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Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy

Contact: Woody Maglinger
502-564-2611
Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Terona Cobble-Johnson, Phyllis Helen Millspaugh, Lola Patterson Watts, Ronald J. Rice, Jeffrey S. Jones, David H. Sloane, Steven Barry Bing, Steve J. Shannon, Heather Leigh Wehrheim and Timothy Cesario have been appointed to the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy.

•    Terona Cobble-Johnson, of Lexington, is the Youth Services Center Director at Fayette County Public Schools Board of Education. Cobble-Johnson shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. She will represent the Kentucky Family Resource Youth Services Coalition.
•    Phyllis Helen Millspaugh, of Winchester, is a Branch Manager at the Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID). Millspaugh shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. She will represent DBHDID.
•    Lola Patterson Watts, of Leburn, is the Appalachian Scholars Program School-Based Coordinator at Hindman Settlement School. Watts shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. She will represent private community-based organizations with experience in programs involving smoking cessation and prevention or alcohol/substance abuse prevention and treatment.
•    Ronald J. Rice, of Maysville, is Police Chief for the City of Maysville. Rice shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent local tobacco addiction and substance abuse advisory and coordination boards.
•    Jeffrey S. Jones, of Philpot, is the Daviess County Coroner. Jones shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent local tobacco addiction and substance abuse advisory and coordination boards.
•    David H. Sloane, of Georgetown, is a Paramedic/Field Training Officer for Baptist Health/Oldham County EMS. Sloane shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent the Kentucky Heart Association.
•    Steven Barry Bing, of Frankfort, is the Executive Director of Kentucky Health Departments Association and the Kentucky Public Health Association. Bing shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent the Kentucky Health Departments Association.
•    Steve J. Shannon, of Lexington, is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Regional Programs. Shannon shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Regional Programs.
•    Heather Leigh Wehrheim, of Shelbyville, is Advocacy Director for the American Lung Association. Wehrheim shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. She will represent the Kentucky Lung Association.
•    Timothy Cesario, of London, is Director of Substance Abuse Services for Cumberland River Behavioral Health. Cesario shall serve for a term expiring September 20, 2020. He will represent private community-based organizations with experience in programs involving smoking cessation and prevention or alcohol/substance abuse prevention and treatment.

The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) was created to oversee the activities of the KY-ASAP program within the Office of Drug Control Policy. KY-ASAP was created in 2000 by the General Assembly to promote the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Kentucky by working with communities to help them identify existing needs and resources.

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