Board Committees

Executive Committee

Committee Members:

  • Carel Mountain, Board President, Chair
  • John Dierking, Board Vice-President
  • Lead Staff: Elaine Yamaguchi, Executive Officer

Committee Purpose/Functions:

  • Provides oversight and recommendations regarding administration of the Board;
  • Provides a safe avenue for staff engagement;
  • Directs and supervises the Executive Officer;
  • Provides guidance to Board members, and
  • Monitors all Board committees.

Education and Practice Committee:

Committee Members:

  • Carel Mountain, Chair
  • Taisha Brown
  • Abraham Hill
  • Nelly Nieblas
  • Lead Staff: Beth DeYoung, Acting Supervising Nursing Education Consultant

Committee Purpose/Function:

  • Evaluates educational programs and policies that serve Board stakeholders:
  • Review proposals and recommend action to full Board regarding schools, programs, policies and regulations;
  • Evaluate operations of Education Division;
  • Address Scope of Practice issues; and
  • Inform stakeholders and public about nursing education programs, consumer safety, and Board priorities;

Enforcement Committee:

Committee Members:

  • Ken Maxey, Chair
  • Tara Rooks
  • Lead Staff: Antoinette Wood, Enforcement Division Chief

Committee Purpose/Function:

  • Evaluate operations and case management processes of the Enforcement Division;
  • Provide guidance on compliance with Consumer Protection Enforcement Initiative (CPEI), emerging policy issues and best practices;
  • Analyze Enforcement statistics and trends and make recommendations for action to the full Board;
  • Inform stakeholders and public about Enforcement programs, consumer safety, and Board priorities;
  • Implement Strategic Plan goals; and
  • Promote and support partnerships with the Division of Investigations (DOI) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), as well as other healing arts Boards and government agencies.

Licensing Committee (Ad Hoc)

Committee Members:

  • Aleta Carpenter, Chair
  • Vacant
  • Lead Staff: Shelly Brown, Licensing manager

Committee Purpose/Function:

  • Provides oversight to application and licensing functions;
  • Review licensing and applicant processes at a policy level to ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Inform stakeholders and public about Licensing and Evaluations processes, consumer safety, and Board priorities;
  • Review Continuing Education Audit program; and
  • Review and analyze Board complaint trends and recommend action to full Board as needed.

Legislative and Regulations Committee

Committee Members:

  • Aleta Carpenter, Chair
  • Vacant
  • Lead Staff: Elaine Yamaguchi, Executive Officer

Committee Purpose/Function:

  • Review new and updated lists of relevant legislation, and recommend action to the full Board;
  • Communicate with legislators and stakeholders about Board legislative priorities;
  • Inform stakeholders and public about Board’s legislative priorities;
  • Implement Strategic Plan goals;
  • Review and suggest updates to practice acts and regulations;
  • Review Sunset Report and legislation; and
  • Draft, promulgate and implement regulation packages.