Organ Donation Advisory Committee

Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease Control
920 Wildwood Dr., PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: (888)-497-4564
Phone 2: (573)-522-2847
Fax: (573)-522-2898

Email:
Website: http://health.mo.gov/living/organdonor/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 194.300

Department: Health and Senior Services

Mission: The Organ Donation Advisory Committee works to reduce the gap between the need for donated organs and the available supply.

Function: The Organ Donation Advisory Committee assists the Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the development of organ donor awareness programs to educate the general public on the importance of organ donations, recommend priorities of expenditures from the Organ Donor Fund, and establishes a central organ donor registry within the Department of Health and Senior Services.

SubCommittees: Established as needed

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: up to 4 meetings

Location of meetings: Columbia or Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 2 to 3 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 3 hours

Total time commitment: 1 to 25 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 10

Appointed members: 10

Term length: 5 years; at the pleasure of the Governor

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 4 members must represent organ and tissue procurement organizations; 4 must represent organ recipients, families of organ recipients, organ donors, and families of organ donors; 1 must be a health care representative from a Missouri hospital; and 1 must represent the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Ms. Virginia Beatty
Department of Health Representative
Fulton
Term begins: Feb 3, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Ms. Joan Keiser
Health care rep from Missouri Hospital
Springfield
Term begins: Sep 23, 2010
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Mr. Harry Ratliff
Organ recipients, families of, or donors 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Jan 26, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Mr. Peter J. Nicastro
Organ recipients, families of, or donors 2
Chesterfield
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Mrs. Debra Lyn Simaitis
Organ recipients, families of, or donors 3
Lincoln
Term begins: Jan 26, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Mr. Phillip D. Duncan
Organ recipients, families of, or donors 4
Belton
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Sep 4, 2013

Representative Steve C. Cookson
Rep of organ & tissue procurement organizations 1
Poplar Bluff
Term begins: Nov 17, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2020

Mrs. Heidi Kranz
Rep of organ & tissue procurement organizations 2
Lees Summit
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Vacant Slot
Rep of organ & tissue procurement organizations 3

Mrs. Teresa Jan Finn
Rep of organ & tissue procurement organizations 4
Lees Summit
Term begins: Mar 21, 2012
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015