State Committees

2017-2018

Meeting dates

Check the Committee Handbook for additional information about dates, times, locations, conference calls, etc.
Sept. 9, 2017 Jefferson City Headquarters (this meeting only)
Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, Women's Issues, Student
Oct. 14, 2017 Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, Women's Issues, NEA Convention, Communications and Media, Member Benefits, Membership, Student, Teaching and Learning
Nov. 17-18, 2017 Credentials Only 
March 3, 2018 Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, Women's Issues, NEA Convention, PAC
April 20-22, 2018
Credentials Only 
May 5, 2018  Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, Women's Issues, NEA Convention
 

To volunteer to serve on an MNEA committee for the following school year, notify MNEA President Charles E. Smith  by May 15 using the committee volunteer form, indicating on which committee or committees you are interested in working.

Appointments are made--and members will be notified of their appointment--during the summer.

Missouri NEA has four standing committees, four advisory committees and four elected committees--each with specific functions to help develop and/or carry out Missouri NEA's programs. Except otherwise noted, committee members, committee chairs and board liaisons are appointed by the MNEA President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. Most MNEA committees meet three or four times during the school year. 

Contact the Governance Administrative Assistant Jeanna Machon (jeanna.machon@mnea.org) with questions regarding the MNEA committees, meetings or to receive a copy of the Committee Handbook.
 

MNEA Standing Committees


The Bylaws and Rules Committee

This committee introduces, interprets, presents and recommends amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Association at the April session of the Representative Assembly. The Bylaws Committee may also interpret the Bylaws as needed.

Committee Members

Victoria Datt
Judy Davis-Edwards
Doug Hurst 
Jean Robinson
Beverly Schroeder
Margaret Smith-Wisker

 

The Credentials Committee

This committee is responsible for the verification and registration of the delegates to the Representative Assembly, the implementation of all voting procedures of the Representative Assembly and the certification of election results of the RA.

Committee Members

Tresina Alvested
Thomas Bamvakais
Laurie Brickey

Jessica Crawford
Cindy Daniels
Carmen Hill
Tonya Jackson

Diane Livingston
Jacqueline McGill
Treena Murray
Donna Rudroff

The Human Rights Committee

This committee is responsible for surveying, researching, and sharing information that will improve and protect the rights of school populations. The Committee shall promote history month celebrations, i.e., Women’s History Month, Black History Month, etc. The Committee shall provide training in women’s leadership skills and address other concerns regarding women in the workforce. The Committee shall coordinate the activities of the Association that are designed to attract and increase minority involvement. In addition, the Committee shall review current and proposed legislation which might have an impact on women, minorities or civil rights.

Committee Members

Dana Alvarez
Kim Bertram
Jennifer Clossum

Thomas Greene
Margaret Karleskint

Cornelia Levels
Jane Ann Sykes

The Legislative/Resolutions Committee

This committee researches, outlines, and presents a legislative program to the November Session of the Representative Assembly. The committee outlines a plan of action to implement the program with teacher involvement. The Committee presents continuing and annual Resolutions for the next fiscal year for adoption at the April Session of the Representative Assembly.

Committee Members

Janette Colguitt
Mitch Davis
Annette Doyle
Irvin (Chuck) Howard

Wendy Kline
Sarah Lange, RN
Jane McPartland
Emily Neal

Gail Rock
Dorothy Walk

Jeanne Weber

The Women's Issues Committee

This committee analyzes emerging challenges facing women in the education workplace and recommends strategies for NEA to understand in addressing these challenges in partnership with labor allies. The committee shall promote trainings and workshops in gender equity and women's leadership skills and the awareness of women in history. in addition, the committee is responsible for collecting and disseminating information in the areas of women's health and well-being. 

Committee Members

Joy Banks-Wilson
Kate Kraybill
Shenee McCoy
Sarah Senff
Sheryl Simmons
Jessica Wasmer 
Michelle Woepke-Fleig




MNEA Advisory Committees


The Communications and Media Advisory Committee

This committee works to establish effective public relations committees in local affiliates. The committee also assists locals in networking public relations ideas and enhancing the image of the Association and education employees.

