Mindy Smolnik – Chair
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.
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.
Ruby Gideon – Secretary
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Sean Gasper – Treasurer
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.
Tina Essick – Board Member
Tina and her parents moved to Kimberling City in 1982 and she is a graduate of Reeds Spring High School. She left the area to attend college and returned to the Stone County area in 1999. Tina has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Missouri Department of Education Certification in Special Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. Tina’s passion of providing services for people with disabling conditions began while pursuing her college degree. Tina has 19 years of experience working with people with disabilities. She has served children birth to 18 years old with special needs by providing speech and language services 8 years, working for First Steps, OACAC-Head Start, and public schools. Currently, Tina is in her 12th year of working in Special Education Services for the Reeds Spring School District. Tina continues to follow her passion of providing services to others in her current position of 9 years as a Process Coordinator for Special Education.
Tina and her husband Kieth have been married and living in the Kimberling City area the past 18 years. They have one son, Colton and one daughter, Lexi. Tina enjoys time with her family traveling, boating and going to Colton and Lexi’s sporting events.
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.
Malissa Johnson – Board Member
Married to my husband Tommy for 21 years, with 2 amazing children! Our daughter Karri Dale Johnson, 19 is attending Finlandia University in Michigan on a softball scholarship, majoring in criminal justice. Our son McKeean, 14, attending Faith Christian school in Spokane Mo. I have worked for Mercy as an EMT for the past 13 years. We live in Reeds Spring on a family farm raising beef cattle. As a board member, I look forward to serving our community!
Jeremy Rouch – Board Member
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