Current MATCP Board Members

  • Matthew Melton — President
  • Katie Doman  — President Elect
  • Derek McClure — Treasurer
  • Heather Graham-Thompson — Secretary
  • Honorable Casey Clevenger — Immediate Board President
  • Matt Wilson — Past President
  • Judge Scott Lipke —  Past President
  • Judge Alan Blankenship —  Past President
  • William Fehrenbach
  • J.D. Pettey
  • Gary Helle
  • Kevin Hillman
  • Honorable Corey Moon
  • Reggie Palmer
  • Angela Plunkett
  • Angela Richmond
  • Wesley Sanders
  • Julie Spielman
  • Rick Strait
  • Clayton VanNurden
  • Kenneth Vick

(updated 7/2024)

Staff

  • Stacey Langendoerfer — Executive Director
  • Julie Seymore — Development Director

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Our Board

 

Honorable Matthew Melton, President

Born in Florissant, MO. Appointed Treatment Court Commissioner April 16, 2015
Retained, April 2019, Education: St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. (2006), Truman State University, B.A. (2003), St. Louis University High School (1998), Commissioner Melton served as an assistant public defender in the St. Louis City trial office from 2006 until his appointment by the 22nd Judicial Circuit in 2015. In addition to trying several dozen felony cases throughout his tenure, Commissioner Melton served as defense counsel in Treatment Court for indigent clients represented by the public defender’s office. Commissioner Melton presides over adult treatment court cases, as well as the Family Drug Court, and Veterans Treatment Court programs.
He and his wife, Amanda, have three children and are residents of the Tower Grove South neighborhood.

Katie Doman, President Elect

Katie Doman has been the Treatment Court Administrator for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Cole County since June 2019 and oversees the Adult, Co-Occurring, Veteran and DWI treatment courts. Katie received a B.A. from Truman State University and has spent her entire career working in the criminal justice field. Katie worked at the Office of State Court Administrator (OSCA) in the Treatment Court Unit prior to becoming an administrator assisting treatment courts throughout the state with technical assistance, training, ensuring best practices and support for both established treatment court programs and courts implementing new programs. She was a juvenile officer for approximately 12 years prior to coming to OSCA. Katie serves on many local community and statewide boards including serving on the Missouri Recovery Network Board from 2014 to 2019. She currently serves on the MATCP Conference Planning Committee.

Derek McClureDerek McClure, Treasurer

Derek has been the Program Director for the Adult Outpatient Program at Bridgeway Behavioral Health/Preferred Family Healthcare for the last year, prior to that he was the Program Manager of the same program for over 2 years. He has also served as the Clinical Supervisor, SATOP Coordinator, and counselor with the same organization for the last 10+ years. He has worked in varying capacities with the St. Charles County Treatment Court for those 10 years, working with the DWI Court Track, the Drug Court Track, and the Family Court Track. He teaches ethics courses for the Missouri Credentialing Board to professionals from all over the region for continuing education as well as makes presentation to community partners on behalf of his agency. He has worked to develop, implement, and enhance programs for his organization as well as serves on multiple workgroups to enhance the services provided by his agency. He graduated from the University of Kansas with his undergraduate degree in Psychology and got his Masters in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a SATOP Qualified Professional in the state of Missouri. He is married and has 2 young children that mean the world to him and keep him very busy. He loves playing and watching sports as well as spending time with his family.

Heather Graham-Thompson, Secretary

Heather Graham-Thompson has been theTreatment Court Administrator for the 45th Judicial Circuit in Lincoln and Pike Counties since March 2008 and coordinates services for the Adult, DWI, DWI-misdemeanor, Co-Occurring and Family Dependency Court programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Missouri State University and is certified by the Missouri Credentialing Board as a Registered Alcohol Drug Counselor. Heather has over 27 years of experience in the behavioral health field and her previous work experience includes serving as a Community Support Worker Supervisor, Children’s Program Coordinator and Outpatient Treatment Site Director for Bridgeway Behavioral Health. She serves as a liaison on the Lincoln-Pike Counties Drug Court Foundation Board and assists the board by increasing community awareness on the effectiveness of the treatment court model through educational presentations at the local schools, churches, businesses and public service venues. She is involved in many community meetings and coalitions and is a board member for Drug Alcohol Reduction Team in Lincoln County. She currently serves on the MATCP Conference Planning Committee. Heather was the recipient of the Kelly Van Vleck Unsung Hero Award in 2019.

