Governor Laura Kelly today announced appointments to Kansas state boards, councils, and committees.

Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission

The Commission gathers and disseminates information regarding problems and programs concerning Hispanic and Latino Kansans; coordinates, assists and cooperates with state departments and agencies to serve the needs of Hispanic and Latino Kansans; proposes new programs; evaluates existing programs and proposes legislation; stimulates public awareness; conducts training programs; cooperates with the state board of education in advising and assisting school districts, upon request, in conducting in-service training programs for bilingual education personnel; and other duties.

  • Mary Lou Jaramillo, Merriam
  • Bertha Mendoza, Garden City (reappointment)
  • Veronica Padilla, Topeka
  • Ernestor De La Rosa, Dodge City
  • Monica Vargas-Huertas, Wichita

Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission

The Commission is responsible for recommending qualified individuals for appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court.

  • Carol Marinovich, Kansas City

Respiratory Care Council

The Council advises the Kansas Board of Healing Arts in carrying out its mission.

  • Lisse Regehr, Iola

State Employee Health Care Commission

The Commission sets the insurance rates and structure for State of Kansas employees.

  • Jose Castillo, Berryton