State Committee for Social Workers

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P. O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0885
Fax: (573)-526-3489


Director: Tom Reichard

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 337.622

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The mission of the State Committee for Social Workers is to protect the citizens of the state through the licensing of licensed clinical social workers and baccalaureate social workers and assessing their competence to practice. It is also the Committee's duty to investigate all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.

Function: The Committee shall guide, advise, and make recommendations to the division and fulfill other responsibilities designated by sections 337.600 to 337.649. The committee shall approve any examination required by sections 337.600 to 337.649 and shall assist the division in carrying out the provisions of sections 337.600 to 337.649.

SubCommittees: None

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4; 1-2 phone calls

Location of meetings: Jefferson City, MO

Duration of meetings: 6-8 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 8 - 10 hours

Total time commitment: 20-25 hours per quarter

Details on Members

Total members: 10

Appointed members: 10

Term length: 4 years (term of office for committee members shall be four years and no committee member shall serve more than ten years)

Compensation: They are reimbursed for necessary and actual expenses in the performance of the members official duties.

Member Requirements: 6 licensed clinical social workers - 1 voting public member - at least 2 committee members shall be involved in the private practice of clinical social work; one licensed master social worker, one licensed baccalaureate social worker, one licensed advanced macro social worker

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: Must be a citizen of the U S and a resident of the state. The Governor shall endeavor to appoint members from different geographic regions of the state.

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Ms. Rachell LaRose
LBSW Member
Term begins: Dec 4, 2015
Term expires: Oct 23, 2019

Ms. Sharon E Sorrell
LCSW Member 1
Poplar Bluff
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Oct 23, 2015

Ms. Kathie Miller
LCSW Member 2
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Oct 23, 2016

Ms. Tjitske Tubbergen-Maglio
LCSW Member 3
Term begins: Feb 25, 2016
Term expires: Oct 23, 2017

Vacant Slot
LCSW Member 4

Ms. Terri R. Marty
LCSW Member 5
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Oct 28, 2016

Mr. Justin M Bennett
LCSW Member 6
Term begins: Dec 4, 2015
Term expires: Oct 23, 2019

Vacant Slot
Macro SW Member

Vacant Slot
LMSW Member

Frances Klahr
Public Member
Jefferson city
Term begins: Dec 4, 2015
Term expires: Oct 23, 2017