Honorable Casey Clevenger, Immediate Past President
Commissioner Casey L. Clevenger, Drug Court Commissioner, Division XII, was appointed on
November 30, 2015. Division XII hears treatment court dockets in Boone and Callaway counties
including Drug Court, DWI Court, Mental Health Court and Veterans Court.
Prior to her appointment Commissioner Clevenger was the assistant prosecutor in Callaway County and served as the New Bloomfield municipal judge. She is a member of the Fulton Rotary Club; is the former president of the Callaway County Bar Association; was previously the chair for the state Committee for Best Practices on Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement; was a member of the state Crime Lab Working Group; and was a board member for the Callaway County Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence. Commissioner Clevenger graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and political science and earned her juris doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA.

Matt Wilson – Past President

Honorable Matthew Wilson is the Presiding Circuit Judge for Missouri’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Adair, Knox and Lewis counties. There are 45 judicial circuits in Missouri. The number of circuit judges in each circuit is set by the legislature, and each circuit must have at least one circuit judge. The qualifications for circuit judges are governed by Article 5, Section 21 of the Missouri Constitution. A circuit judge must be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 10 years, a qualified voter of the state for three years preceding selection, and a resident of the circuit in which the judge serves for at least one year.

Under Article 5, Section 15 of the Missouri Constitution and Section 478.240 RSMo, the presiding circuit judge has general administrative authority over the circuit court and its divisions, including general administrative authority over all judicial personnel and court officials in the circuit as well as the authority to assign judges within the circuit to hear particular cases or particular classes of cases.

Judge Wilson presides over the Circuit Division and the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Division handles all cases not specifically allocated to one of its other divisions. This includes all felony cases, misdemeanor cases initiated in the Circuit Division, civil cases, equity cases, such as injunctions, and cases involving extraordinary remedies, such as writs. The Juvenile Division handles child abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquencies, and adoptions. The other divisions of the Circuit Court include the Associate Division, the Probate Division, the Small Claims Division, and the Municipal Division.

As with most circuit judges, particularly in rural Missouri, Judge Wilson is elected by popular vote. His term of office is six years. He was appointed in 2022 by Governor Mike Parson to fill the unexpired term of the Honorable Russell Steele upon his retirement. Judge Wilson’s appointed term will expire in 2024.

Judge Scott LipkeJudge Scott Lipke, Past President

Scott Lipke:  In 2010, Scott Lipke was elected Associate Circuit Judge in Cape Girardeau and recently ran for re-election unopposed. His duties as Associate Circuit Judge include handling wide-ranging areas of the law including Juvenile, Civil, Probate, Civil Commitments, Guardianships, Adult Abuse and Child Protection Orders, Small Claims, Domestic, Child Support, Adult Criminal Drug Court, DWI Court, and Family Drug Court. Currently, he serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, as well as having been appointed  recently to the Family Court Committee by the Missouri Supreme Court. Judge Lipke has also served on the Juvenile Detention Standards Workgroup and the Juvenile Weighted Workload Study Workgroup.

Judge Lipke obtained his B.S. in Political Science from Murray State University and J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Cape Girardeau County. In 2002, Judge Lipke was elected as a State Representative and served in the Missouri House of Representatives representing parts of Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties until term-limited in 2010. During his legislative career, Judge Lipke was named Chairman of the Crime Prevention Committee for two terms and received numerous awards and special recognition from the Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, Judicial Conference of Missouri, Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Missouri Sheriff’s Association.

Judge Alan Blankenship, Past President

Judge Blankenship serves as teaching faculty for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals for Adult Drug Court, DWI Court, and Veterans Treatment Court models, and is also faculty for the National Judicial College.  He has presented on treatment court related topics at training programs around the country and for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  He is a Fellow with the National Courts and Science Institute (formerly ASTAR, a U.S. Department of Justice program to train judges in advanced science and technology).  He also serves on the Rural Justice Collaborative Advisory Council, a national board working towards improving justice systems in rural America. He is the Region 7 Judicial Outreach Liaison for the ABA & NHTSA, providing technical assistance and training for Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Arkansas on impaired driving and other traffic safety issues.  In May 2022, he joined the National Judicial College faculty co-presenting a three-day training entitled “Drugs Across America”, and a SAMHSA sponsored webinar “Trauma Informed Courts”.

