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Governor announces appointments to health-related boards

By KHI NEWS SERVICE | July 02, 2013

The Governor's Office today announced several appointments to health-related boards and panels:

Glenn Hemberger of Overland Park was appointed to a four-year term on the Kansas Dental Board. He earned a bachelor degree from St. Benedict’s College and his doctor of dental surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He currently owns a private dental practice specializing in pediatric dentistry.

The board has nine members, each of whom is appointed by the governor to a four-year term.

Angel Shaver of WaKeeney was appointed to a three-year term on the Kansas State Rehabilitation Council, which works to improve employment opportunities and independence for disabled persons. She earned a bachelor degree from Mid-America Bible College and a masters of science from Friends University. She is a secretary at the WaKeeney Church of God and a bookkeeper for the Hillman Family Trust.

The governor made three appointments to three-year terms on the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which has 17 members:

  • Catherine Macfee of Topeka earned a bachelor's degree from Bethany College and a masters in Deaf Elementary Education from Gallaudet University. She is currently the outreach coordinator for Hamilton Relay.
  • Amy Fowler of Lawrence has a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University and a master’s degree from Baker University. She serves as the chair of the Kansas Association of Interpreters-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
  • Teresa Sturgeon of Olathe was reappointed to a three year term. She is certified as a Sign Language Interpreter in Kansas, Missouri, and nationally. She currently serves as a sign language interpreter for Johnson County Community College, Unity Church of Overland Park and Unity Village, Olathe Medical Center and Sorenson Communications.

Two four-year appointments to the University of Kansas Hospital Authority were approved by the Senate:

  • Dr. Daniel Thomas of Leawood is a periodontist who also serves on the Kansas Board of Regents Oral Health Task Force and is the director of the Kansas Arts Foundation.
  • Mark Jorgenson of Kansas City was reappointed. He is chief executive for US Bank Kansas City operations and also serves on the boards of the Midwest Research Institute, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and Kansas Venture Capital, Inc.

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