Plainfield Fire Chief and Teacher Among Several Hendricks County Residents Named as Gov. Holcomb Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced several appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Alcohol & Tobacco Commission

The governor made three reappointments to the commission, who will serve until January 31, 2026:

  • Jessica Allen (Indianapolis), who will continue her service as chair of the commission.
  • Dale Grubb (Covington), former member of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • Marjorie Maginn (Indianapolis), former president and executive director of the Women in Government Foundation

The governor also made two new appointments to the commission, who will serve until January 31, 2026:

  • Jim Payne (Indianapolis), senior advisor with Public Consulting Group
  • Drew Wignall (Carmel), former deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, who will serve as prosecutor for the commission.

Board of Trustees of Vincennes University

The governor made three reappointments to the board, who will serve until October 6, 2024:

  • R. Scott Brand (Carmel), executive vice president of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
  • Michael Sievers (Vincennes), owner of Sievers & Companies
  • John Stachura (Vincennes), vice president and general manager of Solar Sources Underground, LLC

The governor also made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until October 2, 2022:

  • Dustan Jones (Mt. Carmel, Illinois), Pre-Veterinary major, who will serve as the student trustee

Commission on Ports

The governor made one reappointment to the commission, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez (Carmel), managing principal of Newhouse & Associates, LLC

The governor also made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • John F. Whorley, Jr. (Zionsville), executive vice president of Fiserv

Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority

The governor made one new appointment to succeed the retiring Timothy Fesko as chair of the authority:

  • The Honorable Pete Visclosky (Gary), former Congressman, who will serve until January 31, 2026.

Graduate Medical Education Board

The governor made five reappointments to the board, who will serve until December 31, 2023:

  • Dr. Paul Haut (Indianapolis), COO of Riley Hospital for Children
  • Dr. Tricia Hern (Zionsville), vice president of improvement and physician leadership development for Community Health Network
  • Dr. Rachel A. Shockley (Carmel), program director for Community South Osteopathic Family Medicine
  • Dr. Curt Ward (Zionsville), director of medical education and designated institutional official at Ascension St. Vincent
  • Beth Wrobel (Valparaiso), CEO of HealthLinc

The governor also made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until December 31, 2023:

  • Rob McLin (Bruceville), CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital

Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

The governor made two new appointments to the board, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • John Noel (Indianapolis), principal geologist at ATC Group Services LLC
  • Rachel Walker (Indianapolis), senior project geologist at Mundell & Associates, Inc.

Indiana Board of Tax Review

The governor made one new appointment to the full-time board, who will serve until January 1, 2024:

  • Timothy Schultz (Indianapolis), former general counsel of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Indiana Civic Education Commission

The governor made seven appointments to the new commission, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Brad Balch (Terre Haute), dean emeritus at Indiana State University
  • Charles Dunlap (Fishers), president and CEO of the Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Adam Ferguson (Plainfield), teacher at Plainfield High School
  • Greg Gastineau (Fishers), teacher at Hamilton Southeastern High School
  • Joe Jordan (Fort Wayne), president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
  • Emily Tracy (Nashville), superintendent of Brown County Schools
  • Phillip VanFossen (West Lafayette), director & James F. Ackerman distinguished professor of social studies education at Purdue University

Indiana Public Defender Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until October 31, 2025:

  • Samantha DeWester (Indianapolis), counsel at Beam, Longest and Neff, LLC

Indiana Public Retirement System Board of Trustees

The governor made two reappointments to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2025:

  • David Frick (Indianapolis), retired executive vice president and chief legal and administrative officer of Anthem, Inc.
  • Bret Swanson (Zionsville), president of Entropy Economics LLC

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

The governor made one reappointment to the board, who will serve until March 31, 2025:

  • Kraig Bowers (Lafayette), representing sheep producers

The governor also made two new appointments to the board:

  • David Hardin (Avon), representing swine producers, who will serve until March 31, 2024.
  • Ty Harweger (Seymour), representing poultry producers, who will serve until March 31, 2025.

Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council

The governor made four reappointments to the council, who will serve until June 30, 2024:

  • Abagail Fleenor (Greensburg), secretary for the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana
  • Joseph Gunn (Indianapolis), recent MPA graduate of IUPUI
  • Theresa Koleszar (Indianapolis), director of the bureau of rehabilitation services with FSSA
  • Tammy Themel (Greenwood), CEO of accessABILITY

The governor also made seven new appointments to the council, who will serve until June 30, 2024:

  • Mark Harris (Roanoke), president of Harris Harper Counsel, Inc.
  • Raymond Montgomery (Indianapolis), senior marketing activity associate with Bosma Enterprises
  • Gary Olsen (Indianapolis), longtime advocate and former executive director of the National Association of the Deaf
  • Sarah Renner (Indianapolis), director of the division of aging with FSSA
  • Seena Skelton (Indianapolis), director of operation of the Region III Equity Assistance Center at IUPUI
  • Emma Sullivan (Indianapolis), owner of ELS Consulting
  • Kacie Weldy (Brownsburg), deaf blind specialist with the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

The governor made one reappointment to the full-time commission, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • Sarah Freeman (Indianapolis)

Integrated Public Safety Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Chief Doug Randell (Plainfield), division chief of emergency medical services at Plainfield Fire Territory

Invasive Species Council

The governor made three reappointments to the council, who will serve until January 31, 2025:

  • Rick Haggard (Indianapolis), executive director of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association
  • Heather Reynolds (Bloomington), associate professor and director of graduate studies in Biology at Indiana University
  • Mike Warner (North Salem), president of ArborTerra Consulting, Inc.

The governor also made two new appointments to the council, who will serve until January 31, 2025:

  • Phyllis Boyd (Indianapolis), director of Indy Parks & Recreation
  • Joe Schmees (Fishers), executive director of the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Nonemergency Medical Transportation Commission

The governor made two new appointments to the commission, who will serve until June 30, 2025:

  • Maureen Lindsey (Indianapolis), social work manager for Fresenius Medical Care
  • Fern Mirkin (Carmel), representing Medicaid members

State Board of Massage Therapy

The governor made three reappointments to the board, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • Matthew Brannon (Indianapolis), owner of Cloud Generalist LLC
  • Laurie Hardin (Noblesville), certified massage therapist
  • Charles Peebles (Terre Haute), massage therapy coordinator and program instructor at Indiana State University and assistant professor at Ivy Tech Community College

The governor also made two new appointments to the board, who will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • Elizabeth Cain (Carmel), owner of Indy’s Elite Massage
  • Jael Peirce (Brownsburg), owner of TheraKnead, LLC

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