Robert Bentley makes appointments to boards, councils, task forces

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While it may only be the first full week of October, it’s already shaping up to be quite the busy month for the Governor’s office as Governor Robert Bentley has recently made 29 appointments to 14 different boards.

ABC Board: The ABC Board controls alcoholic beverages through distribution, licensing, and enforcement.

  • Dr. Michael Ingram

 Health Care Data Advisory Council: assists the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program in developing regulations and standards necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

  • Elliot Lipinsky

 Healthcare Improvement Task Force: This task force address options to improve the health of Alabamians, including strategies to have more-accessible and more-affordable health care in the state.

  • Tom Miller
  • Neeysa Biddle
  • Ron Franks

Alabama Workforce Council: This council advises and supports the state Board of Education, two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

  • Donald Jones

 State Board of Veterans’ Affairs: Oversees the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Col. Patrick Downing
  • Major Jeffery Brown

Rehabilitation Council: the council advises the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services on a number of issues related to vocational rehabilitation services.

  • Susan Crowe
  • Zarius Walker
  • Scott Besong
  • Jon Brock
  • Tom Schwarz

Fayette Co. Water Authority

  • Jimmy Trice
  • Ray Selman

Robotics Technology Park Executive Board: oversees the park’s mission is to provide a technically trained, highly skilled, and educated workforce for automation and robotics, to assist public and private entities in developing new robotics systems and technologies, and to promote the creation, growth, or expansion of companies through innovative technology solutions.

  • David Lowell St. John
  • Robert K. Glenn
  • James T. Bolte
  • Angie Garrett

Alabama School of Math and Science: oversees the school, which is the state’s only fully public and residential high school for sophomores, juniors, and seniors seeking advanced studies in math, science, and the humanities.

  • Mike Jenkins

Physical Therapy Board: the board is a licensing and disciplinary agency whose mission is to protect the public from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper physical therapy practitioners.

  • Graham Champion

Board for Registered Interior Designers: the board licenses and regulates qualified individuals to practice as registered interior designers in the state of Alabama.

  • Don Bowden
  • Lisa Sheppard

Board of Hearing Instrument Dealers: responsible for regulating the professions of hearing aid dispensers.

  • Dr. Rick Love
  • Stephen Michael
  • David Morrow
  • Janice Combs

Cleburne County Coroner: responsible for determining causes of death and whether further investigation is needed in the case of accidents or people found dead within the county.

    • Tracy Lambert

Human Resources Task Force: analyze ways to improve the delivery of services by Department of Human Resources and shall examine and analyze the state laws, practices, policies, and procedures of DHR relating to the reporting and response to child abuse.

    • Jonna Chizik

You can find more information on open board positions on the appointments webpage.


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