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Governor Brownback Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards

July 25, 2014



TOPEKA, Kan., July 25 -- Gov. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., issued the following news release:

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced recent appointments to boards and commissions.

"I'd like to thank these men and women for sharing their time and talents to serve the people of our great state," said Governor Brownback.

The Governor's Office is always looking for qualified, interested Kansans to serve the state on commissions and boards in their areas of expertise. If you are interested in serving on a commission or board, please visit http://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/office-of-appointments.

Capitol Preservation Committee

The Capitol Preservation Committee reviews all proposals for renovation of the capitol, the visitor center, and the grounds to insure the historical beauty is preserved. The Committee also assures that the artistic displays are historically accurate and members oversee the reconfiguration or redecoration of committee rooms. The committee comprises 12 members, three of whom are appointed by the governor to two year terms.

* Peggy Palmer, Augusta, is being reappointed to serve a two year term. Ms. Palmer studied at Butler County Community College. She formerly served as Butler County Commissioner, State Representative, and State Senator.

* Dr. Richard Kyle, Hillsboro, is being reappointed to serve a two year term. Dr. Kyle earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in History. He is a retired Professor of History and Religion at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas and is a former professional football player for the Baltimore Colts, now known as the Indianapolis Colts.

Kansas Dealer Review Board

The Dealer Review Board confers on matters related to regulations to improve dealer practices, uncovers problems with and makes recommendations for current law relating to vehicle sales, while balancing problems against the greater public interest. The board comprises eight members, appointed by the governor to three year terms.

* Timothy Sankey, Salina, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mr. Sankey currently owns and operates Sankey Auto Center in Salina, Kansas. He represents used vehicle dealers on the board.

* Paul Davis, Wichita, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mr. Davis attended Wichita Citizens Academy and currently owns A-Plus Parts & Salvage, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. He represents licensed salvage dealers on the board.

* Daniel Carlson, Topeka, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mr. Carlson attended Washburn University and Kansas Wesleyan University. He currently serves as President and General Manager of Carlson Auction Service Inc dba I-70 Auto Auction. He represents used vehicle dealers on the board.

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees

The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees oversees and selects members for the Sports Hall of Fame museum located in Wichita. The board comprises seven members, all of whom are appointed by the governor to four year terms.

* Jack Parr, Lindsborg, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Parr received his B.S. degree from Kansas State University. He currently owns and runs Jack Parr Associates, Inc. and was a professional basketball player for the former Cincinnati Royals.

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

The State Board of Technical Professions registers and licenses engineers, architects, surveyors, and landscape architects. The board comprises 13 members appointed by the governor to serve four year terms.

* Steven Brosemer, Emporia, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Brosemer received his BA in American History and his BS in Secondary Education from Wichita State University. He is currently a land surveyor for GeoTech, Inc.Mr. Brosemer represents land surveyors on the board.

* Vincent Mancini, Sublette, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Mancini received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. He has over forty years of experience in designing health care, educational, and law enforcement facilities. Mr. Mancini represents architects on the board.

* Forrest Erickson, Shawnee, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Erickson received his BS in Civil Engineering and his MS in Soils/Foundations Engineering from Kansas State University. He is currently a part time Client Service manager at Kleinfelder, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas. Mr. Erickson represents private practice engineers on the board.

Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board

The Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning the rules and regulations of the KS Pet Animal Act. The board also advises the Kansas livestock commissioner on hiring a director to implement the Kansas pet animal act. The board comprises ten members appointed by the governor to three year terms.

* Anne D'Andrea, Lindsborg, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. D'Andrea received her Certification in Science Diet Food from Immaculate Heart Academy. She currently owns and operates Lazy D boarding Kennel in Lindsborg, Kansas. Ms. D'Andrea represents licensed boarding kennel operators on the board.

* Dr. Laura Morland, Girard, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Dr. Morland received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. She currently practices full time at Girard Animal Hospital. Dr. Morland represents veterinarians on the board.

* Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. Thomas attended Manhattan Christian College. She currently owns and runs Puppies Extraordinaire, LLC. Ms. Thomas represents licensed animal breeders on the board.

