Governor Laura Kelly announced today appointments to Kansas state boards and commissions.

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

The mission of the board is to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare from unlawful or unprofessional practitioners who fall under the board’s jurisdiction. The board establishes educational and experience-based requirements, as well as rules and regulations for applicants seeking credentialing.

  • Jacqueline Lightcap, Topeka
  • Laura Shaughnessy, Roeland Park

Board of Adult Care Home Administrators

The Board of Adult Care Home Administrators’ mission is to protect the public through the regulation of adult care home administrators. Through its program, the board examines persons seeking to be licensed as adult care home administrators, establishes standards for the practice of adult care home administrations and requires adherence to those standards.

  • Alexandra English, Leawood

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to measure, promote, support, and expand the creative arts industries in Kansas.

  • Karem Gallo, Liberal

Kansas Board of Nursing

The board is charged with protecting the health, safety and welfare of residents of Kansas through the licensure and regulation process of nursing professions in the state. To that end, the board prescribes curricula and standards for professional and practical nursing programs and mental-health technician programs; and examines, licenses and renews the licenses of qualified applicants, among other duties. 

  • Adri Gouldsmith, Topeka

Kansas Real Estate Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to license and regulate real estate brokers.

  • Errol Wuertz, Hays (reappointment)

Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners

The mission of the Board is to promote health, safety, and welfare by examining and licensing applicants for veterinary medicine. They also inspect and register licensed veterinarians.

  • Sheila Dodson, DVM, Merriam (reappointment)

Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission

The mission of this Commission is to conserve and enhance Kansas’ wildlife; provide the public with opportunities for use and appreciation of Kansas’ natural resources.

  • Troy Sporer, Oakley (reappointment)