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West Frankfort woman appointed to IL State Board of Health

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Governor Bruce Rauner announced appointed a West Franfort woman to the Illinois State Board of Health.

Gov. Rauner made appointments to the Illinois Workforce Investment Board, the State Employees’ Retirement System, the State Board of Health and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Rauner appointed Julie Adkins from West Frankfort to the Illinois State Board of Health.

She previously served on the board from 2011-2014.

Currently, Adkins is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) and family nurse practitioner at SIMCA.

Prior to her time at SIMCA, Adkins was a nurse practitioner with Charles Neal, MD from 2001-2012.

Akins also serves as a state representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a past president of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Adkins earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Kaskaskia College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

In 2011, she earned her doctorate in nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Other appointments made were Melinda M. Rowe-Sullivan to Arbitrator of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Alicia Martin to Board Member of the Workforce Investment Board, Thomas Ashby to Board Member of the Workforce Investment Board, and Carl Jenkins as a Member of the State Employees’ Retirement System.

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