* Leanne Trabuc, Colony, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. Trabuc currently serves as Board Clerk of USD 479. She represents licensed hobby breeders on the board.

State Library of Kansas Board

The State Library of Kansas Board advocates for statewide library services and resources, advises and counsels the state librarian on policies and management, reviews annual plans of cooperating libraries and promotes collaboration with the Kansas Board of Regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network. The board comprises 14 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the governor to four year terms.

* Dr. Donald Gilstrap, Maize, is being appointed to serve a four year term. Dr. Gilstrap received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Adult & Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. He is currently the Dean and Professor of University Libraries and Professor of Educational Leadership at Wichita State University. Dr. Gilstrap represents Regents librarians on the board.

* Harry Willems, Great Bend, is being appointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Willems received his MLS from Emporia State University. He currently serves as the Director of Park City Public Library and the Assistant Director and Consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System. Mr. Willems represents regional library systems on the board.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

The BSRB serves to protect the public from unlawful or unprofessional behavioral science practitioners who fall under the board's jurisdiction. The board comprises 11 members: two licensed psychologists, two licensed social workers, one professional counselor, one marriage family therapist, one licensed master's level psychologist, and four members from the general public. All board members are appointed by the governor and serve four year terms.

* Dr. Terry Pfannenstiel, St. George, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Dr. Pfannenstiel received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fort Hays State University, and earned his Ph.D. in Family and Child Development from Kansas State University. He currently works as an Outpatient Therapist at Pawnee Mental Health Services. Dr. Pfannenstiel represents licensed marriage and family therapists on the board.

* Dr. Grant Edwards, Overland Park, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Dr. Edwards received his bachelor's degree in English from Tulane University before attending the University of Kansas and earning both an M.S.W with a clinical emphasis and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He is currently a partner at Responsive Centers for Psychology and Learning in Overland Park where he also works as a psychologist in private practice. Dr. Edwards represents licensed psychologists on the board.

Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board

The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board regulates real estate appraiser's licenses, provides access to appraisers' education resources and informs appraisers of industry news. The board comprises seven members appointed by the governor to serve three year terms

* Robin Hannigan, Topeka, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. Hannigan received her bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management from Kansas State University and earned her SRA designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. She currently works at Taggart and Associates Inc. as an appraiser of residential, multifamily, and commercial properties. Ms. Hannigan is representing real estate appraisers in the 2nd Congressional District on the board.

Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners

The KSBVE promotes public health, welfare and safety by: ensuring licensed veterinarian staff is properly trained and performs in accordance with the Kansas Veterinary Practice Act, by ensuring facilities are up to standard and by guarding against negligent veterinary practice. The board comprises seven members, all of whom are appointed by the governor to four year terms.

* Sheila Dodson, Shawnee, is being appointed to serve a four year term. Dr. Dodson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Maryville University before attending Kansas State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Agriculture and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She currently owns the Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center in Lenexa where she also works as a veterinarian.

Wichita State University Board of Trustees

The Wichita State University Board of Trustees supports the educational undertakings of the university through the management of property, estate and funds given, transferred and pledged to the University. The board comprises nine members, appointed by the governor to three year terms.

* Pierre Harter, Wichita, is being appointed to serve a three year term. Mr. Harter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in German language from Wichita State University. Mr. Harter went on to receive a Master's of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State. He currently works at Bombardier Learjet as Director of LJ85 Structural Certification.

* Joe Norton, Wichita, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mr. Norton earned his bachelor's degree at Wichita State University before attending Washburn Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate. He currently serves as the Director and Chairman of the Board for Gilmore & Bell P.C.

* Sheryl Wohlford, Wichita, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. Wohlford attended Wichita State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration. She is currently the President and Co-Owner of Automation-Plus Inc. in Wichita.

State Employee Health Care Commission

The Kansas State Employees Health Care Commission was created to develop and provide for the implementation and administration of a state health care benefits program. The commission comprises five members, three of whom are appointed by the governor. A state officer or employee may not be appointed as the member representative of the general public.

