Gov. Holcomb makes appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

INDIANA — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced several appointments to various state boards and commissions, including Jackson County Assessor Katie Kaufman, to the Certification Appeals Board.

Katie Kaufman

Behavioral Analyst Committee

The governor made five appointments to the new committee, which will serve until December 31, 2025:

  • Leila Allen (Mishawaka), chief clinical officer with Lighthouse Autism Center
  • Jill Forte (Roanoke), executive director with Children’s Autism Center, Inc.
  • Vivian Heerens (Indianapolis), former IPS Innovation school teacher
  • Jesseca Hartman (Indianapolis), director of clinical operations with Damar ABA
  • Richard Turner (Centerville, OH), pediatrician with Margaret Mary Health in Southeast Indiana

Certification Appeals Board

The governor made two new appointments to the board, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Rosemary Mandrici (South Bend), St. Joseph County Assessor
  • Katie Kaufman (Seymour), Jackson County Assessor

Indiana Horse Racing Commission

The governor made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until September 30, 2025:

  • Augustus “Barney” Levengood (Indianapolis), retired former executive director of the Capital Improvement Board

Indiana University Board of Trustees

The governor made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until July 1, 2022:

  • Cindy Lucchese (Indianapolis), chief strategy officer with Penske Entertainment