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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2010

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Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@nebraska.gov

State Board of Health Makes Appointments

Lincoln—The State Board of Health has appointed the following members of certain professions to serve on professional boards that are responsible for granting license privileges to health care providers. The Board appoints members to 28 health care professional licensing boards.

City

Name

Board

Membership

Ames

Marie Nordboe

Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

Salon Owner

Auburn

Janet Andrew, LPN-C

Board of Nursing

Practical Nurse

Bertrand

Linda Heiden

Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

Public Member

Columbus

Adele Schmidt, LMT

Board of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapist

Genoa

John Rice

Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming

Funeral director

Gering

Janice Fitts, MSW

Board of Mental Health Practice

Certified Master Social Worker

Hastings

George Adam, MD

Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Physician

Kearney

Thomas Maxson, MS, LIMHP, LADC, SAP

Board of Mental Health Practice

Mental Health

Lincoln 

Ruth van Gerpen, APRN-CNS, AOCNS

Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Lincoln 

Joan Sivers, DDS

Board of Dentistry

Dental School Faculty

Lincoln 

Mark Hinrichs, DDS

Board of Dentistry

Dentist

Lincoln 

Michael Pierce

Board of Hearing Instrument Specialists

Public Member

Lincoln 

Karen Miller, MS, RD, LMNT

Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutritionist

Lincoln 

Brandon Holt, RT(R) 

Board of Medical Radiography

Medical Radiographer

Lincoln 

Vonn Roberts, MD

Board of Medicine and Surgery

Physician

Lincoln 

Susan Meyerle, PhD

Board of Mental Health Practice

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner   

Lincoln 

Karen Jones

Board of Nursing Home Administration

Public Member

Lincoln 

R. McLaran Sawyer, PhD

Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

Public Member

Lincoln 

Torrey Rassfeld, DPM, C.Ped, FACFAOM

Board of Podiatry

Podiatrist

Lincoln 

Randal Bangert

Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming

Public Member

McCook

Margaret “Peggy” Rogers

Board of Nursing Home Administration

Nonprofit Home Member

Nebraska City

William Moore, MDiv

Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Public Member

Norfolk

Jeff Pape, OD

Board of Optometry

Optometrist

Norfolk

John Curran, PhD

Board of Psychology

Psychologist

Omaha

Stephen Jackson, MPH

Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Public Member

Omaha

Natasha Robinson, LIMHP, LCSW, LADC

Board of Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Psychiatrist, Psychologist or MHP

Omaha

Chad Kinart, AT

Board of Athletic Training

Athletic Trainer

Omaha

Ryan McCreery, MS, CCC-A

Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiologist

Omaha

Jill Champley, PhD

Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologist

Omaha

Mark Wurth, DC

Board of Chiropractic

Chiropractor  

Omaha

Melanie Judkins

Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

Body Artist

Omaha

Jason Lassek

Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

Cosmetology Instructor

Omaha

Linda Lazure, PhD, RN

Board of Nursing

Baccalaureate Nurse Educator

Omaha

Mary “Francie” McNeil, RN, BSN

Board of Nursing

Staff Nurse

Omaha

Jeanne Schinstock, RN, BS, CCP, LP

Perfusionist Committee

Perfusionist

Omaha

Ken Saunders, RP, PharmD

Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacist

Omaha

Frank Freihaut, RRT

Board of Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Practitioner

Palmyra

Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA

Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Veterinarian 

Scottsbluff

Scott Edwards, PT, OCS

Board of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist

Seward

Paula Ritter-Gooder, PhD, RD, LMNT

Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutritional Therapist Members

St. Paul

Lisa Pfeil

Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

Public Member

Tecumseh

Sharon Colling

Board of Nursing Home Administration

Proprietary Home Member

The State Board of Health appoints members to 28 health care professional licensing boards.

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