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NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, 2019-2020
To contact members of the NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, email info@namimissouri.org or call 573-634-7727.

Officers 
Diana Harper, President (Joplin)
Donald Schniepp, 1st Vice President (St. Peters)
Rita McElhany, 2nd Vice President (Webster Groves)
Leslie Joslyn, Secretary (Springfield)
Eric Pahl, Treasurer (Mokane)

Board Members
Rich Bennett, Liberty
Debora Biggs, Springfield
Ed Bothe, Jefferson City
Tim Harlan, Columbia
Amy Hoffman, Springfield
Anita Kiessling-Caver, Columbia
James Owen, Columbia
Christine Patterson, Lake St. Louis
Dale Shotts,  Raytown

NAMI Missouri National Council Representatives
Stephanie Appleby, Peer Leadership Council (Springfield)
Lemuel Kimes, NAMI Service Members, Veterans & Families Council (Kansas City)

2019-2020 Board Meeting dates
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Conference call @ 7:00 PM (optional, if needed)
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City @ 10:30 AM
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City @ 10:30 AM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City @ 10:30 AM
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Conference call @ 7:00 PM (optional, if needed)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – Conference call @ 7:00 PM (optional, if needed)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City @ 10:30 AM
Time and Location TBD – 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meeting


NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, 2018-2019
To contact members of the NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, email info@namimissouri.org or call 573-634-7727.

Officers 
Diana Harper, President (Joplin)
Donald Schniepp, 1st Vice President (St. Peters) 
Rita McElhany, 2nd Vice President (Webster Groves) 
Leslie Joslyn, Secretary (Springfield) 
James Owen, Treasurer (Columbia) 

Members at Large
Rich Bennett, Liberty
Debora Biggs, Springfield 
Ed Bothe, Jefferson City
Tim Harlan, Columbia
Amy Hoffman, Springfield 
Dale Shotts,  Raytown
Crystal Simler, Kirksville

NAMI Missouri National Council Representatives
Stephanie Appleby, Peer Leadership Council (Springfield)
Mike Jones, NAMI Service Members, Veterans & Families Council (Branson)

2018-2019 Board Meeting dates 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Conference call
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – Conference call
Saturday, March 16, 2019 – NAMI Missouri Office, Jefferson City
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meeting, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Jefferson City


Board of Directors, 2017-2018

Officers 
Leslie Joslyn, President
Diana Harper, 1st Vice President
Eric Pahl, 2nd Vice President
Suzanne Gray, Secretary
James Owen, Treasurer

Members at Large
Rich Bennett
Ed Bothe
Tim Harlan
Rita McElhany
Donald Schniepp
Dale Shotts
Crystal Simler


Interested in getting involved? If you’d like to consider running for a position on the NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, please complete and submit the NAMI Missouri board nominating form. Board member requirements are listed below, as described in Article IV of the NAMI Missouri bylaws:

The Board shall consist of 12 people, including board officers. Board members shall be individuals living with mental illness or family members of a person or persons living with mental illness. A complete term for a member of the Board of Directors is three years, and no board member shall serve more than three complete consecutive terms.

 The NAMI Missouri Nominating Committee shall submit nominations for members of the board at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting. Members may also submit nominations for members of the Board of Directors at least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Each nomination shall be accompanied by a brief resume of the nominee’s qualifications. NAMI Missouri strives to ensure balanced representation of interests of consumers, minorities, ages, and of geographical areas within the state. A written list of nominees and their qualifications shall be sent to members with the written notices of the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.

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