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PUBLISHED: 4:58 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Cashen, Buttcane appointed to board

JUNEAU - Governor Frank H. Murkowski has appointed 25 Alaskans to the newly created Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Advisory Board. He also announced appointments to several other boards.

The Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Board All members of this board will serve at the pleasure of the Governor and will work to increase the contributions of faith-based and community organizations to meet the workforce and health and social services needs of the people of Alaska. All terms for this board will expire on May 1, 2008, and none require legislative approval.

The appointees to the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Advisory Board are: Robert Buttcane of Juneau, Cindy Cashen of Juneau, Glenn Clary of Anchorage, Carl L. Ekstrom of Delta Junction, Charles (Mike) Ensch of Eagle River, Judith T. Fulp of Kodiak, Jeanie Greene of Anchorage, Keith J. Hamilton of Soldotna, Eugene Harnett of Eagle River, Gracie M. Jackson, M.DIV. of Eagle River, Fred G. Jenkins of Anchorage, Diane E. Johnson of Anchorage, Richard A. Koch of Ft. Richardson, Lt Gov. Loren Leman (Co-chair) of Juneau, Allen L. Levy of Anchorage, Scott L. Merriner (Co-chair) of Anchorage, Julie Morris of Juneau, Kim Jerome Patterson, D. Min. of Anchorage, Ryan E. Ray of Palmer, T. Murray Richmond of Fairbanks, Kathleen Y. Svenson of Ketchikan, June M. Ulz of Fairbanks and Robert A. Young of Eagle River.

Governor Murkowski also re-appointed Margo S. McCabe of Anchorage and Kaye M. Saxon of Wasilla to the Alaska Children's Trust Board. They will serve until April 8, 2007.

Harold Whittlesy of King Salmon was appointed to the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank Board of Directors. The term will end March 1, 2008.

Mary D. Mundell of Chugiak and Leona E. Oberts of Soldotna have been to the Alaska Board of Pharmacy. Both terms expire on March 1, 2009. The appointments are subject to legislative confirmation.

J. Randy Morton of Nome, Tashawna L. Olson of Homer and Kerry L. Turnbow or Fairbanks, were appointed to the Alaska Board of Professional Counselors. Morton's term will end March 1, 2008. Olson and Turnbow will serve until March 1, 2009. The appointments require legislative confirmation.

Lori Teel Crupi of Haines, Gary Hess of Haines, Michael Jacobson of Juneau and Travis Reid of Haines, were re-appointed to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council. Their terms will continue to July 1, 2006.

Jacob S. Gondek of Anchorage, was appointed as student representative on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Gondek is a full-time student at the University of Alaska Anchorage and was elected by his peers to be considered for appointment. Once approved by the legislature Gondek will serve a two-year term expiring on June 1, 2007.

Gene DuVal of Fairbanks and Roger A. Stone of Ketchikan were appointed to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. Their terms expire March 1, 2009. The appointments require legislative confirmation.

Christena E. Williams of Ketchikan has been appointed to the Alaska Judicial Council. This appointment requires both legislative approval and financial disclosure. The term expires March 1, 2011.

James C. Beck of Juneau and Joyanna Geisler and Richard W. Smithson, both of Homer, were appointed to the Alaska Statewide Independent Living Council. Their terms will expire Oct. 1, 2005. James (Dan) D. Ducey of Wasilla will serve on the council until Oct. 1, 2006 and Ramona (Mona) M. McAleese of Anchorage will serve until Oct. 1, 2007.

Margaret Lowe, M.Ed., Ed.S, was appointed to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees. Her term will expire March 1, 2010. This appointment is subject to legislative confirmation.

Michael W. Gordon of Anchorage has been re-appointed and William F. Tull of Palmer has been newly appointed to the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Their terms end March 1, 2008, and require legislative approval and financial disclosure.

Joanne Boehme of Juneau, Gary W. Burleson of Anchorage, Alec Kay of Anchorage and Jay McDiarmid of Fairbanks were appointed to the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board. Boehme's term ends March 1, 2006. The terms of Burleson and Kay will end March 1, 2008, and McDiarmid's appointment will expire on March 1, 2009.


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