Board and Council Appointees No. 16   08/21/2014    
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Section 2-15-108, MCA, passed by the 1991 Legislature, directed that all appointing authorities of all appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of state government take positive action to attain gender balance and proportional representation of minority residents to the greatest extent possible.


One directive of 2-15-108, MCA, is that the Secretary of State publish monthly in the Montana Administrative Register a list of appointees and upcoming or current vacancies on those boards and councils.


In this issue, appointments effective in July 2014 appear. Vacancies scheduled to appear from September 1, 2014, through November 30, 2014, are listed, as are current vacancies due to resignations or other reasons. Individuals interested in serving on a board should refer to the bill that created the board for details about the number of members to be appointed and necessary qualifications.


Each month, the previous month's appointees are printed, and current and upcoming vacancies for the next three months are published.




Membership on boards and commissions changes constantly. The following lists are current as of August 1, 2014.


For the most up-to-date information of the status of membership, or for more detailed information on the qualifications and requirements to serve on a board, contact the appointing authority.





Appointee                                              Appointed by                 Succeeds               End Date

Board of Funeral Service (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Michael Thompson                        Governor                        Meeks                     7/18/2014

Ronan                                                                                                                              7/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): licensed crematory operator


Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Edward Eaton                                 Governor                        McDonald               7/25/2014

Helena                                                                                                                             1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Member


Ms. Mary Eve Tolbert                           Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

St. Ignatius                                                                                                                       7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Hearing Aid Dispenser


Board of Pharmacy (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Starla Blank                                   Governor                        Bertagnolli              7/18/2014

Helena                                                                                                                             7/1/2019

Qualifications (if required): Licensed Pharmacist


Ms. Rebecca H Deschamps               Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          7/1/2019

Qualifications (if required): Licensed Pharmacist


Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Brian Miller                                      Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Kalispell                                                                                                                           7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Licensed Physical Therapist


Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Rick Johnson                                 Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Kalispell                                                                                                                           7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Adolescent Treatment Program Nominee


Mr. John Santa                                     Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Marion                                                                                                                              7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Adolescent Treatment Program Nominee


Ms. Pamela Carbonari                         Governor                        Kelly                        7/18/2014

Kalispell                                                                                                                           7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Ms. Penny James                                 Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Trout Creek                                                                                                                     7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Adolescent Treatment Nominee


Sen. Trudi Schmidt                              Governor                        Callahan                7/18/2014

Great Falls                                                                                                                       7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Board of Public Accountants (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Kathy VanDyke                             Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Whitehall                                                                                                                         7/1/2018

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (Commerce)

Mr. Leonard Smith                                Governor                        not listed                 7/9/2014

Billings                                                                                                                             7/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): enrolled member of Montana Tribe


Board of Sanitarians (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Susan K. Brueggeman                Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Polson                                                                                                                             7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Registered Sanitarian


Mr. Eugene Pizzini                              Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Helena                                                                                                                             7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Mayor Gene Townsend                       Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Three Forks                                                                                                                     7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Board of Speech‑Language Pathologists and Audiologists (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Lucy Hart‑Paulson                        Governor                        Fjare                        7/9/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          12/31/2016

Qualifications (if required): Speech Language Pathologist


Board of Water Well Contractors (Natural Resources and Conservation)

Mr. Kirk Waren                                      Director                           reappointed            7/1/2014

Butte                                                                                                                                 6/30/2017

Qualifications (if required): Hydrogeologist


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Fish and Wildlife Board (Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

Ms. Pelah Hoyt                                     Governor                        Conradi                   7/9/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Mr. Michael Jamison                            Governor                        reappointed            7/9/2014

Whitefish                                                                                                                         1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Mr. Rodd Richardson                          Governor                        Brenneman            7/9/2014

St. Ignatius                                                                                                                      1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


District Court Council

Ms. Glenda Travitz                               elected                            reappointed            7/1/2014


Qualifications (if required): none specified


Governor's Postsecondary Scholarship Advisory Council (Education)

