Lexington, Richmond, London, Livingston residents named to state boards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Gov. Andy Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

— Appointed Donna Montgomery-Durham as City Commissioner for the City of Livingston, Kentucky.

— Appointments to the Advisory Council for Recovery Ready Communities:

  • Matt Perkins of Ashland is Mayor of the City of Ashland. Mr. Perkins shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Ray Jones of Pikeville is an attorney and Pike County Judge/Executive. Mr. Jones shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Elizabeth Davisson of Louisville is senior vice president of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation. Mrs. Davisson shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Larry Droege of Louisville is an attorney at Stites & Harbison PLLC. Mr. Droege shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Dr. Daniel Corrie Shull of Louisville is a minister at Burnett Avenue Baptist Church. Dr. Shull shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • John Moberly of Crestwood is the executive director of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. Mr. Moberly shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Dr. Ammar Almasalkhi of Louisville is a physician at Pulmonary Specialists of Louisville, PSC. Dr. Almasalkhi shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Joel Thornbury of Pikeville is a pharmacist at Nova Pharmacy. Mr. Thornbury shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Pam Darnall of Shepherdsville is the president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Mrs. Darnall shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Stephanie Raglin of Lexington is the director of programs at the Hope Center. Ms. Raglin shall serve for a term expiring June 25, 2025.
  • Gene Detherage of Morehead is an outreach and engagement specialist at The Fletcher Group. Mr. Detherage shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Rickey Green of Jeffersontown is an entrepreneur at Action Shots Inc. Mr. Green shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.
  • Steve Shannon of Lexington is executive director of KARP, Inc. Mr. Shannon shall serve for a term expiring June 29, 2025.

— Reappointed Carmen Souder, Leigh Snell and Sherry Wilson Powers as members of the Education Professional Standards Board.

  • Carmen Souder of London is a kindergarten teacher at Laurel County Schools. Mrs. Souder shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  • Leigh Snell of Richmond is a teacher at Madison County Schools. Mrs. Snell shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  • Sherry Wilson Powers of Lexington is dean of the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Powers shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2024.

— Appointed Steven Cawood, Rufus Friday and Ed Clark as members of the Kentucky Sestercentennial Commission. Gov. Beshear has also appointed Ed Clark as chair of the commission.

  • Steven Cawood of Pineville is retired. Mr. Cawood shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
  • Rufus Friday of Richmond is executive director of the Hope Center. Mr. Friday shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
  • Ed Clark of Lexington is an attorney at Clark Law Office, Inc. Mr. Clark shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.

— Appointed Stuart Lemarr and Steven Powless as members of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Advisory Committee on the Second Chance Pathways to Recovery program.

  • Stuart Lemarr of Harlan is a territory business manager at Alkermes.
  • Steven Powless of Paducah is the executive chairman at Computer Services, Inc.

— Reappointed John Dadds as a member of the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance.

  • John Dadds of Louisville is CFO of Christian Care Communities. Mr. Dadds shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 12, 2025.

— Appointed Bruce Brown as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.

  • Bruce Brown of Somerset is retired. He replaces John Chilton, who has resigned. Mr. Brown shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 17, 2022.

— Appointed Timothy O’Hearn as a member of the Housing, Buildings and Construction Advisory Committee.

  • Timothy O’Hearn of Fort Thomas is a business agent at Local Union 392 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Mechanical Equipment Service. He replaces Leonard Heuser, who has resigned. Mr. O’Hearn shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Nov. 30, 2021.

— Appointed Olivia Davis as a member of the Kentucky Board of Architects.

  • Olivia Davis of Lexington is a professor at the University of Kentucky. She replaces Crystal Patterson, whose term has expired. Ms. Davis shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 12, 2025.

— Appointed Mark Ryles as a member of the Finance and Administration Architectural Services Selection Committee.

  • Mark Ryles of Lexington is a facilities consultant for the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative. He replaces James Cox, who has resigned. Mr. Ryles shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending March 11, 2022.
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