Included in his judicial duties is presiding over a DWI Court and the Stone County Adult Drug Court.  The Stone County Drug Court been selected four consecutive times as a National Mentor Court through the National Drug Court Institute, and is the only court with that distinction.  Mentor courts help drug court programs around the country improve, and serve as national models applying best practice standards.  He serves as a member of the Missouri Treatment Court Coordinating Commission, and provides briefings to United States Senators and Representatives on treatment courts.

He serves on the American Legion Missouri Boys State Board of Directors, and has served on the volunteer staff for over 40 years.  He attended law school at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Before his legal career, he served with the Missouri State Auditor on the professional staff and became a certified public accountant in 1986.  

Judge Dennis C. EckoldJudge Dennis Eckhold

Judge Dennis C. Eckold was appointed as an associate circuit judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit in May 2010. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Before his appointment to the court, Judge Eckold spent many years in the private practice of law. He served as a commissioner and board president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Platte County Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. His community interests include Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Eleemosynary Society of Platte County.

William (Bill) Fehrenbach

William (Bill) Fehrenbach earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Drury College in 1996 with a Double Major in Psychology and Criminology. He has been involved with Treatment Courts since 2000 and was one of the first Drug Court Officers in the Greene County Drug Court Program. During the Greene County Drug Court’s infancy, Bill assisted in developing a “Road Map” for the program, which was used to obtain funding for the Treatment Court, and also developed the first supervision contact model within Drug Court in Greene County. During his tenure, Bill has attended multiple State and National Conferences and has gained experience within Adult Drug Court, Co-occurring Court, DWI Court, and Veterans Treatment Court. Bill has also served in a variety of roles, including work as a Certified Counselor, Probation Officer, Unit Supervisor and currently as District Administrator with the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole. Within his present role, Bill oversees the District 10R Probation Office in Springfield, which houses one of the largest Treatment Court offices in Missouri. Bill also serves on the Statewide Drug Task Force, the Integrated Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Implementation Planning Team, and assists with the oversight of two local ICTS (Improving Community Treatment Success) programs.
Outside of work, Bill is active in his local Church serving as a teaching Elder. He enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with his wife, three teenage sons, and his rescue dog who must oversee all household activities.

 

Gary Helle

Gary Helle, MSW, LCSW, BCD is a Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.  He is responsible for justice outreach to  23 counties in Southeast Missouri, and 5 counties in Northeast Arkansas.  Gary assisted in the creation of the first rural multijurisdictional veterans court in the US, the Southeast MO Veterans Treatment Court, and the first federal re-entry veterans court with the Eastern District of Missouri.  He also assists with veterans who are in traditional Drug Treatment Courts throughout Southeast MO.    Prior to working for the VA, he was employed for the State of Missouri for 21 years where he served as the County Director of the Scott County Division of Family Services, Circuit Manager of the 33rd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, and the Director of Social Services for the Missouri Veterans Home.  In 2001 and 2002, he trained with the 33rd Judicial Circuit in Southeast Missouri in their family treatment court initiative.  He holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s Degree from Southeast Missouri State University.  He is an adjunct instructor with the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work at Southeast Missouri State University.  Mr. Helle has provided presentations for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference, Justice for Vets conference, and the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals conferences. 

