnett, Knoxville

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Jon M. Kinsey, Chattanooga

Tennessee Historical Commission

John Charles Trotter, Knoxville

Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board

Jami C. Awalt, Nashville

Rebecca Conard, Murfreesboro

Jackie L. Glenn, Maryville

Jill Kay Hastings-Johnson, Clarksville

Mary McCoy Helms, Chattanooga

Wayne C. Moore, Madison

Richard L. Saunders, Martin

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Mary Chatman, Springfield

Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

Kathleen M. Kenwright, Cordova

Jerry L. Miller, Kingsport

Thomas F. O’Brien, Jr., Munford

Tennessee Private Investigation & Polygraph Commission

Walter Valentine, Brentwood

Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Advisory Council

David Sevier, Murfreesboro

Belinda G. Watkins, Collierville

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council

Nancy L. Badger, Chattanooga

Kathy A. Benedetto, Johnson City

Roberta “Renee” Brown, Memphis

Anna Lynn Shugart, Maryville

Jacqueline Anne Stamps, Algood

Shelia R. Ward, Jackson

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Linda W. Copas, Nashville

Avis Easley, Antioch

Frank R. Meeuwis, Madison

Kathy Rouse, Morristown

Utility Management Review Board

Charlie C. Anderson, Kingsport

Volunteer Tennessee Commission

Laurel Leigh Creech, Nashville

Jonathan P. Farmer, Nashville

Carol L. Gaudino, Memphis

Julie C. Hembree, Knoxville

Emily Ann Jones, Knoxville

James H. Kilgore, Jr., Greeneville