Staff Members and Board of Directors

Below, you can find a list of our board and staff members. The list of board members includes titles and committee assignments. The staff list is separated by program, so some people appear in more than one place on this list. You can view the lists by scrolling, or click the buttons below to jump to a specific program.

Missouri Connections for Health: Board of Directors

NameBoard TitleTerm ExpiresCommittee Assignments
Carol BeahanDirector2025
Tami BenusSecretary/Treasurer2023Executive, Finance
Steve CallowayVice-President2024Executive, Strategic Planning
D. Scott MinieaDirector2023Executive, Strategic Planning,
Josh OxenhandlerDirector2025
Randy RodgersDirector2023Strategic Planning
Allison SchwentDirector2024Finance
Julia VargasPresident2023Executive, Finance

Missouri Connections for Health: Staff Members

The staff members listed with all Missouri Connections for Health programs. Program-specific staff members are listed separately.

D. Scott MinieaExecutive Director (MCH and All MCH Programs)
Derek SimsOperations Coordinator
Allison SchwentAccounting Manager and Compliance Officer
Allyssa HuskeyInsurance Counselor and Outreach Specialist
Hollie CampbellAdministrative Assistant and Customer Services Representative
Carol BeahanSpecial Projects Coordinator
Randy RodgersSpecial Projects Coordinator

Contact Center: Staff Members

Missouri Connections for Health’s Contact Center handles calls for the CLAIM Contact Center, the Cover Missouri Call Center, and the Rural Unhoused Helpline

Tameka WhitneyContact Center Coordinator, Data Quality Specialist
Amanda FosterCustomer Service Representative and Administrative Assistant
Carmen Macias AreizagaBilingual Customer Service Representative and Administrative Assistant
Michael MosleyCustomer Service Representative
Marcia WatersHousing Assessment Specialist and Customer Service Representative

Missouri CLAIM: Staff Members

Missouri Connections for Health operates Missouri CLAIM. CLAIM is the official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helping Missourians with Medicare.  Click here for more information.

Yimar SantosAssistant Director, Trainer
Region 4 Liaison (Southeast Missouri)
Cindy CarrBenefits Enrollment Center (BEC) Coordinator, Trainer,
Region 1 Liaison (Central Missouri)
Judy KesemanMIPPA and Outreach Coordinator, Strategic Outreach Team Coordinator,
Region 3 Liaison (West Central Missouri)
Wilma SchmitzTrainer
Region 2 Liaison (Eastern Missouri/St. Louis)
Stacey ChildsRegion 5 Liaison (Southwest Missouri)
Brandy WilliamsRegion 6 Liaison (Western Missouri/Kansas City)
Region 8 Liaison (Northwestern Missouri)
Eugenia “Genie” MarberryRegion 7 Liaison (Northeastern Missouri)
Sonja BhaskaranAdministrative Assistant
Deborah WatsonAdministrative Assistant and Backup Customer Service Representative
Jo MastinBenefits Enrollment Center Counselor
Jerry SimonBenefits Enrollment Center Counselor
Jim HouseBenefits Enrollment Center Counselor
Jim DayStrategic Outreach Team Lead
Carl “Ben” FranklinStrategic Outreach Team
Gary GummigStrategic Outreach Team

Mid-Missouri Insurance Counseling Services: Staff Members

Missouri Connections for Health operates Mid-Missouri Insurance Counseling Services. This program provides enrollment help and assistance with health insurance through Medicaid and the Marketplace.  We also provide advice and client advocacy for clients with other types of insurance.   Click here for more information.

Allyssa HuskeyInsurance Counselor and Outreach Specialist