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Meet the MATCP Board Nominees!

J.D. Pettey
After spending six years in the military, Pettey has been with the KCPD for 25 years. Pettey is a full-time member of the CIT squad of KCPD. In addition to helping residents, he renders service to fellow officers. He trains officers from across the state in CITs, which include intervention, de-escalation and suicide prevention techniques. At KCPD, Pettey teaches suicide prevention to officers in order to protect themselves and recognize the signs in others.
On his own time, Pettey is a volunteer mentor with the Clay County Veterans Court. He says the court helps veterans, who may be suffering from PTSD, substance abuse, or mental illness, navigate the judicial system. In March, Pettey received the 2022 Missouri CIT Officer of the Year award.
Angela Richmond

Angela Richmond is the Treatment Court Administrator for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court. She is a resourceful, accomplished, dedicated Criminal Justice professional with management and motivational leadership experience. Angela possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership at Lindenwood University. Angela has 10 years of experience working within Treatment Courts in Missouri. Utilizing that experience, she feels it is her duty to streamline procedures and protocols, bring about positive change while restoring hope within our underserved communities.

Wesley Sanders

Wesley graduated high school in Louisiana at the midterm semester in 1976 to enter the United Sates Marine Corps. He served 4 years active duty and two years reserve as an aerial photographer with the 2d MAW, Cherry Point, N.C. After his service duty obligation, he worked to receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corrections in 1980 followed by a Master of Arts, conferred in 1982 in Criminal Justice.
Wesley then worked in the Houston, Texas area in insurance sales until joining the Ft. Worth Police Department in 1987 where he served for about four years. During that time, he led the city of Ft. Worth, Patrol Division in DWI arrest for two years and was a Generalist Instructor teaching training classes at the police academy and other update training classes. In 1991, he moved to the Springfield, Missouri area and began an adjunct teaching career at Drury University until 2001. During that time, Wesley led the combined Law Enforcement Task Force on Youth and Gang Violence as the coordinator. His duties lead him to be one of the premier speakers on that subject in the Northwest Missouri area.
In 2001, Wesley was admitted to the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2004, he was admitted to the Missouri Bar and the Southwest Federal Circuit for Missouri as a practicing defense attorney. He owns and currently operates a solo practice in Nixa, Missouri.
From 2004 to 2010, Wesley joined the adjunct staff of Missouri State University in Springfield and developed and/or taught course work in the Hospitality/Restaurant Administration.
Wesley worked with the development and certification teams in the 31st Circuit for the DWI Court, Family Treatment Court, and the Veteran Treatment Court. He currently serves as the defense bar representative on the VTC in Greene County but also involves himself in the other treatment courts of Greene County as his time allows.

Kenneth A Vick
As the Executive Director of Benilde Hall, Ken has helped thousands of men make changes in their lives and start working on recovery. He is one of the creators of the new Missouri Credentialing Board & IC&RC Harm Reduction credential. Ken is the current President of the Missouri Credentialing Board and a board member, Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers.
Ken received his undergrad in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University. He then went on to complete his graduate degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration on ethics from Claremont Lincoln University.
While at Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Ken helped open the Recovery KC program as the program manager. Prior to that, Ken was the Director of Treatment Services for the Dismas House of Kansas City.
To say Ken knows of what he speaks is an understatement. He’s lived it, with over 21 years in recovery from substance use disorder and PTSD. He’s recovering from it. He’s leading those in the thick of it out of it. He’s guiding communities and organizations in their efforts to overcome individual and systemic root causes of substance use disorder and homelessness.
Whether as a speaker, trainer or mentor, Ken leaves audiences motivated, inspired and ready to carry on the ripple effect that helps those in crisis become role models in their communities.

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