State Board of Health and Senior Services

P. O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-6001
Fax: (573)-751-6041


Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 191.400

Department: Health and Senior Services


Function: The Missouri State Board of Health reviews and advises on the rules and regulations promoted by the Department of Health and Senior Services; and provides comment to the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services regarding the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Department of Health, formulation of the department's proposed budget, and planning for and operation of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Called as necessary.

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1-2 hours

Total time commitment: 5 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 9

Term length: 4 years and until successor appointed; one reappointment allowed.

Compensation: Members receive actual and necessary expenses each day of actual attendance.

Member Requirements: Three members must be physicians and surgeons licensed by the state board of registration for the healing arts of Missouri, one of whom shall have expertise in geriatrics. One member must be a dentist licensed by the Missouri Dental Board. One member must be a person with expertise in nutrition. In making the four remaining appointments, the Governor shall give consideration to individuals having a special interest in public health, disability-related issues, or gerontology, including senior citizens.

Political Requirements: Not more than five of the members shall be from the same political party.

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Dr. Matthew D. Brandt(I)
Physician or Surgeon 1
Term begins: Dec 2, 2020
Term expires: Oct 13, 2024

Dr. Jeffrey P. Coughenour(R)
Physician or Surgeon 2
Term begins: Jun 8, 2020
Term expires: Oct 13, 2021

Vacant Slot
Physician or Surgeon 3

Vacant Slot

Ms. Debra Ann Schumer(R)
Member with Expertise in Nutrition
Term begins: Dec 16, 2020
Term expires: Oct 13, 2024

Mr. Nicholas John Ragone(R)
Member 1
St Louis
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Oct 13, 2022

Vacant Slot
Member 2

Ms. Sue Allen(R)
Member 3
Town and Country
Term begins: Feb 11, 2021
Term expires: Oct 13, 2024

Vacant Slot
Member 4