Governor announces appointments

Gov. Tim Walz has announced appointments to state boards, commissions and committees.

Appointees were named to the Minnesota Council on Disability. Nichole Villavicencio, Maplewood, is the council’s chairperson. She was reappointed to the council.

Jennifer Foley of St. Cloud is a new member on the Council on Disability. She replaces Hilary Hauser. John Fechter of Wyoming is also a new member, replacing the late Brian Bonte. The Council on Disability consists of 17 members who advise, provide technical assistance, collaborate with others, and advocate to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life, and empower all people with disabilities.

Corey Harland of New Brighton was appointed to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a public member. Harland succeeds Susan Anderson. Jesse Winkler of Brooklyn Park was also appointed as a public member. Winkler succeeds Freddie Davis-English.

The Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy regulates the practices of alcohol and drug counseling, professional counseling, and professional clinical counseling in the State of Minnesota.