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Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: 

Brian Patrick O’Rear has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. 

  • Brian Patrick O’Rear, of Louisville, is self-employed. O’Rear shall serve for a term expiring September 23, 2019. He will be representing citizens at-large.

The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors consists of seven gubernatorial appointees. The board regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of professional counselors within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Jeffrey T. Smith has been appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. 

  • Jeffrey T. Smith, of Monticello, is a chiropractor at Smith Chiropractic, PSC. Dr. Smith shall serve for a term expiring March 29, 2019.

The Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of chiropractors within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Joe L. Cowan, Amy Elaine Dougherty, Keith W. McCane, Jan E. Day and Jennifer D. Johnson have been appointed to the Statewide Independent Living Council.

  • Joe L. Cowan, of Monticello, is an instructional specialist and disability coordinator for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Cowan shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2019.
  • Amy Elaine Dougherty, of Lexington, is an attorney at Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC. Dougherty shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2019. She will be representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilities.
  • Keith W. McCane, of Wallingford, is self-employed. McCane shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2019. He will be representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilities.
  • Jan E. Day, of Louisville, is executive director of the Center for Accessible Living. Day shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2019. She will be representing directors of a center for independent living.
  • Jennifer D. Johnson, of Kirksey, is an independent living specialist at the Center for Accessible Living. Johnson shall serve for a term expiring May 20, 2019. She will be representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilities.

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated organization established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992. The Governor appoints 21 volunteer members for terms of 3 years to direct the not-for-profit organization’s objectives. These members make up the council for decision-making. The primary purpose of the council is to encourage and advocate independent living for Kentuckians with disabilities throughout the state.

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