Kevin Hillman 

Kevin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Donald and Nancy Hillman. Kevin grew up in Fairfield, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, and graduated from Fairfield High School. Kevin attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. Kevin was the recipient of an Army ROTC Scholarship and upon graduation was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army.
Kevin was granted an educational delay from the Army to attend law school. Kevin graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2000 with a Juris Doctor degree. During law school, Kevin worked for the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office in Hamilton, Ohio, starting as an intern and ending as an Assistant Prosecutor. Kevin was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Ohio in November 2000.
Once Kevin earned his law degree, he was accepted into the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He entered active duty in the Army and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. At Fort Leonard Wood, he served as a legal assistance attorney, a military prosecutor, and a Special Assistant US Attorney while on active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
In 2006, Kevin left active duty and entered civilian practice, as well as being admitted to the Missouri Bar. Kevin worked for the law firm of Smith and Turley in St. Robert for two years where he practiced criminal defense and business litigation. In 2008, he was appointed the City Prosecutor for the City of St. Robert and the Municipal Judge for the City of Waynesville. In 2010, Kevin was first elected Prosecutor of Pulaski County. In 2014, Kevin was reelected to his second term as Pulaski County Prosecutor. In 2018, he was elected to his third term.
Despite leaving active duty, Kevin continued to serve in the Missouri Army National Guard beginning in 2006. In 2012-2013, Kevin was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade. Kevin currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel and serves as the Command Judge Advocate of the 70th Troop Command, which is located in Lebanon, Missouri.
Kevin is married to his high school sweetheart, Allison Hillman. Kevin and Allison have two daughters, Abigail and Alyssa. Abigail is currently a senior at Waynesville High School and plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia this fall. Alyssa is a junior at Waynesville High School. Kevin’s hobbies outside of the legal field include golfing, fishing, boating at Lake of the Ozarks, and teaching his daughters softball and soccer.

Corey MoonCorey R. Moon

Corey Moon is the Associate Circuit Judge of Lewis County, Missouri. Prior to that he was the Prosecuting Attorney of Knox County. He has been the assistant prosecutor of Lewis and Macon counties. He has worked as an associate attorney with the Benson Law Firm, LLC in Kirksville, De Coster Law, LLC, in Monticello, and Meisner Law Firm, LLC in Macon. He graduated from Truman State University in 2011, earning a bachelor’s degree in both Justice Systems and Political Science. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014. He is from Canton, Missouri, and has previously been a resident of Macon County. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, Leslie, and daughter, Bria.

Reggie Palmer

Reggie J. Palmer Jr. AKA (VICTORIOUS) is a certified peer support specialist and case manager at Powerhouse Community Development Corporation (PCDC) headquartered in Marshall, MO. He works to assist broken men striving to restore their lives that are re- entering from the prison or recovering from substance use disorder. In addition, Reggie is the Housing Director of Fresh
Start; a transitional housing program for ex-offenders. Recently, PCDC entered into collaboration with Boone County Alternative Sentencing Courts to provide recovery services under the HEAT Research

Initiative. Reggie is the lead facilitator and provides peer support services as well. Reggie is a youth minister at Powerhouse Ministries, and is the CEO/Founder of Victorious Life Records LLC. Minister Reggie takes advantage of the hip hop platform to promote positivity and encourage empowerment of the participants who have experience negative social determinants during their childhood, adolescent and adult years. Although he was raised in a church going family by his father, he still found himself searching for acceptance, love and purpose in the all the wrong places. Like the prodigal son he would eventually come back home to become a member of the church and form his own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He credits this relationship for blessing him with a new life filled with love acceptance and purpose.

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.
 

Angie PlunkettAngela Plunkett

Angie Plunkett earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 1990. She served as a Missouri Probation and Parole Officer for 14 years before she began working as a local Drug Court Administrator in 2005, launching five rural drug court programs in Southeast Missouri. Angie also worked two years as a legislative assistant for the Missouri Senate, serving as staff to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Pensions.  In 2010, Angie became the Statewide Treatment Court Coordinator for the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA).  As statewide coordinator she provided executive oversight and technical assistance to ensure the 149 adult, DWI, family, juvenile and veteran treatment court programs operated effectively. She was the grant writer and project manager for two BJA grants and served as principal staff to the Drug Courts Coordinating Commission, the Treatment Courts Committee and the Missouri Association of Treatment Courts (MATCP) Equity Committee. She also acted as co-facilitator for the state drug court coordinators and was a member of the CCJ/COSCA Problem-Solving Court Committee. Angie became the Criminal Justice Services Manager for the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) in November 2018 and currently serves as the DMH liaison for the courts, Department of Corrections and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

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.

