Jeremy Rouch – Chair
Bio coming soon.
Sue Tanner – Vice-Chair
Sue grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1982. She has been a full-time resident of Kimberling City since 2016 when she retired with her husband, Mike. Mike and Sue have 4 children, Elise, Adam, Patrick and Jacob and one granddaughter. Sue has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has over 30 years of experience working with high risk families and children in a variety of clinical settings including child abuse and neglect prevention programs, child placing agencies, residential treatment centers and early childhood programs. Sue has strong skills in nonprofit management, supervision, continuous quality improvement, program development and program implementation. Her passion of providing service to others has continued into her retirement. In addition to serving on the Stone County DD Board, Sue is working with the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center as a volunteer consultant. She also volunteers with several other local social service agencies. Sue enjoys spending time traveling, riding motorcycles and fishing.
Kathryn Thomas – Treasurer
Kathryn was born in Ocie, Missouri. She and her husband Tim have two children, Andy and Shelby. The Thomas family resides in Crane, Missouri where they attend The First Baptist Church. Kathryn received her BA in Psychology from William Jewell College and went on to work for OACAC Job Training Partnership program while working on her Masters. She continues her public service by serving as a member of the College of the Ozarks Associates, church mission board member, and Chaplin for the Order of the Eastern Star City Chapter #164 in Kimberling City, Missouri where she is a member.
She has over 30 years of planning, budgeting, diversity training, purchasing, data analysis and auditing experience with fortune 500 companies and currently serves as the Business Administrator for the Stone County Assessor’s office. She is a strong supporter of the Masonic Children’s Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, Masonic youth organizations, and St Jude’s Hospitals.
Kathryn’s passion to help those with developmental disability began with her OACAC position where she helped in the training and placement of many developmental disabled people get jobs. She saw the joy someone gets from having a sense of purpose to their family, themselves, and to the community.
Mindy Smolnik – Secretary
Mindy grew up in Stone County and was a graduate of Reeds Spring High School. She left the area to pursue a career in the travel industry working for Southwest Airlines. She was not able to stay away from the beauty of Stone County and returned. Mindy has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resource Management. She resides in the Kimberling City area with her husband, Jason, and 2 sons. Her youngest child has down syndrome and thus began her passion for the developmentally disabled. She was on the Committee for the Stone County DD Board and held the title of community outreach chair. She greatly looks forward to seeing what the board can bring to her community.
Anne Coleman – Board Member
Anne has lived in Kimberling City since 1977. She retired from the Reeds Spring School District in 2013 as a school counselor at the Intermediate School after 31 years as an educator. Anne serves on the board for Ozark Wellness Network, Reeds Spring School District, and Operation Round-Up in addition to the Stone County Developmental Disability Board. Anne enjoys traveling with her husband, Charles, walking her dog, Maggie, and family time.
Bob McConnell – Board Member
Bob retired from Silver Dollar City in 2010 where he was the Senior Sales Manager. Prior to his years at Silver Dollar City, he worked for the Procter & Gamble Distributing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was the Assistant Military Sales Manager. For a number of years he served as a Church Business Administrator for a number of large churches in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. Currently, he is the Director of Business Development for Branson Travelhost magazine.
Bob and his wife Linda live in Kimberling City. We have 2 grown sons, Brian & Kevin, and 4 grandchildren. We are celebrating 50 years of marriage this month. Bob is currently serving on the Kimberling City Planning & Zoning Commission and is Vice-Chairman of the University of Missouri Extension Council in Stone County. He is co-owner of Express Employment Professionals with his son Kevin.
Sean Gasper – Board Member
Sean has been a paramedic with Mercy Ambulance Service in Stone County for 23 years and is currently an EMS Operations Supervisor. He serves as an Assistant Chaplain for the Southern Stone County Fire Department, is a deacon and Associate Pastor at Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring. He has been a Chaplain for 10 years, a Licensed Pastor through First Baptist Church in Kimberling City for 16 years and a deacon for 18 years. He has been teaching Sunday school for children, youth and young adults for 19 years.
Sean and his wife Jennifer were high school sweet hearts and have been married since 1992. They have one son Adam and two daughters Lydia and Shylee. Sean and Jennifer moved to Missouri in 1993 from California and have truly been blessed to not only be a part of this community for the past 24 years, but to also serve and continue to serve in a variety of ways.
Ruby Gideon – Board Member
Bio coming soon.