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

911 Coordinating Council 

The purpose of the Council is to monitor the delivery of 911 services, develop strategies for future enhancements to the 911 system and distribute available grant funds to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). 

  • Rob McDonald, Madison (reappointment)
  • Jerry Daniels, Humbolt (reappointment)
  • Rebecca Snook, Osborne
  • Michael Daniels, Gardner (reappointment)
  • Jonathan York, Topeka (reappointment)
  • Ellen Wernicke, Gardner (reappointment)

Kansas Animal Health Board 

The purpose of the Board is to act as an advisory board to the Kansas Livestock Commission.

  • Troy Wedel, McPherson (reappointment)

Kansas Children’s Cabinet 

The mission of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet is to assist the governor in developing and implementing a coordinated, comprehensive service delivery system to serve the children and families of Kansas; identify barriers to service and gaps in service due to strict definitions of boundaries between departments and agencies; facilitate interagency and interdepartmental cooperation toward the common goal of serving children and families; investigate and identify methodologies for the combining of funds across departmental lines; encourage and facilitate joint planning and coordination between the public and private sectors to better serve the needs of children.

  • Terri Rice, Wichita (reappointment)
  • DiAnne Graham, Wichita (reappointment)

Creative Arts Industries Commission 

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

  • Aubrey Streit Krug, Salina (reappointment)
  • James Oliver, Jr., Pittsburg (reappointment)

Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

The mission of the Commission is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the quality of life for Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Kim Hendricks, Garden City (reappointment)

Board of Nursing

The Board is charged with protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Kansas through the licensure and regulation process of the nursing professions.

  • Julianna Rieschick, Andover (reappointment)

Physical Therapy Advisory Council 

The purpose of the Council is to advise the Board of Healing Arts on the examination and registration of physical therapists. 

  • Saumya Singh, Leawood

Kansas Senior Care Task Force 

The purpose of the Task Force is to study the following topics: provision of care for Kansas seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other age-related mental health conditions; administration of antipsychotic medication to adult care home residents; Safeguards to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of seniors in the state; adult care home surveys and fines; funding and implementation of the Senior Care Act; senior daycare resources in the state; and rebalancing of home and community-based services. 

  • Rachael Pirner, Valley Center

Kansas Sentencing Commission 

The purpose of the Commission is to develop a sentencing guideline model or grid based on fairness and equity and shall provide a mechanism for linking justice and corrections policies.

  • Pat Colloton, Leawood (reappointment)
  • Jermaine Wilson, Leavenworth (reappointment)
  • Mark Dupree, Kansas City (reappointment)

Kansas State Fair Board 

The purpose of the board is to promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture, to create opportunity for commercial activity, and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans.

  • Paula Landoll-Smith, Marysville (reappointment)

Kansas Volunteer Commission 

The Kansas Volunteer Commission prepares a national service plan for the state; ensures outreach to diverse community-based agencies; and administers certain grant programs.

  • Carolyn Campbell, Topeka (reappointment)
  • Stephanie Kupper, Overland Park (reappointment)