Julie Speilman

Julie Spielman has been the Administrator for the 35th Judicial Circuit of Missouri Treatment Courts since August of 2000. The 35th Circuit has five separate treatment courts, an Adult Criminal Drug Court and DWI Court in Stoddard County, and an Adult Criminal Drug Court, Family Treatment Court, and DWI Court in Dunklin County. Mrs. Spielman has written and administered grants from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Department of Justice, and SAMHSA. She has presented at the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals Annual Conference, The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare Conference, The National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference, and the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Prior to serving as the Treatment Court Administrator, Mrs. Spielman was a Public Defender in Hannibal, MO. She received her B.A. in History and her J.D. from St. Louis University.

Rick StraitRick Strait

Rick Strait works at Community Counseling Center as the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders program manager and suicide prevention coordinator. He has twenty years’ experience working in the substance use disorder field. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified addictions counselor. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology serving on the impacted family committee. Rick is faculty for National Zero Suicide Academy and a member of the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network. He works as an adjunct professor for Central Methodist University, training future mental health professionals. He is involved in CIT in his region as a member of the council and provides training in suicide prevention. Rick serves as a board member of United Suicide Survivors International. Rick facilitates trainings on Medication Assisted Treatment for the Missouri Credentialing Board

Clayton_VanNurdenClayton VanNurden

Clayton VanNurden is the Treatment Court Administrator for the Mental Health Court program, Veterans Treatment Court program, Co-Occurring Court program, and DWI Court program in Boone County. He began working for Boone County in June 2012, when he was the Treatment Court Administrator for the OnTrack Court program (a 120 day reentry program). Prior to working for Boone County, Clayton worked as a probation and parole officer where he had assignments working with Treatment Courts as well as regular caseload assignments. He worked as a field probation and parole officer from November 2004 – June 2012, and as an institutional probation and parole officer from December 2003 – November 2004. Clayton graduated with a BS in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia in May 2003.

Kenneth Vick

Kenneth “Ken” Vick’s difficult childhood in Phoenix, AZ led to substance use at a young age. A freshman high school dropout, he ran up against the law and had his first felony at age 18. February 12, 2001 is the day he walked into federal prison and the last one he used drugs.
There, Ken completed R-DAP (Residential Drug Abuse Program), starting his recovery journey and work in the recovery field.
Ken is the founder of Recovery Consulting LLC. And published “Recovery Leadership, Building Teams for Better Outcomes in 2023. Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) and its graduate
program for organizational leadership with a concentration on ethics taught a lot about leadership. Claremont was a blessing to help learn better communication styles and understand specific leadership techniques. CLU’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program prepares people to lead diverse organizations toward positive social change.
Ken co-created the first national harm reduction credential (HRS). The HRS consists of three days of training discussing ethics and harm reduction principles.
To say Ken knows what he speaks is an understatement. He’s lived it. He’srecovering 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 abuse 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. If it takes dealing some hope or therapy goats or chickens, so be it.

Staff

Stacey LangendoerferStacey Langedoerfer

Stacey Langendoerfer is the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) and the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) Executive Director since 2012.  Prior to these positions, she worked as the administrator of the Boone County Mental Health and DWI Courts for 10 years.
Stacey graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor in Social Work and from Columbia College with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Business Administration.
Stacey currently serves as the board member and treasurer for the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) and as the MCB’s representative for the Missouri Addiction Counselors Association (MACA).
In her professional duties she has worked with the Columbia Police Department in establishing the Columbia CIT Program, worked on a state and national level for advancement of the treatment court programs and consults for several outside nonprofit organizations.
In her downtime, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and her many pets, including her 2 horses, 4 miniature horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Julie SeymoreJulie Seymore

Julie Seymore worked in the criminal justice field for over 23 years before retiring from the State of Missouri. She was the St. Charles County Treatment Court Administrator for 10+ years and helped take her treatment court to national recognition. Prior to that she worked as a probation and parole officer within the treatment court for 13 years. Julie serves as a faculty member for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and is the Director of Development for the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals. In 2021 she accepted the position of Executive Director of The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri.
Julie served on the Board of Directors for The Child Advocacy Center for 7 years and as President for the last 2. She has served on numerous, local, state and national boards and committees. When not supporting their kids and all of their activities, Julie and her husband of over 25 years, Bo, enjoy supporting various non-profit agencies and attending community
events.

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