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

Appointment is subject to Senate confirmation*

Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The purpose of the advisory group is to determine, advocate for, and promote the best interests of juveniles in Kansas. Reflecting this purpose, the group reviews juvenile justice policy, advises policymakers on issues affecting the juvenile justice system, and strives to keep Kansas in compliance with the federal JJDPA act. It also participates in the development and review of the juvenile justice plan, review and comment on all juvenile justice and delinquency prevention and grant applications, and shall make recommendations regarding the grant applications.

  • Kristen Powell, Wichita

Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The commission’s purpose 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.

  • Stacey Storme, Overland Park (reappointment)
  • Kelsey Stock, Olathe

Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board

The board regulates real estate appraiser’s licenses, provides access to appraiser education resources, and informs appraisers of industry news.

  • Beverly Easterwood, Kansas City

University of Kansas Hospital Authority* 

The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is the public oversight body that governs the operations of the hospital at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

  • Robba Moran, Manhattan (reappointment)
  • Maureen Mahoney, Kansas City

State Board of Examiners in Optometry

The Board shall administer and enforce the provisions of Kansas Optometry Law so that the highest quality of eye care is provided to the citizens of Kansas.

  • Carisa De Anda, Lenexa