Mental Health Commission

1706 East Elm
Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-3070
Fax: (573)-526-7926

Email: MHCommission@dmh.mo.gov
Website: http://dmh.mo.gov/about/diroffice/commission/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 630.010

Department: Mental Health

Mission:

Function: The State Mental Health Commission appoints the department director; advises the director on all phases of Department practices; advises the director in initiation, approval, and guidance of research projects and distribution of research funds; and assists the director in establishing, maintaining and reviewing plans, practices, rules and regulations, facilities, programs and services operated, funded or licensed by the Department.

SubCommittees: Legislative Committee Quarterly Budget and Finance Committee Nominating Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 12 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City; other varying locations

Duration of meetings: 6 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 to 10 hours

Total time commitment: 10 to 15 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $100 per each day devoted to the affairs of the board.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be a physician recognized as an expert in the treatment of mental illness; 1 must be a physician recognized as an expert in the evaluation or treatment of persons with an intellectual disability or developmental disability; 1 must be a representative of groups who are consumers or families of consumers interested in the services provided by the department in the treatment of mental illness; 1 must be a representative of groups who are consumers or families of consumers interested in the services provided by the department in the habilitation of persons with an intellectual disability or developmental disability; 1 must be a person recognized for his or her expertise in general business matters and procedures; 1 must be a person recognized for his interest and expertise in dealing with alcohol and drug abuse; and 1 must be a person recognized for his interest or expertise in community mental health services

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Dennis H. Tesreau
ADA Services
Herculaneum
Term begins: Mar 4, 2009
Term expires: Jun 28, 2012

Mrs. Kathy A. Carter
Community MH Health
Four Seasons
Term begins: Sep 15, 2009
Term expires: Jun 28, 2013

Mrs. Mary Patrick Seigfreid
Consumer/Family Hab.
Mexico
Term begins: Jun 4, 2015
Term expires: Jun 28, 2017

Mr. Steve Roling
Consumer/Family MI
Kansas City
Term begins: Oct 26, 2011
Term expires: Jun 28, 2012

Dr. Stephen F. Huss
General Business Management
Hillsboro
Term begins: Apr 14, 2016
Term expires: Jun 28, 2019

Vacant Slot
Physician / MI Interest

Dr. Karl Eugene Wilson
Physician / MR Interest
St. Louis
Term begins: May 5, 2016
Term expires: Jun 28, 2018