Homeland Security Advisory Council

P. O. Box 749
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-522-3007
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: homeland.security@dps.mo.gov
Website: http://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/hsac.php

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Executive Order 06-09 & Executive Order 05-20

Authority 2: Executive Order 18-03

Department: Public Safety

Mission: Ensure that state and local homeland security plans on terrorism and disaster preparedness are executed and coordinated efficiently.

Function: The Council shall continue to create, develop, and provide oversight to specific homeland security working groups and to dissolve such working groups when their missions are accomplished. The Council also shall continue to work with and provide direction to regional homeland security oversight committees and establish strategies and priorities for Missouri homeland security grant funding programs and initiatives.

SubCommittees: Safe Schools, Pandemic Influenza, Geospatial, Higher Education, Faith Based, Cyber Security, Credentialing, Interoperability, Communications, MERIS (MO Emergency Resource Information System), ERIP (Emergency Resource Information Plan), MOP3 (MO Public Private Partnership)

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 (Quarterly)

Location of meetings: The Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65102-0749

Duration of meetings: 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: N/A

Total time commitment: Varies

Details on Members

Total members: 38

Appointed members: 3

Term length: Serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor at his discretion may appoint ex-officio members to the Council.

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: The Director of the Department of Public Safety shall serve as the Chair of the Council. The Director of the Office of Homeland Security shall serve as the Vice-Chair of the Council. Other members of the Council shall include: the Director of the Department of Public Safety (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Agriculture (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Corrections (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Economic Development (or his or her designee); the Commissioner of Education (or his or her designee); the Commissioner of Higher Education (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Mental Health (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Social Services (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Natural Resources (or his or her designee); the Chief Information Officer of the State of Missouri (or his or her designee); the Director of the Department of Transportation (or his or her designee); the Chairman of the Public Service Commission (or his or her designee); the Director of the State Emergency Management Agency (or his or her designee); the Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard (or his or her designee); the Colonel of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (or his or her designee); the State Fire Marshal (or his or her designee); and the Director of the Missouri Interoperability Center (or his or her designee). The Director, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, or President (or their designee) of the following vital stakeholders to Missouri's homeland security efforts may also be voting members: the Missouri Red Cross; the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee Chairs; all Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Missouri included in Department of Homeland Security risk validation processes; all Intelligence Fusion Centers operating in Missouri; the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association; the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs; the Missouri Police Chiefs' Association; the Missouri Sheriffs' Association; the Missouri Emergency Management Association; the 911 Service Board; the Fraternal Order of Police; the Missouri Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster; the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters; and other members or agencies appointed by the Governor.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten
Department of Public Safety

Vacant Slot
Office of Homeland Security

Chris Chinn
Department of Agriculture

Anne Precythe
Department of Corrections

Mr. Rob Dixon
Department of Economic Development

Dr. Roger Dorson
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Dr. Zora Mulligan
Department of Higher Education

Dr. Randall Williams
Department of Health and Senior Services

Mr. Mark Stringer
Department of Mental Health

Mr. Steve Corsi
Department of Social Services

Carol S. Comer
Department of Natural Resources

Mr. Rich Kliethermes
Information Technology Services Division

Mr. Patrick McKenna
Department of Transportation

Mr. Daniel Y. Hall
Public Service Commission

Mr. Ernie Rhodes
State Emergency Management Agency

General Stephen Danner
Missouri National Guard

Vacant Slot
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Mr. J. Tim Bean
State Fire Marshal

Bryan Courtney
Missouri Interoperability Center

Ms. Cindy Lynn Erickson
American Red Cross

David Hall
Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee Chairs

Erin Lynch
Metropolitan Statistical Area - Kansas City

Nick Gragnani
Metropolitan Statistical Area - St. Louis

Captain David Hall
Intelligence Fusion Center - Missouri Information Analysis Center

Captain Donald Sight
Intelligence Fusion Center - Kansas City

Bill Roche
Intelligence Fusion Center - St. Louis

Ms. Ruby Mehrer
Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association

Paul Berardi
Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs

Chief Timothy Lowery
Missouri Police Chiefs' Association

Sheriff Roye H. Cole
Missouri Sheriffs' Association

Chet Hunter
Missouri Emergency Management Association

Vacant Slot
911 Service Board

Mr. Kevin Ahlbrand
Fraternal Order of Police

Jody Dickhaut
Missouri Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Mr. Sherwood Smith
Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

Vacant Slot
Governor Appointee 1

Mr. Harold Bengsch
Governor Appointee 2
Springfield

Mr. Eric Sean Clay
Governor Appointee 3
Springfield