Special Health, Psychological and Social Needs of Minority Older Individuals Commission

Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573)-751-6064
Fax: (573)-522-1599

Email:
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Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 208.533

Department: Health and Senior Services

Mission:

Function: The Governor's Commission on Special Health, Psychological and Social Needs of Minority Older Individuals studies certain needs of the state's minority older individuals and makes recommendations for program improvements and services to the governor and key legislators.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City; 1 meeting in conjunction with the Missouri Institute on Minority Aging Conference

Duration of meetings: 1 to 2 days

Preparation time for meetings: 3 hours

Total time commitment: 4 to 5 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 20

Appointed members: 10

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be the Director of the Department of Health or designee; 1 must be the Director of the Department of Mental Health or designee; 1 must be the Director of the Department of Social Services or designee; 1 must be the Director of the Office of Minority Health and serve as co-chair; 1 must be the Director of the Division of Aging and serve as co-chair; 2 non-voting members must represent the House of Representatives; 2 non-voting members must represent the Senate; 1 non-voting member must represent the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; 10 members must currently work in the field of minority elderly health, psychological or social problems, elderly consumer advocacy, gerontology or geriatrics, social work and other related services with at least two of the members appointed being older minority individuals

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Vacant Slot
Department of Health and Senior Services

Mr. Mark Stringer
Department of Mental Health

Jennifer Tidball
Department of Social Services

Vacant Slot
Director of the Division of Aging

Ms. Jacqueline Horton
Director of the Office of Minority Health
Jefferson City

Rev. Edward Fields
Governor Appointed Member 1
Kansas City
Term begins: Dec 5, 2002
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Vacant Slot
Governor Appointed Member 10

Ik-Whan Kwon
Governor Appointed Member 2
St. Louis
Term begins: Jul 2, 2003
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Mrs. Karen Warren
Governor Appointed Member 3
Florissant
Term begins: Apr 15, 2004
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Vacant Slot
Governor Appointed Member 4

Mrs. Loretta Prater
Governor Appointed Member 5
Cape Girardeau
Term begins: Jan 16, 2003
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Vacant Slot
Governor Appointed Member 6

Mr. Mike Morado
Governor Appointed Member 7
Kansas City
Term begins: Apr 3, 2003
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Ms. Margie Peltier
Governor Appointed Member 8
Kansas City
Term begins: Dec 5, 2002
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Ms. Mona Perry
Governor Appointed Member 9
Belton
Term begins: Oct 10, 2002
Term expires: Aug 30, 2005

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives 1

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives 2

Senator Rob Schaaf
Member of the Missouri Senate 1
St. Joseph

Vacant Slot
Member of the Missouri Senate 2

Vacant Slot
Representative of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor