Topeka Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has named a journalist and a political scientist to the state board that licenses and regulates doctors.
The appointments of Randy Brown and John Settich to the state Board of Healing Arts were announced Friday. They will fill spots on the 15-member board set aside for non-physicians.
Brown, of Wichita, is executive director of the Kansas Sunshine Coalition and a senior fellow at Wichita State University's School of Communication. He's a former editor at The Wichita Eagle.
Settich, of Atchison, is chairman of Benedictine College's Political Science Department and an associate professor. He's also a former executive director of two out-of-state medical groups.
Their terms will run through June 2014.