Gov. Nixon makes board and commission appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointments to 14 boards and commissions. The appointees will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate, with the exception of the appointments to the Governor’s Council on Disability. The appointees, along with their boards and hometowns, are:

  • Administrative Hearing Commission (Karen Winn – Jefferson City)
  • Advisory Commission for Anesthesiologist Assistants (Dr. Benjamin Lampert – Springfield)
  • Coordinating Board for Higher Education (Dr. Gary D. Sharpe – Jefferson City)
  • Drug Utilization Review Board (Dr. Glenn E. Talboy Jr. – St. Joseph)
  • Governor’s Council on Disability (Angeline D. Jacobsen – Poplar Bluff; Derek Smith – Osage Beach)
  • Missouri Alternative Fuels Commission (Jerry F. Bagby – Dexter)
  • Missouri Community Service Commission (Nina N. Murphy – City of St. Louis)
  • MO Planning Council for Developmental Disability (Douglas L. Riggs – Kirkwood; Petrice L. Welch – Kansas City)
  • Missouri Western State University Board of Governors (Peter Gregory – St. Joseph)
  • Platte County Election Board (Diane M. Pepper – Kansas City)
  • Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents (Brian P. Kelly – Brentwood)
  • State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services (Eric S. Latimer – Nixa)
  • State Board of Mediation (Lewis B. Moye – City of St. Louis)
  • State Historical Records Advisory Board (Dr. Joel P. Rhodes – Cape Girardeau)

Administrative Hearing Commission
The Governor has appointed Karen Winn, of Jefferson City, to the Administrative Hearing Commission. The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent administrative tribunal that decides disputes between state agencies and another party, usually a private person or corporation. The commission typically decides the cases after a trial-type hearing. The commissioners do not sit as a body; instead, each commissioner hears evidence and arguments from the state agency and from the other party and decides a case as an individual. Any party, including the state agency, may seek review of the Administrative Hearing Commission’s decision from the judicial branch.

Winn is general counsel for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. A graduate of Princeton University and the Washington University School of Law, she previously served on the Administrative Hearing Commission from 2000 to 2006 and as general counsel for the Office of Administration from 1993 to 2000. The Governor has appointed Winn for a term ending March 16, 2016.

Advisory Commission for Anesthesiologist Assistants
The Governor has appointed Dr. Benjamin Lampert, of Springfield, to the Advisory Commission for Anesthesiologist Assistants. The commission assists the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in the licensing and regulation of anesthesiologist assistants in the State of Missouri.

Dr. Lampert currently is medical director of pain management for St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. He has been with St. John’s since 1991. Dr. Lampert previously was chairman of the anesthesiology department at Springfield Community Hospital and an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending July 1, 2012

Coordinating Board for Higher Education
The Governor has appointed Dr. Gary D. Sharpe (D), of Jefferson City, to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The board is comprised of nine members, one from each congressional district. The board oversees the activities of the Missouri Department of Higher Education, which serves as the administrative arm of the board

Dr. Sharpe served from 1988 to 2007 as executive director of the Missouri Council of School Administrators and the Missouri Association of School Administrators. He also served as executive director of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals until 2000. Dr. Sharpe was elected to four terms as state representative from the 13th District, and served as chair of the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending June 27, 2014.

Drug Utilization Review Board
The Governor has appointed Glenn Talboy, Jr., of St. Joseph, to the Drug Utilization Review Board. The board advises the MO HealthNet Division and provides educational outreach on drug therapy to improve prescribing and dispensing practices for MO HealthNet participants, and provides information to physicians and pharmacies to assist with the continued evaluation and management of the patient’s pharmaceutical requirements.

Dr. Talboy has been with the University of Missouri – Kansas City Department of Surgery since 2001, serving as attending surgeon, assistant professor of surgery, surgery director of the multi-specialty breast clinic, and program director of surgical residency. The Governor has appointed Dr. Talboy for a term ending Oct. 15, 2011.

Governor’s Council on Disability
The Governor has appointed Angeline D. Jacobsen, of Poplar Bluff; and Derek Smith, of Osage Beach, to the Governor’s Council on Disability. The Governor’s Council on Disability promotes full participation and inclusion of the nearly one million Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life by educating citizens, businesses, schools, universities and others of their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jacobsen is a research analyst at the Independent Living Center of Southeast Missouri in Poplar Bluff. She promotes disability awareness by promoting the concept of independent living and self-determination, and promotes community involvement and networking regarding disability issues. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending Oct. 1, 2013.

Smith is expected to graduate this spring from Drury University in Springfield. He has been involved for five years with the Missouri Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities, and has been a volunteer for three years at the Southwest Center for Independent Living in Springfield. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Oct. 1, 2013.

Missouri Alternative Fuels Commission
The Governor has appointed Jerry F. Bagby (D), of Dexter, to the Missouri Alternative Fuels Commission. The commission promotes the development, sale, distribution, and consumption of alternative fuels and the development and use of alternative fuel vehicles and technology that will enhance the use of alternative and renewable transportation fuels and educates consumers about alternative fuel, including but not limited to ethanol and biodiesel.

