Lowry names HIV/AIDS Council, Gambling Commission, other appointments

OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today announced appointments to several boards.

Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Lowry named Beth Anderson to the Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, which meets bimonthly to discuss HIV/AIDS issues and make recommendations to the governor. Anderson is the administrator of health services for the Washington Department of Corrections. Prior to working for the state, she managed HIV/AIDS and long-term care planning for Group Health Cooperative. Anderson replaces Richard Gunderson and will serve a three-year term.

Lowry also appointed Kent resident Jennifer Crisp to a three-year term on the council. Crisp, 26, is an attorney and has worked with the Northwest Women's Law Center and the National Lawyers Guild. She replaces Patricia Migliore.

David Purchase, 56, was named to a vacant seat on the council. Purchase is director of the Point Defiance AIDS Project in Tacoma. He will serve a three-year term.

Joseph Gray of Seattle was re-appointed to a three-year term on the council. Gray, 34, is state director for the People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) and developed the Pennsylvania training model for prison health care workers dealing with HIV/AIDS.

Tim Hilliard also was re-appointed to a three-year term. Hilliard, 44, is a contributing correspondent for Fisher Broadcasting and was press secretary and lesbian/gay community liaison for former Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman.

Lowry also re-appointed Dr. Thomas Hooten to a three-year term on the council. Hooten, 48, is medical director of the Harborview Medical Center AIDS Clinic and sits on the University of Washington (UW) Medical School staff.

Patricia Philbin was re-appointed to a three-year term on the council. Philbin is AIDS care coordinator for Group Health in Seattle.

Lowry also re-appointed Jutta Riediger to a term expiring June 30, 1999. Riediger is an infection control consultant for the state and lives in Shelton.

Gambling Commission

Lowry named Seattle resident Juanita M. Garrison to the Gambling Commission, which licenses and monitors all authorized gambling establishments in the state, including tribal casinos. Garrison is an account manager for American Tile Set. She has worked with the Warren G. Magnuson Medical Research Foundation at the UW and has served as chairman of the board for the federally funded Child Development Centers. She replaces Robert Tull and will serve through June 30, 2002.

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Rebecca Kerben was re-appointed to a four-year term on the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, which establishes and enforces the standards and qualifications for licensing and disciplining nursing care professionals. Kerben, 50, is clinical executive secretary for the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of Washington. She lives in Colfax.

Cheryl Smith Payseno of Seattle was appointed to a four-year term. Payseno ia a registered nurse and Associate Administrator at Highline Community Hospital where she has been since 1978.

State School for the Deaf

Kay Adamson of Renton was re-appointed to the board of trustees for the State School for the Deaf, which serves the educational needs of hearing-impaired students from around the state. She has been an education consultant for deaf and blind children, and has been a member of the Association of Teachers and Rehabilitators of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and of the National Coalition of Deaf Blindness.

Convention and Trade Center

Phyllis L. Lamphere of Seattle was re-appointed to the board of directors for the Washington Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. Lamphere is a former Seattle City Councilwoman and served as regional director of the Economic Development Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Commission on Judicial Conduct

Nora Reynolds of Bainbridge Island was appointed to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which reviews complaints alleging possible violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct and enforces the state ethics legislation for all members and employees of the state judicial system. Reynolds is president of a family-owned realty business. She previously served as executive director of the Girls Club of Puget Sound and as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the family planning program and as a member of the state Personnel Appeals Board. She also has done extensive volunteer work in community services organizations.

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