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For Immediate Release

12.31.2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments:

Lisa Washburn, Hot Springs, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Replaces Anne Sorter.

Daina Potter, Malvern, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Replaces Claudia Barone.

Michael Perkins, Little Rock, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Reappointment.

Dr. James Meserow, Little Rock, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Reappointment.

Carole Garner, Little Rock, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Replaces Suzanne McCarthy.

Jerri Clark, Cabot, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Reappointment.

Laura Abbott, Cabot, to the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Replaces Diane Bryant.

Susan Bradshaw, Conway, to the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Replaces Annette Watson.

Lisa Channell, Benton, to the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Reappointment.

Karl Mounger, Siloam Springs, to the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Replaces Merlin Leach.

Joseph Griffith, Holly Grove, to the Delta Cultural Center Policy Advisory Board.  Appointment expires October 1, 2018.  Reappointment.

Vivian Hoskins, Helena, to the Delta Cultural Center Policy Advisory Board.  Appointment expires October 1, 2018.  Reappointment.

Keith Edmonds, Bruno, to the Trauma Advisory Council.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Replaces Kenneth Jones.

Dr. Jonathon Palmer, to the Trauma Advisory Council.  Appointment expires July 1, 2017.  Replaces Dr. Clinton Evans.

Michael Laws, El Dorado, to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.  Appointment expires July 1, 2018.  Replaces Jamin Snarr.

David Stoppel, Berryville, to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.  Appointment expires July 1, 2018.  Reappointment.

Margarette Oliver, Menifee, to the Arkansas Cemetery Board.  Appointment expires January 15, 2019.  Replaces Mary Williams.

Billy Altom, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Public Transportation Coordination Council.  Appointment expires September 20, 2019.  Replaces Joseph Davison. 

Dr. Daniel Hennessey, Little Rock, to the State Board of Optometry.  Appointment expires April 26, 2018.  Replaces Dr. George Haas.

Dr. James Burgess, Greenwood, to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.  Appointment expires June 30, 2017.  Replaces Joyce Palla.

Howard Holthoff, Dumas, as District Judge of Desha County District Court, McGehee Department.  Appointment expires December 31, 2016.  Replaces The Honorable Gibbs Ferguson.

Gary Tucker, Monticello, as a Justice of the Peace of the Drew County Quorum Court District 2.  Appointment expires December 31, 2016.

Chris Gardner, Jonesboro, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas.  CV-15-179 Travis Trammell v. Linda Marlene Wright.  Replaces Justice Rhonda Wood.

Newly created Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism (Act 111/SB 210).  Term lengths will be determined by drawing of lots at the first official meeting of the board.

Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism:

Gloria Redman, Little Rock

Denver Landers, Benton

Jolie Busby, Little Rock

Mayor JoAnne Bush, Lake Village

Charlie Cain-Davis, Little Rock

Mark Cassady, Nashville

Robert Coon, Little Rock

Bruce Davis, Hot Springs Village

Sydney Jacimore, Fort Smith

Kelley Nosari, Mountain Home

Amanda Richardson, Little Rock

David Hudak, Bella Vista

Peggy Sissel, Little Rock

Clayton Sorrells, Amity

Melvin Wasson, North Little Rock

Doyle Ray, Pine Bluff

Vernard Henley, Jr., Little Rock

Melanie Orman, Stuttgart

Tammie Cloyes, Searcy

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