Pence Names New Board of Education Member

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McMahon succeeds Sarah O'Brien, who resigned last month. McMahon succeeds Sarah O'Brien, who resigned last month.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Governor Mike Pence has appointed Maryanne McMahon to the State Board of Education. McMahon, who most recently served as assistant superintendent for the Avon Community School Corp., succeeds Sarah O'Brien, who resigned from the board last month.

McMahon will serve the remainder of O'Brien's term, which runs through June of 2019. She has also served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and consultant for staff development at Decatur Township Schools in Marion County.

"Throughout her career as an educator, Maryanne McMahon has distinguished herself as an innovative leader who works hard advancing the best interests of students, families and teachers," said Pence. "In her new role with the State Board of Education, I know she will continue her pattern of public service for the good of all Hoosiers."

O'Brien, who served as vice-chair of the board, announced her resignation in July in order to care for her daughter who is dealing with a variety of medical issues. After O'Brien officially stepped down in August, the board elected Cari Whicker vice-chair.

Pence has also made the following appointments to various boards and commissions:

Indiana State Commission on Aging

  • Margaret B. Smith [Marion County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020
  • Dr. Duan L. Pierce [Marion County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules Board

  • Darrell R. Wisner [Hendricks County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled Board – CHOICE

  • Elizabeth A. Schoenfeld [Hendricks County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

State Board of Dentistry

  • Dr. Annette J. Williamson [Lake County], appointed to serve a three-year term beginning September 20, 2016 through September 19, 2019
  • Dr. Roger D. Sheline [Elkhart County], appointed to serve a three-year term beginning September 20, 2016 through September 19, 2019
  • Dr. Gregory A. Berger [Dubois County], appointed to serve a three-year term beginning September 20, 2016 through September 19, 2019

Indiana Dietitians Certification Board

  • Dr. C. Kurt Alexander [Delaware County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Indiana Election Commission

  • Zachary E. Klutz [Allen County], reappointed to serve a two-year term through June 30, 2018

Emergency Medical Services Commission

  • Stephen P. Champion [Bartholomew County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Indiana Gaming Commission

  • Jane M. Saxon [Hamilton County], appointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Indiana State Historical Records Advisory Board

  • John J. Newman [Franklin County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Indiana Horse Racing Commission

  • Gregory A. Schenkel [Marion County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Insurance Producer Education & Continuing Education Advisory Council

  • John E. Sullivan [Johnson County], appointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Invasive Species Council

  • Heather L. Reynolds [Monroe County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Indiana Land Resources Council

  • Tom E. Slater [Vigo County], appointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Midwifery Committee

  • Dr. Alan L. Wagoner [Clinton County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Indiana School for the Deaf Board

  • Ann E. Reifel [Marion County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Indiana State Board of Nursing

  • Kim D. Cooper [Vigo County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020

Physical Therapy Committee

  • Deborah A. Reed [Perry County], reappointed to serve a three-year term through September 15, 2019

Indiana State Trauma Care Committee

  • Dr. Stephanie A. Savage [Marion County], appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor

White River State Park Development Commission

  • James L. Isch [Hamilton County], reappointed to serve a four-year term through September 15, 2020
  • Thomas E. Wheeler, II [Boone County], appointed to complete an unexpired four-year term through December 31, 2016
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