LINCOLN — Governor Pete Ricketts has announced recent appointments to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.

The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation:

» Board of Appraisers for Educational Lands and Funds: Jason J. Bryant, Lincoln.

» Nebraska Brand Committee: Christopher J. Gentry, Hyannis; John B. Widdowson, Kearney.

» Nebraska Children’s Commission: Breanna Anderson, Columbus; Beth M. Baxter, Kearney; James R. Blue, Lincoln; A’Jamal-Rashad Byndon, Omaha; Vernon Joseph Davis, Lincoln; Kathy L. Dinkel, Omaha; Misty D. Frazier, Bloomfield; Ronald Giesselmann, Fremont; Richard E. Hasty, Ph.D., Plattsmouth; Jessica L. Hilderbrand, Milford; Terri J. Knutson, Omaha; Felicia A. Nelsen, Lincoln; Lana Temple-Plotz, Fremont; Susan J. Thomas, Fairbury; Melanie S. Williams-Smotherman, Omaha.

» Geographic Information Systems Council: Lash Chaffin, Lincoln; Tim A. Cielocha, Columbus; Jeffrey T. McReynolds, Lincoln; Lesli M. Rawlings, Wayne.

» Greater Nebraska Chief Elected Officials Board: Mark (Tony) Kaufman, Gering.

» Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission: Rodney L. Bates, Lincoln; Sara B. Crook, Peru.

» Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness: Jeff Chambers, Adams; Ryan Durant, Elkhorn; Paul C. Hamelink, Hastings; Thomas G. Judds, Ashland; Judy L. Peterson, North Platte.

» Jail Standards Board: Kim H. Elder, Paxton.

» State Committee on Mental Health Services: Jennifer Alquicira, Omaha; Angela Cartmill, Cozad; Suzanne Day, Omaha; Susan Jensen, Omaha; Wendy Kaiser, Papillion; Jodi Richards, Kearney; Danielle M. Smith, Lincoln; Martin Wells, Lincoln.

» Professional Practices Commission: Timothy J. Heckenlively, Falls City.

» Nebraska Real Estate Commission: Lisa R. Ritter, Omaha.

» Suggestion Award Board: Jane L. Hardy, Tecumseh.

» Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse Services: Ashley Berg, MSW, Omaha; Heather L. Bird, LICSW, LADC, MPA, Bennington; Kenneth Beau Boryca, LMHP/LADC, Omaha; Victor Gehrig, Gordon; Faithe Kroll, Holdrege; Diana M. Meadors, Valley; Kelli Means, LIMHP,LADC, LPC, Norfolk.

» Commission on Uniform State Laws: John P. Lenich, Lincoln; James E. O’Connor, Omaha; Steven L. Willborn, Lincoln.

» Women’s Health Initiative Advisory Committee: Kathryn Fiandt, Omaha; Stacey A. Ghoddusi, Bellevue; Sylvia Gregory-Witherspoon, Lincoln; Kayleigh Lewandowski, Omaha.

The following appointees are subject to Legislative confirmation:

» Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education: Timothy Daniels, Omaha; Charles Garman, Omaha.

» Crime Victim’s Reparation Committee: Anne C. Boatright, Omaha.

» Environmental Quality Council: Seth B. Harder, Plainview.

» Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board: Stephan Budke, North Platte; Joseph Kosiski, Omaha; Curt G. Prohaska, Crete; Dennis R. Schworer, Bellevue.

» Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: John Arley Rundel, Trenton.

» Nebraska Power Review Board: Elizabeth A. Hilyard, Gering.

» State Emergency Response Commission: Polly Ann Jordening, Grand Island; Kimberly K. Plouzek, Dorchester.

» State Racing Commission: Janell L. Beveridge, Paxton.

» Technical Advisory Committee on Statewide Assessment: Chad W. Buckendahl, Ph.D., Las Vegas, Nevada; Cindy L. Gray, Omaha.

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