* Heather Young, Topeka, is being appointed to serve at the pleasure of the governor. Ms Young is a graduate of Seaman High School and has attended Highland Community College. She is currently the Senior Administrative Assistant at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.

Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission

The Wildlife and Parks Commission advises The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on planning and policy issues. The commission aims to conserve and enhance Kansas wildlife and provide the public with opportunities for use and appreciation of Kansas' natural resources. . The commission comprises seven-members. All positions are appointed by the governor with the commissioners serving staggered four-year terms.

* Aaron Rider, Columbus, is being appointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Rider attended Pittsburg State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Education with an emphasis in 7-12 English and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. He currently works as an English Teacher at Columbus High School and as a Waterfowl Guide for Hickory Creek Outfitter. He is representing Region 5 on the Commission.

Veterans Claim Assistance Program Advisory Board

The Veterans Claim Assistance Program Advisory Board advises the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs in the implementation and administration of the veterans claims assistance program. The board aims to improve the coordination of veterans' benefits counseling in Kansas, maximize the effective and efficient use of tax-payer dollars and to ensure that every veteran is served and receives claims counseling and assistance. The board comprises seven members, two of whom are appointed by the governor, all of who serve three year terms.

* Bradford Stauffer, Holton, is being appointed to serve a one year term. Mr. Stauffer attended Washburn University and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major and First Sergeants Academies. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard as an Operations Sergeant Major from 1981 until 2004. Mr. Stauffer is the VFW representative on the board.

* Damon Christensen, Concordia, is being appointed to serve a two year term. Mr. Christensen was the owner and operator of Christensen Electric from 1984 to 1998 and served in the United States Navy for 24 years. During his time in the Navy, Mr. Christensen provided counseling and training as a personnel supervisor. He is the American Legion representative on the board.

Physical Therapy Advisory Council

The Physical Therapy Advisory Council advises the State Board of Healing Arts on examination and registration of physical therapists. The governor appoints three of the five council members to a four year term, with a limit of two terms.

* David Sanderson, Salina, is being reappointed to serve a four year term. Mr. Sanderson earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northwestern University before attending the University of Kansas where he received a Masters in Physical Therapy. He currently owns Southwind Physical Therapy Inc. in Salina where he also works as a therapist.

Kansas Board of Adult Care Home Administrators

The KBACHA aims to protect the public through the regulation of adult care home administrators. The board examines persons seeking to be licensed, establishes standards for the practice of adult care home administration and requires adherence to those standards. It comprises seven members, all of whom are appointed by the governor to two-year terms. No more than three members of the board may be licensed administrators.

* KJ Langlais, Lawrence, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Ms. Langlais earned a degree in Psychology and Music from Missouri Western State College and is a licensed Minister for the Disciples of Christ Christian Church. She currently works as CEO of Evergreen Living Innovations Inc. and serves on the Workforce Partnership Board. Ms. Langlais represents Adult Care Home Administrators on the board.

* Dr. Rodney Bryant, Wichita, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Dr. Bryant received his Bachelor of Arts from Union College before earning his Doctorate from Loma Linda School of Medicine. Dr. Bryant currently works at Wichita Medical Associates. He represents providers on the board.

State Historic Sites Board of Review

The Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review is a group of 11 professionals from various fields that meets quarterly to review and recommend nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places, and award preservation planning and rehabilitation grants. As prescribed by the Kansas Historic Preservation Act of 1977 (K.S.A. 75-2719), the board is comprised of the following members: the governor or the governor's designee, the state historic preservation officer or such officer's designee, and nine members appointed by the governor for three-year terms.

* Rebekah Romm-Gordon, Lawrence, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mrs. Romm-Gordon attended the University of Kansas where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies. She currently works as the Director of Grassroots Advocacy for Hickam Public Affairs. Ms. Romm-Gordon serves as a public member.

* Sharron Hamilton, Salina, is being reappointed to serve a three year term. Mrs. Hamilton is on the CKLS and KLTA library trustee Executive Boards and currently works as a Book Selector in Salina. She serves as a public member.

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