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

Board of Adult Care Home Administrators

All of the powers, duties, and functions of the Secretary for the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services granted by Kansas statute relating to the licensure and registration of skilled nursing home administrators, are transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the board of adult care home administrators.

  • Dr. Stephanie Yeager Murray, Wichita (reappointment) 

Advisory Commission on Children with Special Health Care Needs  

The commission consults with and advises the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on matters relating to children with special health care needs.

  • Jill Hamilton, Topeka
  • Katie Jones-Roggenbaum, Haysville 

Kansas Complete Count Committee  

The committee initiates, acts upon, and considers all necessary strategies to promote and advertise the 2020 Census, respond to population’s questions and concerns about the Census, focus available resources on hard-to-count areas and populations, and ensure the highest participation rate possible.

  • Julie Menghini, Pittsburg
  • Tel Wittmer, Holton
  • Apramay Mishra, Lawrence
  • Kay Haug, Topeka 

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns  

The commission’s vision is that all people with disabilities are entitled to be equal citizens and equal partners in Kansas society.

  • Marilyn Bittenbender, Lawrence (reappointment)
  • Ranita Wilks, Lawrence (reappointment)
  • Robert Cantin, Olathe (reappointment)

Masonic Cancer Alliance Partners Advisory Board  

The board assists with the pursuit and maintenance of National Cancer Institute designation by demonstrating research and education collaboration of key hospitals and research institutions for the benefit of the region, the University of Kansas and the state of Kansas. It also provides input for the strategic planning for NCI-designation and on research programs leveraging unique regional strengths, assists with and offers advice on philanthropic plans to support the University of Kansas’ ten-year cancer strategic plan, and evaluates potential joint strategic investments of a scale that require collaboration.

  • Dr. Lee Norman, Topeka 

Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Advisory Board  

The purpose of the board is to advance public awareness of successful adult, cord blood, and related stem cell therapeutic options through fundraising, public speaking, and other efforts.

  • Dr. Lee Norman, Topeka 

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. 

  • Andrea Watson, Shawnee