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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions


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:


Brain Injury Oversight Committee

Jeffrey Baker, Milford

Anna Cole, Omaha

Shauna L. Dahlgren, Omaha

Joan (Joni) Dulaney, Lincoln

Kevin Karmazin, Lincoln

Kody A. Moffatt, MD, MS, FAAP, FACSM, ATC, Omaha

Peggy Reisher, Lincoln

Shirlene Smith, North Platte


Nebraska Capitol Commission

Trent D. Loos,  Litchfield


Corn Development, Utilization & Marketing Board

John S. Greer, Edgar

Brandon Hunnicutt, Giltner


Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness

Nancy J. Bentley, Gering

Randy McCoy, Bellevue

Judy R. Petersen, Chambers

John S. Turner, Lincoln


Nebraska Commission on Latino-Americans

Aida Evans, Hastings

Jaime Suarez, Omaha


Professional Practice Commission

Douglas D. Dolezal, Ph.D., Lincoln

Eric G. Malina, Ph.D., Hickman

Debra S. Paulman, Sutherland


Commission for the Protection of Children

Julia R. Keown, Lincoln


Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council

Paula Thompson, Scotia

Mary Phillips, Lincoln

Amber Jara, Lincoln


Riparian Vegetation Management Task Force

Zachery M. Peterson, Valentine


ServeNebraska – The Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission

Clarence King, Omaha


The following appointees are unpaid and subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission

Kate Sullivan, Cedar Rapids


Nebraska Arts Council

Zachary Cheek, Omaha

Brenda Davis, Beatrice

Ann Michelle Dudley, Norfolk

Sharon (Shari) Hofschire, Omaha

Pamela Snow, Ashland


Beginning Farmer Board

John E. Walvoord, Waterloo


Nebraska Environmental Trust Board

Mark Quandahl, Omaha


State Board of Health

Timothy A. Tesmer, M.D., Lincoln


State Highway Commission

Alec Gorynski, Omaha


Nebraska Information Technology Commission

Shane J. Greckel, Bloomfield

Daniel Spray, Norfolk


Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board

Brad Jacobs, St. Paul

Clint Jones, Genoa

Matthew O’Daniel, Arlington


Nebraska Natural Resources Commission

Joseph L. Citta, Jr., Columbus

Stanley A. Clouse, Kearney

Bradley B. Dunbar, Omaha

Timothy E. Krause, Mason City

Thomas L. Knutson, St. Paul

LeRoy W. Sievers, Lincoln

Scott Smathers, Lincoln


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