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[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design; Board of Marriage and Family Therapy; Board of Nursing; Board of Occupational Therapy; Board of Optometry; Board of Podiatric Medicine; Board of Psychology; Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission; Minnesota Board on Aging; Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service; Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; State Board of Physical Therapy; Board of Cosmetologist Examiners; Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board; Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training; Council on Disability; Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission; and Board of Medical Practice.

Jason Amberg – Eden Prairie, MN

Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design


Licensed Landscape Architect


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Scott Robinson

Alan Johnson – Mountain Iron, MN

Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design


Licensed Engineer


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Nirmal Jain

Denise Kazmierczak – Woodbury, MN

Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design


Licensed Engineer


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

About the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design:

The Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design licenses and regulates architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, geologists, and soil scientists. It also certifies interior designers.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Adam Arnold – Saint Paul, MN

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy


Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: John Seymour

Kathryn Graves – Minneapolis, MN

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Thad Shunkwiler – North Mankato, MN

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy


Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Herbert Grant

About the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy:

The Board of Marriage and Family Therapy licenses marriage and family therapists and enforces the statutes and rules governing the practice of marriage and family therapy to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Laura Elseth – Eden Prairie, MN

Board of Nursing


Licensed Practical Nurse


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Katlynn Gullekson – Bagley, MN

Board of Nursing


Licensed Practical Nurse


Effective: September 1, 2022


Term Expires: January 2, 2023


Replacing: Becky Gladis

Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham – Minneapolis, MN

Board of Nursing


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Laurie Warner

About the Board of Nursing:

The Board of Nursing holds nurses accountable for conduct based on legal, ethical, and professional standards. The board regulates nursing practice through credentialing, education, discipline and complaint resolution, establishing nursing practice standards, performing data analytics, workforce planning, and other work.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Chris Harbaugh – Big Lake, MN

Board of Occupational Therapy Practice


Occupational Therapist


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

About the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice:

The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice adopts and enforces rules and laws, issues licenses to qualified individuals, assesses and collects fees for the issuance and renewal of licenses, educates the public about the requirements for licensing occupational therapy practitioners, educates occupational therapy practitioners about the rules of conduct, and enables the public to file complaints against applicants and licensees.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Leah Colby – Rogers, MN

Board of Optometry


Optometrist


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Michelle Falk

About the Board of Optometry:

The Board of Optometry licenses optometrists, adopts rules, educates practitioners and the public, investigates complaints, and takes corrective action or disciplinary measures as appropriate.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Lois McCray – Oakdale, MN

Board of Podiatric Medicine


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Judy Swanholm

About the Board of Podiatric Medicine:

The Board of Podiatric Medicine licenses doctors of podiatric medicine, disciplines licensees, and registers corporations.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Cesar Gonzalez – Rochester, MN

Board of Psychology


Doctoral Degree Licensed Psychologist


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Stephen Walden

Jill Idrizow – Stillwater, MN

Board of Psychology


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Salina Renninger – Falcon Heights, MN

Board of Psychology


Psychology Training Program Representative


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment




About the Board of Psychology:

The Board of Psychology licenses psychologists, establishes rules of conduct and takes appropriate action against licensees who do not meet and maintain those ethical requirements, establishes or approves programs that qualify for professional psychology continuing education credit, educates the public about licensure requirements and the rules of conduct, and receives and reviews complaints against licensees who may have violated the Psychology Practice Act.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

David Collier – Apple Valley, MN

Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Rick Nelson

About the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission:

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission supports amateur sports associations in the state and promotes amateur sports events. The commission’s work includes governing the National Sports Center, creating amateur sporting events, and fostering partnerships between public, private, state, and local organizations.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

James McKinstra – Moorhead, MN

Minnesota Board on Aging


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 2, 2023


Replacing: Kay Hendrikson

Christine Mueller – Roseville, MN

Minnesota Board on Aging


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: John Doan

About the Minnesota Board on Aging:

The Minnesota Board on Aging develops, coordinates, evaluates, and administers federal and state funds for programs for the aging; makes grants to seven area agencies on aging and non-profit agencies; and serves as advocate for older persons.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Dan McConnell – Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service


