RANDY SORENSEN, EAST GRAND FORKS, APPOINTED BY GOV. WALZ, LT. GOV. FLANAGAN TO COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Council on Disability, the Board of Medical Practice, the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, the Minnesota Forest Resources Council, the Food Safety and Defense Task Force, the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and the Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Randy Sorensen – East Grand Forks MN
Member
Council on Disability
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Replacing: Kathleen Peterson

Quinn Nystrom – Baxter MN
Member
Council on Disability
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Reappointment

Belo Cipriani – Minneapolis MN
Member
Council on Disability
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Replacing: Joshua Melvin

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, collaborates with others and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life, and empower all people with disabilities.

More information on the Council on Disability can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Jennifer Thomas – Blaine MN
Doctor of Osteopathy Member
Board of Medical Practice
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Replacing: Joseph Willett

Pamela Chawla – Minneapolis MN
Physician Member
Board of Medical Practice
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Replacing: Patrick Townley

Kimberly Spaulding – Saint Cloud MN
Physician Member
Board of Medical Practice
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Reappointment

Patricia Lindholm – Fergus Falls MN
Physician Member
Board of Medical Practice
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 4, 2021
Reappointment

Shaunequa James – Ramsey MN
Public Member
Board of Medical Practice
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Replacing: Gerald Kaplan

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.

More information on the Board of Medical Practice can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Quinton Bonds – Minneapolis MN
Member
Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Replacing: Amran Farah

About the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage:
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage advises the Governor and the legislature on issues confronting the constituency of the council, legislative changes needed to improve the economic and social condition of the constituency of the council, implications and effect of proposed administrative and legislative changes on the constituency of the council.

More information on the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Connie Cummins – Duluth MN
U.S. Forest Service Representative
Minnesota Forest Resources Council
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Replacing: Darla Lenz

About the Minnesota Forest Resources Council:
The Minnesota Forest Resources Council was legislatively established in 1995 to develop and recommend sustainable forest policies, practices and plans that balance the economic, environmental and social values of the state’s forest resources.

More information on the Minnesota Forest Resources Council can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Michelle Rossman – Oronoco MN
At-Large Member
Food Safety and Defense Task Force
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: June 30, 2024
Replacing: Benjamin Warren

About the Food Safety and Defense Task Force:
The Food Safety and Defense Task Force advises the commissioner and Legislature on food issues and food safety and serves as a source of information and referral for the public.

More information on the Food Safety and Defense Task Force can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Ridge Pidde – Bloomington MN
Chiropractor Member
Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Reappointment

Nicole Kilgo – Golden Valley MN
Chiropractor Member
Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Replacing: Robert Daschner

About the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners:
The Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners licenses and regulates chiropractors, handles complaints, reviews and approves continuing education programs, and registers professional corporations.

More information on the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Immaculata Anyanwu – Woodbury MN
Member
Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Reappointment

Immaculata Anyanwu – Woodbury MN
Medical Review Subcommittee Member
Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 2, 2023
Reappointment

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.

More information on the Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Jackie Pham – Savage MN
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Board of Podiatric Medicine
Effective: June 29, 2020
Expires: January 1, 2024
Replacing: James Nack

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

More information on the Board of Podiatric Medicine can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.