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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.


The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation:


Board of Barber Examiners

Joseph Scoville, Omaha


Collection Agency Licensing Board

Jason Thompson, Bennington


Nebraska Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities

Debbie Salomon, Omaha


Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Barrett, Scottsbluff

Reagan Boyer, Scottsbluff

Jason Gieschen, Ogallala

Shirley Slansky, Hastings


Geographic Information System Council

Eric Herbert, Fort Calhoun

Charles Wingert, Sterling


Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness

Amy Thelander, Grant


Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Patrick H. Connell, Omaha

Lorilei Stark, Sidney


Governor’s Council to Keep Nebraska Beautiful

Rae Brown, Wayne

Andrew Fereday, Omaha

Terry Hawley, Omaha

Michael Linder, Omaha

Edith Ryba, Columbus

Kimberly Wiese, Gretna

Jeffrey Witt, Lincoln


Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Steven Rathman, Plattsmouth


Nebraska Real Estate Commission

Joseph Gehrki, Omaha


Nebraska State College Board – Student Trustees

Sam Klammer, Juniata, NE

Kayla Michelle Myers, Sidney, IA

Ashley Nicole VanMeeteren, Yankton, SD


Water Well Standards and Contractor’s Licensing Board

Cody W. Christensen, Hartington

Scott W. Grosch, O’Neill



The following appointees are unpaid and are subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Arts Council

Amy Haddad, Omaha

Joyce Hasselbalch, Lincoln

Sarah Peetz, Lincoln

Walter Seiler, Alliance


Nebraska State Electrical Board

Mike Hunsberger, Broken Bow

George Morrissey, PE, Omaha


Nebraska Investment Council

Gail Werner-Robertson, Omaha


Niobrara Council

Jason D. Appelt, Ainsworth

Bradley A. Arrowsmith, Bassett

Lana S. Arrowsmith, Bassett

Dallas D. Dodson, Valentine

Dustin Hoefs, Valentine

Mary L. Mercure, Valentine

Richard S. Mercure, Valentine


Rural Health Advisory Commission

Cheryln Hunt, Elm Creek

Kyle Klammer, M.D., Bellevue

Lynette Kramer, M.D., Albion

Laeth Nasir, MBBS (MD), Omaha

Rebecca A. Schroeder, Ph.D., Curtis

Michael Allen Sitorius, M.D., Omaha

Roger D. Wells, PA-C, St. Paul



The following appointee is a full-time paid position and is subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Board of Parole

Robert W. Twiss, Omaha



Thank you to the many Nebraskans that give generously of their time and talent to make a difference in our state.  These appointments will provide crucial insight and expertise to their respective boards, committees, and commissions.  To learn about openings and apply to serve on a board or commission, go to