Committee Members

Neil Daniels
Frank Green Jr.
Lynn Henton

Christina Melly
Joseph Moore
Kathy Pennington

Michael Smith
Cassandra Suggs
Joshua Vince 

The Member Benefits Advisory Committee

This committee reviews and recommends for approval by the Board of Directors new special services products, reviews existing special services products, and has a grievance procedure for the purpose of processing complaints of products or services.

Committee Members

Marcus Glover

Cynthia McNairy


The Membership Advisory Committee

This committee's charges include exploring and recommending effective membership strategies for all categories of membership and ways to assist in building capacity for MNEA and its local affiliates.

Committee Members

Tiffany Fane


Patrick Handrahan
Eric Scott
Locha Williams

The Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee

This committee researches, designs and coordinates programs to address current instructional and professional development issues.

Committee Members

Jerry Brown
Kathy Gregory
Susan Henderson

Tiffany Maloney
Patrick McPartland

Carie Mettendorf
Julie Weis 

The Student Advisory Committee

This committee assists with the planning and promotion of activities that would increase student membership and involvement in the association. Members are elected by their respective college campus.

Committee Members

Kennedy Brown, Vice Chair
Jennifer Robertson, Secretary




MNEA Elected Committees


The NEA Convention Committee

This committee is responsible for compiling the delegate notebook and planning activities for Missouri NEA’s delegates. Members are elected to this committee for the following year by the convention delegates at the last caucus session.

Committee Members

Kevin Bland
Kelly Bonebrake
Stacye Hendree

Heather Felix
Krista Fulbright

Katy Goforth-Rhoads

Irvine (Chuck) Howard 
Stacey Mitchem

Lindi Todd

The Program, Audit and Budget Committee

This committee consists of two members elected by the Board of Directors, and two members elected by the Representative Assembly. The Vice President is Chair of this committee. This committee recommends, prior to the April session of the Representative Assembly, the annual program budget for review by the Board of Directors and adoption by the Representative Assembly. This committee meets twice per year, dates to be determined by the vice president. 

Committee Members

Paul Guess
Phil Murray

Cheryl Riley
Jason Steliga 

 


Missouri NEA PAC Council

This committee reviews recommendations of local screening committees for state and federal elections and votes on endorsement recommendations. Endorsement of candidates for federal races must also be approved by the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education. Two members are elected from each Governance District by that district’s delegates to the Missouri NEA Representative Assembly. Members serve for staggered, four-year terms.

Committee Members 

Lindi Todd
Governance District 1    
James Mueller Tina Oberle  
     
Governance District 2    
Amanda Badgett Paul Brother
     
Governance District 3    
Dana Reed Kari Lewis
     
Governance District 4    
Cheryl Riley  
     
Governance District 5    
Shon Adamson Jill Owens
     
Governance District 6    
Julee Reese Monica Miller
     
Governance District 7    
Connie Steinmetz Jane McPartland
     
Governance District 8    
Tisha McBride  Mary Todd
     
Governance District 9    
Sonja Marie Burks Lori Zanitsch
     
Governance District 10    
Susan Niederberger John Davis
     
Governance District 11    
Andy Slaughter Patrick McPartland  
     
Minority-at-Large    
Jane Sykes    
     
MNEA-Retired    
Joe DeLuca  Dorothy Walk  
     
MNEA-Students    
Vacant    

 

The Member Benefits Advisory Committee

This committee reviews and recommends for approval by the Board of Directors new special services products, reviews existing special services products, and has a grievance procedure for the purpose of processing complaints of products or services.

Committee Members

Lynn Dunlap
Donna Harrison

Terri Moore
Brandy Legens

Beverly Vogt
Lisa Thomas


The Membership Advisory Committee

This committee's charges include exploring and recommending effective membership strategies for all categories of membership and ways to assist in building capacity for MNEA and its local affiliates.

 

Committee Members

Kellari Fasnacht
Tammy Page
Paul Vaillancourt
Marsha Vazquez
Bonnie Wendlandt
John Henry Worth

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