Missouri Task Force on Prematurity and Infant Mortality


, MO

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Department: Social Services

Mission: To study the issue of sexual abuse of children and make recommendations for reducing child sexual abuse in Missouri.

Function: Must submit a final report with recommendations to the governor, general assembly, and the state board of education by January 1, 2013.

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Details on Members

Total members: 17

Appointed members: 10

Term length: Serve until January 1, 2013

Compensation: None

Member Requirements: 4 members of the general assembly appointed one each by the president pro tem of the senate, the senate minority floor leader, the speaker of the house, and the house minority leader; DSS director or designee; Commissioner of education or designee; DHSS director or designee; director of the office of prosecution services or designee; and the following 10 members appointed by the Governor: 1 representative of law enforcement, 3 active Missouri teachers, 1 representative of an organization involved in forensic investigation relating to child abuse, 1 school superintendent, one representative of the state domestic violence coalition, 1 representative from the juvenile and family court, 1 representative from the Missouri Network of Child Advocacy Centers, 1 at large member. Members shall all be actively involved in the fields of the prevention of child abuse and neglect and child welfare.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: Members shall reflect the geographic diversity of the state.

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Mrs. Christine L. Grace
Consumer Rep 1
Columbia
Term begins: Nov 10, 2011
Term expires: Jan 15, 2015

Mrs. Melinda M Ohlemiller
Consumer rep of individual
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Melinda Sanders
DHSS Director or Designee

Amy Hoyt
DIFP Director or Designee

Ian McCaslin
DSS Director or Designee

Mrs. Ruth Hollenback
Insurance Provider Rep 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

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Insurance Provider Rep 2

Representative Karla May
Member of House of Representatives 1

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Member of House of Representatives 2

Representative Kurt Bahr
Member of House of Representatives 3

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Member of Senate 1

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Member of Senate 2

Senator Rob Schaaf
Member of Senate 3
St. Joseph

Mr. James Seigfreid
Member Small Business
Warrensburg
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Mrs. Susan M Kendig
Physician or Nurse 1
Ballwin
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

Dr. Francis Session Cole
Physician or Nurse 2
Clayton
Term begins: Oct 31, 2011
Term expires: Jan 1, 2015

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