Bagby is co-owner of Global Fuels LLC, a biodiesel refinery in Stoddard County that produces three million gallons per year. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural economics, he also has farmed for many years in southeast Missouri. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending March 25, 2012.

Missouri Community Service Commission
The Governor has re-appointed Nina N. Murphy (D), of St. Louis, to the Missouri Community Service Commission. The commission connects Missourians of all ages and backgrounds in an effort to improve unmet community needs through direct and tangible service. The MCSC serves as the administrator for AmeriCorps State funding in Missouri by awarding monetary grants and providing technical assistance and support. The Missouri Community Service Commission effects and administers the National and Community Service Act of 1993, and strives to make service and volunteerism a common expectation of all Missourians, with a special concentration on youth.

Murphy is a licensed clinical social worker who serves as director of Kingdom House Senior Companion Program in St. Louis. She previously served as director of minority aging services for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Governor has re-appointed Murphy for a term ending Dec. 15, 2012.

Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disability
The Governor has appointed Douglas L. Riggs, of Kirkwood; and Petrice L. Welch, of Kansas City, to the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disability. The Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disability works to assist communities in their efforts to include all people in every aspect of life. The Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities plans and advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities in order to enhance their opportunity for increased self determination, independence, productivity and integration and inclusion into the community.

Riggs is an at-home parent who has spent 25 years supporting and advocating for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, including testifying before Missouri legislative committees and serving on the parent advisory committee of the Special School District and the Kirkwood School District. The Governor has appointed Riggs for a term ending June 30, 2011.

Welch, a volunteer advocate for children with disabilities, served as a family support specialist for the non-profit REACH for Kids in Kansas City. She also worked as an insurance claims representative for 15 years. The Governor has appointed Welch for a term ending June 30, 2012.

Missouri Western State University Board of Governors
The Governor has appointed Peter Gregory, of St. Joseph, as the student representative to the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors. The board establishes policies, by-laws, rules and regulations for its own government and for control and government of the University; to select, appoint, and remove a President of the University; to set admission standards; and to make decisions on financial matters.

Gregory is a business administration major at Missouri Western and expects to graduate in the spring of 2012. He serves as a student senator at the university and as a board member of the St. Joseph Youth Alliance. The Governor has appointed Gregory for a term ending Dec. 31, 2011.

Platte County Election Board
The Governor has appointed Diane M. Pepper (D), of Kansas City, to the Platte County Election Board. The board works to register every eligible voter in Platte County and to encourage every voter to assert the privilege of voting. The board also oversees and directs the elections in a non-partisan manner, providing direction for voting entities and procedures to assure that a fair and honest election is held for the residents of Platte County.

Pepper is a librarian at Mid-Continent Public Library in Riverside. She also is a licensed real estate broker. From 2000 to 2008, Pepper was president of the Platte County Historical Society. The Governor has appointed Pepper for a term ending Jan. 12, 2013.

Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents
The Governor has appointed Brian P. Kelly, of Brentwood, as student representative to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. The board works to preserve and enhance educational quality and prudent stewardship of university assets; to plan programs and allocate resources to most effectively serve the higher education needs of the region; and to establish and maintain a strong system of accountability to the public.

Kelly is a political science major at the university who has served as a resident assistant for group housing. He also works at the Southeast Missouri State University Writing Center. The Governor has appointed Kelly for a term ending Jan. 1, 2012.

State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services
The Governor has appointed Eric S. Latimer, of Nixa, to the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. The council makes recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on policies, plans, procedures, and proposed regulations regarding how to improve the statewide emergency medical services system.

Latimer is a fire captain with the Springfield Fire Department and has been with the department since 1998. He is a member of Missouri FEMA USAR Task Force One, which responds to natural or manmade disasters within the United States. Latimer also serves as an EMT with Citizens Memorial Hospital Ambulance in Bolivar. The Governor has appointed Latimer for a term ending Jan. 5, 2013.

State Board of Mediation
The Governor has appointed Lewis B. Moye, of St. Louis, to the State Board of Mediation. The board resolves issues of majority representation within Missouri’s public sector in accordance with state statutes and in the most effective manner possible while maintaining the highest degree of neutrality. The Missouri State Board of Mediation is statutorily charged with the responsibility of determining an appropriate bargaining unit of employees and to determine majority representative status by conducting an election.

Moye is a retired autoworker from the Chrysler plant in Fenton, where he worked for 44 years. He has 35 years experience as a UAW union representative and was president of the St. Louis chapter of the Black Trade Unionists for 30 years. The Governor has appointed Moye for a term ending April 1, 2012.

State Historical Records Advisory Board
The Governor has appointed Dr. Joel P. Rhodes, of Cape Girardeau, to the State Historical Records Advisory Board. The Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board promotes and supports identification of, preservation of, and access to all historical records in Missouri.

Dr. Rhodes is an associate professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University. He also currently serves as assistant director for the Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage at the university. The Governor has appointed Dr. Rhodes for a term ending Nov. 1, 2010.

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