FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 1996
Lowry makes appointments to boards and commissions
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the following board and commission appointments:
John H. "Jack" Roos of Bellevue was appointed to the Correctional Industries Board of Directors, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Gregory Bessert. Roos was an engineer with the IBM Corp. in Seattle after working for the General Electric Co. in New York. Roos has voluteered for several community organizations, including the SeaTac Occupational Skills Center and the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe.
The board advises the Department of Corrections on programs designed to offer work experience and training of inmates, along with the investing of funds from enterprises and work programs.
Spokane County Sheriff John A. Goldman has been named to the state Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Goldman, 48, has worked 26 years for the Spokane County Sheriff's Department, serving as commander of every major unit in the department. He is a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, the YWCA Board of Trustees and the Spokane North Rotary. Goldman will serve through June 30, 1999, replacing Ronald Waldner, whose term expired.
Shelton Police Chief Samuel R. Johnston also was named to the board. Johnston, 56, is former sheriff of Okanogan County and past-president of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (1986-88). He replaces John Mansfield, whose term expired. Johnston will serve through June 30, 1999.
The governor also named Craig Ellis Thayer to fill out a term on the council. Thayer is Stevens County Sheriff and an attorney. He replaces Ronald Hyland, who resigned last year. Thayer will serve through June 30, 1996.
James McClimans of Spanaway has been named to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission, replacing Gail R. Kirk, whose term expired. McClimans formerly served as president and chief executive officer for the Westop Credit Union, and as vice president of the McChord Credit Union. He has been a member of the Credit Union Executives Society and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Pierce County.
The commission regulates the competency and quality of dental professionals by establishing, monitoring and enforcing qualifications for licensure, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline.
Dianne Welsh Bleck of Spokane was reappointed to the Economic Development Finance Authority. Bleck is an associate professor at Eastern Washington University. She is active in many professional organizations involving industrial relations and training, and has earned numerous awards in her field. She has served on numerous civic groups, including the state's Children's Alliance, the Commission on Judicial Conduct and the Chase Youth Commission in Spokane.
Suzanne Burke of Seattle was appointed to the Economic Development Finance Authority to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of James Doane. Burke is president of the Fremont Dock Company, and she also worked as a preschool teacher. She also has been a board member of the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club and the North Seattle Industrial Association.
William A. Glassford IV of Seattle was reappointed to the Economic Development Finance Authority. Glassford is senior vice president and manager of the international division of Security Pacific Bank Washington. He previously worked with Rainier Bank in Asia, serving in Hong Kong, Manila and Taipei. He also worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
George H. Pechtel of Yakima was appointed to the Economic Development Finance Authority to fill a vacancy created by the term expiration of Jan Robinson. Pechtel, owns a planning and contracting firm in Yakima. He has worked with the Yakima Central Business District Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans Association and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
The authority, which has 10 members, helps small- and medium-sized businesses meet their capital needs.
The following individuals were named to the state EMS/Trauma Care Steering Committee, which evaluates emergency and ambulance services throughout the state:
Dwight Altenburg, Redmond, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998;
Michael Copass, Seattle, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998;
David Jaffe, Woodinville, appointed through Aug. 15, 1996, replacing Tom Stegbauer;
Jeff Lyle, Seattle, appointed through Aug. 15, 1996, replacing Linda Topel;
Juris Macs, Aberdeen, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998;
Capt. Rick Phillips, Olympia, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1996;
Jack Pinza, Walla Walla, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998;
Dep. Chief Ron Profit, Bellevue, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998;
Cecil Snodgrass, Puyallup, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998; and
Marvin Wayne, Bellingham, reappointed through Aug. 15, 1998.
Carlton Merle Glenn of Tacoma was appointed to the Examining Board of Psychology, filling a vacancy created by the term expiration of Willette Cheatom. Glenn currently is a Boeing Company employee. He also was active in the Waller Road Parent-Teacher Association.
Dr. Joseph Barber of Seattle was appointed to the Examining Board of Psychology, filling a vacancy created by the term expiration of Janis Horike. Barber currently is an associate clinical professor in the anesthesiology and rehabilitation medicine departments at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He also has a consulting psychology practice in Seattle. He has received numerous professional awards for his work in psychology, and belongs to several professional medical societies.
The board examines candidates for licensing, and is authorized to deny, revoke, suspend or restrict licenses for specific conduct.
Gregory T. Costello of Seattle has been appointed to the Forest Practices Appeals Board, replacing Norm Winn, whose term expired. Costello is a practicing attorney in a Seattle law firm and concentrates on environmental law relating to real estate transactions. Costello also has served as chairperson of the Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club, as a member of the Washington Wilderness Society, and is active in numerous environmental and law groups.
The board is an independent, quasi-judicial agency that hears and decides appeals from decisions of the Department of Natural Resources.
Hugh Davis of Spokane was reappointed to the Governor's Council on HIV/AIDS. Davis is communications manager for the Spokane School District. He has served on the KPBX public radio board, the Washington School Public Relations Council and the Greater Spokane Alliance for Youth Steering Committee. He will serve through June 30, 1998.
Lowry reappointed Kelly Scott to the council. Scott, a Seattle attorney, is employed by the Northwest AIDS Foundation. He is a member of AIDSWATCH and the National Lawyer's Guild AIDS Network and has worked with the Seattle Commission on Lesbians and Gays. He will serve through June 30, 1998.
The governor also reappointed Pamela Tollefsen of Olympia to the council. Tollefsen is supervisor of the HIV/STD Prevention and Comprehensive Education program in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. She was a school nurse in the Olympia School District for 18 years and serves on the board of directors of the National Association of School Nurses. She will also serve through June 30, 1998.
Dr. Robert Wood of Seattle also was reappointed to the council. Dr. Wood is director of the Seattle/King County Health Department AIDS Control Program and an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has served on several national AIDS advisory committees and is co-chairman of the King County HIV/AIDS Planning Council. Dr. Wood will serve through June 30, 1998.
Max E. Carrera Jr. of Prescott was reappointed to the Washington Commission for National and Community Service. Carrera is the community affairs director for Broetje Orchards. He previously served as deputy sheriff for the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department, worked for the Juvenile Department of Court Services, and the Walla Walla School District.
Angie M. Chambers of Tacoma was reappointed to the Washington Commission for National and Community Service. Chambers currently is the director of the Foster Grandparent Program in Pierce and southern King counties, working with senior citizens and special needs children.
Michael L. Novick of Bellevue was reappointed to the Washington Commission for National and Community Service. Novick is the executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. He also served as the assistant executive director for financial resources for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. He also is involved with the Washington World Affairs Council, the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, and the Temple B'nai Torah Congregation Board.
Mary Pembroke of Seattle was reappointed to the Washington Commission for National and Community Service. Pembroke is the associate affairs manager at Microsoft Corporation. She also helps with corporate grantmaking and manages the Microsoft Giving Campaign, the software donation program, and the Microsoft Volunteer Program. Before joining Microsoft, Pembroke was an area director for Washington Special Olympics.
The Commission implements the federal National and Community Trust Act of 1993, which created Americorps.
Jeff Johnson of Olympia was reappointed to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Johnson currently is the research director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He previously worked for the Center for Labor Studies at Empire State University in Manhattan, NY. He has also worked with the Olympia Farmers' Market, Olympia Sustaining Fund and the Eastside Co-op Preschool.
The board provides planning, coordination, evaluation, monitoring and policy analysis for the state training system. It advises the governor and the Legislature concerning the state training system.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.