Mr. Davin Wertman                              Governor                        Bird                          7/9/2014

Colstrip                                                                                                                            7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Experience in financial aid at a postsecondary institution


Interagency Coordinating Council for State Prevention Programs (Governor's Office)

Ms. Diane Cashell                               Governor                        not listed                 7/18/2014

Bozeman                                                                                                                         7/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): experiences related to the private or nonprofit provision of prevention programs


Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (Governor)

Mr. Jonathan Angel                             Governor                        Brenneman            7/9/2014

Billings                                                                                                                             1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Consumer or Family of Consumer of Mental Health Services


Mr. Dan Laughlin                                 Governor                        Frank                       7/9/2014

Anaconda                                                                                                                       1/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): Experience with Treatment and Welfare of children with serious emotional disturbances


Mr. Graydon Davies Moll                     Governor                        reappointed            7/9/2014

Ronan                                                                                                                              1/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): Experience with Treatment and Welfare of adults with developmental disabilities


Ms. Amy Tipton                                     Governor                        Morton                     7/18/2014

Wolf Point                                                                                                                       7/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): Experience relative to the treatment and welfare of adults with serious mental illnesses


Montana Elections and Technology Advisory Council (Secretary of State)

Ms. Sandra Boardman                        Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Chinook                                                                                                                           7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Jeri Custer                                      Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Forsyth                                                                                                                             7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Audrey Dufrechou                        Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Helena                                                                                                                             7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Charlotte Mills                                Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Bozeman                                                                                                                         7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Kathie Newgard                            Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Polson                                                                                                                             7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Bonnie Ramey                              Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Boulder                                                                                                                            7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Mr. Bret Rutherford                              Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Billings                                                                                                                             7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Ms. Vickie Zeier                                    Secretary of State         not listed                 7/23/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          7/23/2016

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board (Environmental Quality)

Ms. Kate Cassidy                                  Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Whitefish                                                                                                                         7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Background in Environmental Regulation


Ms. Susan Quigley                              Governor                        Sendon                   7/25/2014

Shelby                                                                                                                             7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Representative of the financial or banking industry with experience in small business


Private Land/Public Wildlife Council (Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

Mr. Robert DesRosier                          Governor                        not listed                 7/9/2014

Browning                                                                                                                         7/31/2015

Qualifications (if required): Tribal Member


Public Defender Commission (Administration)

Mr. Kenneth R. Olson                          Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Great Falls                                                                                                                       7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Attorney Nominated by the Supreme Court


Ms. Ann Sherwood                              Governor                        reappointed            7/25/2014

Pablo                                                                                                                                7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Attorney Nominated by the State Bar Association


State Banking Board (Administration)

Mr. Hubert Abrams                               Governor                        reappointed            7/9/2014

Wibaux                                                                                                                            7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): State Bank Officer, Small‑Sized Bank


Dr. Maureen J. Fleming                      Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Member of the Public


Mr. Josh Webber                                  Governor                        reappointed            7/9/2014

Denton                                                                                                                             7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): State Bank Officer, Small‑Sized Bank


State Electrical Board (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Rick Hutchinson                            Governor                        reappointed            7/18/2014

Black Eagle                                                                                                                     7/1/2019

Qualifications (if required): Licensed Electrician


Statewide Independent Living Council (Public Health and Human Services)

Ms. Monique Casbeer                         Governor                        Kase                        7/9/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                          12/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Person with Disability not employed by a State Agency or Independent Living Center


Mr. Robert Idol                                       Governor                        not listed                 7/9/2014

Whitefish                                                                                                                         12/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Person with Disability not employed by a State Agency or Independent Living Center


Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council (Public Health and Human Services)

Mrs. Teresa McKeon                            Governor                        Hammond              7/9/2014

Malta                                                                                                                                1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Survivor or Family Member of a Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury


Youth Justice Advisory Council (Justice)

Mr. Jack Shevalier                                Governor                        Heffelfinger            7/18/2014

Helena                                                                                                                             3/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): Under 24, has been or is under the Jurisdiction of the Juvenile Justice System



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