Local Labor Representative


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Aberdeen Rodriguez

About the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service:

The Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service, also known as ServeMinnesota, provides grant funding, training, and technical assistance to nonprofits, government agencies, and schools that run AmeriCorps programs. ServeMinnesota also pioneers strategic initiatives in a variety of impact areas to solve complex social problems.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Patricia Siebert – Minneapolis, MN

Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Felix Montez

Petronellah Thomas-Shanobi – Andover, MN

Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Reappointment

Panou Xiong – Minnetonka, MN

Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 2, 2023


Replacing: Alyssa Greene

About the Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities:

The Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities advises and assists the ombudsman in developing policies, plans, and programs to benefit persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependence, and emotional disturbance.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Julia McDonald – Otsego, MN

State Board of Physical Therapy


Physical Therapist Assistant


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Adam Urick – Eagan, MN

State Board of Physical Therapy


Physical Therapist


Effective: October 1, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Debra Sellheim

Kathy Polhamus – Saint Paul, MN

State Board of Physical Therapy


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

About the State Board of Physical Therapy:

The State Board of Physical Therapy evaluates applicants for licensure, renews annual licenses for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and enforces the physical therapy practice act.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Chelsey Anderson – Saint Joseph, MN

Board of Cosmetologist Examiners


Licensed Esthetician


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Donna Dungy – Inver Grove Heights, MN

Board of Cosmetologist Examiners


Private School Instructor


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Marcie Smith Fields – Saint Paul, MN

Board of Cosmetologist Examiners


Public School Instructor


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

About the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners:

The Board of Cosmetologist Examiners licenses and regulates cosmetology practitioners and establishments, including establishing continuing education requirements and taking disciplinary action as needed. The board may also develop and adopt relevant rules.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Reuben Moore – Eagan, MN

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Abdi Sabrie

Lucy Payne – Mahtomedi, MN

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


Teacher from a Teacher Preparation Program


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Reappointment

Jessica Cook – Duluth, MN

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


Principal


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Ryan Vernosh

About the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board:

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board is responsible for licensing teachers, developing licensure verification requirements, and evaluating candidates for compliance with statutory or rule requirements for licensure.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Shawn Williams – Saint Cloud, MN

Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


College Instructor


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Rebecca Swanson

Scott Kent – Alexandria, MN

Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Police Chief


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 5, 2026


Replacing: Sara Rice

About the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training:

The Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training licenses peace officers and part-time peace officers, establishes minimum qualifications and standards of conduct, and regulates professional peace officer education and continuing education for peace officers.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Tammy Berberi – Morris, MN

Council on Disability


Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 6, 2025


Replacing: Leigh Lake

About the Council on Disability:

The Council on Disability advises and aids the Governor, state agencies, and the public on public policy and the administration of programs and services for people with disabilities in Minnesota. It is a legislatively established advisory committee within state government to supplement the efforts of advocacy groups in the private sector and link those who are statutorily responsible for planning and delivering services. The council advises, provides technical assistance, and collaborates with others, and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life, and empower all people with disabilities.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Mohamoud Ibrahim – Savage, MN

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission


Peace Officer


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 2, 2023


Replacing: Brooke Blakey

About the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission:

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission establishes the sentencing guidelines that district courts apply at felony sentencing hearings, conducts related research and analysis, shares information, and advises the legislature.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

Stephanie Bumgardner – Laporte, MN

Board of Medical Practice


Public Member


Effective: July 5, 2022


Term Expires: January 1, 2024


Replacing: Sarah Evenson

About the Board of Medical Practice:

The Board of Medical Practice’s duties include the licensure and enforcement of statutes, laws, and rules related to the professional practice of physicians, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, genetic counselors, naturopathic doctors, and traditional midwives. The board also serves as a resource to consumers and stakeholders in the health care delivery system.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information.

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are seeking qualified and diverse individuals who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and lived experiences to serve the state of Minnesota. A list of boards and commissions, including open positions, can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

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