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Northern Kentuckians Appointed to State Boards by Gov. Bevin

Four people from Northern Kentucky were appointed to state boards by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Kristi Hilbert, of Bellevue, was appointed to the Board of Nursing.

Hilbert, the director of nursing for Baptist Life Communities, will serve until June 30, 2021 on the board that approves programs of nursing and regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of nurses.

William E. St. Pierre, of Villa Hills, was appointed to the Consumers' Advisory Council. St. Pierre, a small business owner, will serve until September 8, 2019.

The Consumers' Advisory Council acts as an advisory to consumers on consumer affairs in Kentucky and prepares and publishes an annual report on the state of consumer affairs in the Commonwealth.

Kristin Ann Turner, of Alexandria, was appointed to the State Board of Medical Licensure. Turner, an attorney, will serve until August 31, 2022.  

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is composed of fifteen members, eleven of whom are appointed by the governor. The board is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiating appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Medical Practice Act occur. In addition, the board regulates the practice of physician assistants, surgical assistants, athletic trainers, and acupuncturists in the Commonwealth.

Philip Russell Dietz, of Ft. Mitchell, was appointed to the Board of Emergency Medical Services. He will serve until September 19, 2022.

Dietz is the EMS director for the Independence Fire District.  

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services is charged with regulating EMS licenses and ensuring all licensed and certified EMS workers in Kentucky practice within the state’s code of conduct for emergency services.