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NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, 2020-2021
To contact members of the NAMI Missouri Board of Directors, email info@namimissouri.org or call 573-634-7727.

Board Officers 
Debora Biggs, President (Springfield)
Holly Miles, 1st Vice President (Kansas City)
Christine Patterson, 2nd Vice President (Lake St. Louis)
Rita McElhany, Secretary (Webster Groves)
Eric Pahl, Treasurer (Mokane)

Board Members
Diana Harper, Joplin
Anita Kiessling-Caver, Columbia
James Owen, Columbia
Donald Schniepp, St. Peters
Terrance White, Lee’s Summit
Keith Dunn, Joplin 

NAMI Missouri National Council Representatives
Nick Clinton, Peer Leadership Council (Springfield)
Lemuel E. Kimes, NAMI Service Members, Veterans & Families Council (Kansas City)

2020-2021 Board Committees
Executive: Debora Biggs, Holly Miles, Christine Patterson, Rita McElhaney, Eric Pahl
Personnel: James Owen, Anita Kiessling-Caver, Christine Patterson, Diana Harper
Governance: Rita McElhaney, Don Schniepp, Diana Harper
Advocacy: James Owen, Don Schniepp, Eric Pahl, Terrance White, Angela Berra
Nominating: Christine Patterson, Don Schniepp, Eric Pahl

2020-2021 Board Meeting dates
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, January 9, 2021 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, March 13, 2021 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, May 1, 2021 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, July 17, 2021 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – Zoom Video Conference @ 9:00 am
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Annual Membership Meeting (scheduled)


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)
Debora Biggs, Secretary (Springfield)
Eric Pahl, Treasurer (Mokane)

Board Members
Rich Bennett, Liberty
Anita Kiessling-Caver, Columbia
Holly Miles, Kansas City
James Owen, Columbia
Christine Patterson, Lake St. Louis
Dale Shotts,  Raytown
Terrance White, Lee’s Summit

NAMI Missouri National Council Representatives
Nick Clinton, Peer Leadership Council
Lemuel E. 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 – Video Conference @ 7:00 PM (optional, if needed)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Video Conference @ 10:30 AM
Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 10:30 AM (Video Conference)
Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM (Video Conference)
Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am (Video Conference) Annual Membership Meeting

NAMI Missouri Board of Directors Committee list for 2019-2020
Executive Committee: Chair: Diana Harper; Members: Rita McElhaney, Don Schniepp, Eric Pahl, Debora Biggs
Personnel Committee: Chair: James Owen; Members: Anita Kiessling-Caver, Christine Patterson, Diana Harper
Governance Committee: Chair: Debora Biggs; Members: Rita McElhaney,  Diana Harper
Advocacy Committee: Chair: James Owen; Members: Don Schniepp, Ed Bothe, Diana Harper
Nominating Committee: Chair: Eric Pahl; Members: Dale Shotts, Christine Patterson, Don Schniepp


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) 

Board Members
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 & Their 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 application and nominating form. Board member requirements are listed below, as described in Article IV of the NAMI Missouri bylaws. Board members are also required to follow the Board Conflict of Interest Policy.

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.


Documents

NAMI Missouri Board of Directors Policy Manual (13 pages)

  • Code of Ethics Policy and Signature Page (pages 7-8)
  • Conflict of Interest Policy (pages 9-10)
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form & Signature Page (pages 11-12)
  • Policy Agreement Signature Page (pg. 13)

Forms

NAMI Missouri Board of Directors Application and Nominating Form
Peer Leadership Council (PLC) Representative Application Form 
Service Members, Veterans & Their Families Council (SMVFC) Representative Application Form 

 

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