Current MATCP Board Members

  • Honorable Casey Clevenger — Board President 
  • Matthew Melton — President Elect
  • Katie Doman  — Treasurer
  • Derek McClure — Secretary
  • Matt Wilson — Immediate Past President
  • Judge Scott Lipke —  Past President
  • Judge Alan Blankenship —  Past President
  • Honorable Jim Beck
  • Honorable Dennis Eckhold
  • William Fehrenback
  • Heather Graham-Thompson
  • Kevin Hillman
  • Clif Johnson
  • Honorable Corey Moon
  • Reggie Palmer
  • Angela Plunkett
  • Julie Spielman
  • Rick Strait
  • Marcy VanDeBerg
  • Clayton VanNurden
  • Rochelle Woodiest
  • Marty Yust

(updated 11/2022)

Staff

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

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Our Board

Honorable Casey Clevenger – 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.

Honorable Matthew Melton – President Elect
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 Katie Doman, Treasurer

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, Secretary

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.

Matt Wilson – Immediate Past President Matt Wilson - 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, Immediate 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 BlankenshipJudge Alan Blankenship, Past President

Judge Alan Blankenship is an Associate Circuit Judge in Stone County, Missouri, serving in that position since January 2003.  He is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee for Treatment Courts, Missouri Supreme Court Trial Judge Education Committee, and Missouri Supreme Court Civic Education Committee, and has served on or chaired several Supreme Court work groups.

He is a member of the teaching faculty for Missouri Trial Judge Education programs, National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), and National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC).  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).

Included in his judicial duties is presiding over the Stone County Adult Drug Court, which was selected as is a National Mentor Court through the NDCI, and a DWI Court.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals, and the American Legion Missouri Boys State Board of Directors and volunteer staff.  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.

Honorable Jim Beck

Judge Jim Beck is an Associate Circuit Judge in Lincoln County. He serves as the treatment court judge for both Lincoln and Pike Counties within the 45th Judicial Circuit. Judge Beck received his B.S. in Political Science and Business Administration from Lindenwood College and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He was a public defender and then in private practice with the firm of Mueller, Beck and Meyer prior to taking the bench on January 1, 2011.
In addition to his duties as treatment court judge, Judge Beck is the juvenile court judge for Lincoln and Pike Counties and probate judge for Lincoln County. He serves on the Missouri Court Automation Committee and chairs the IT Managers and Technical Access Team. 

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.

Heather Graham-Thompson

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.

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.

Clif JohnsonClif Johnson

Clif Johnson has worked for over 30 years in the field of substance abuse beginning in 1987 at Koala Center in Lonedell, Mo. He has a degree in human services, credentialed as a substance abuse counselor and compulsive gambling counselor. Employed for the last 22 years at Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health in Farmington, Mo. as Director of Clinical Compliance and Physician Services. Clif is a board member for numerous boards and organizations across the state.

 

 

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.

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.

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

Marcy VanDeBergMarcy VanDeBerg

Marcy Van De Berg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She graduated with a Masters’ degree from Missouri State University School of Social Work in 2003; prior to that, Marcy worked as a bachelor level social worker in the community. Ms. Van De Berg has worked with families struggling with HIV/AIDS through AIDS Project of the Ozarks, provided substance abuse therapy through local recovery agencies as well as provided crisis intervention services as the Emergency Room Social Worker through Cox Medical Center. Since 2009, Ms. Van De Berg has worked at VHSO, starting in mental health / substance use services providing evidenced based therapy in the co-occurring clinic for five years prior to her current position as the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator (VJO). As VJO, Marcy provides outreach to Veterans involved in the Criminal Justice System and currently participates in four Veteran Treatment Courts within the VHSO 10 county coverage area. Ms. Van De Berg serves on VHSO’s Social Work Boarding Committee as well. As part of her role as VJO, Marcy provides educational presentations for CIT training to Law Enforcement Officers in partnership with the Greene County CIT program. She is also part of Homeless Veterans Task Force working to end Veteran homelessness as well as the area’s Recovery Community Task Force serving as a voice for the VA and Veteran centered services.

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.

 

Staff

Stacey LangendoerferStacey Langedoerfer

Stacey L. Langendoerfer is the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) Executive Director and the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) 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 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor in Social Work and from Columbia College with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

 

Julie SeymoreJulie Seymore

Julie Seymore has been the Drug Court Administrator for the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in St. Charles County since 2011 and oversees the Adult, DWI, Co-Occurring, Family and Veterans tracks. Prior to that she was a Probation and Parole Officer in St. Charles County and worked with the Drug, DWI and Co-Occurring Courts. Julie is very proud to work with her Judge and teams in St. Charles County. In 2013 they were recognized as a National Mentor Court and have hosted numerous Courts from around the Country.

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