Missouri statutes provide that a state-level CFRP panel be appointed by the Department of Social Services. The state CFRP panel is convened bi-annually to provide oversight, identify systemic problems and bring concerns to STAT’s attention. The composition of the state CFRP panel mirrors that of the county CFRP panels: each multidisciplinary child protection profession is represented by a leader in the respective discipline, along with optional members.

Dates and Locations for the State Panel Meeting:

Friday, June 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Truman State Office Building, Rooms 500
Jefferson City


Friday, October 11, 2019
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Truman State Office Building, Rooms 493 and 494
Jefferson City

The Child Fatality Review Program State Panel:


Harold Bengsch
Greene County Commissioner
933 N. Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 969-4112


Medical Examiner

Dr. Mary Case
St. Louis County Medical Examiner
6059 N Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 615-0800
Dr. Keith Norton
Southwest Missouri Forensics
PO Box 1695
Nixa, MO 65714
(417) 725-2157

Emergency Medical Services

Virginia Wilson
University of Missouri Health System
One Hospital Drive, DC029.00
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-9315

Prosecuting Attorneys

Erin M. Lueker
Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
PO Box 899
Jefferson City MO 65109
(573) 418-4977

Law Enforcement

Colonel Bill Carson
Chief of Police
Maryland Heights Police Department
11911 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043-2597
(314) 298-8700
Major Sarah Eberhard
Missouri State Highway Patrol
1510 East Elm Street
PO Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-3313

John Conrardy, Sgt.
St. Louis County PD
7900 Forsyth, 2nd Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(636) 529-8210

Children’s Division

David Kurt, Director
Children’s Division
PO Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103-0088
(573) 522-8024
Cari Pointer
Children’s Division
205 Jefferson St., 10th Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-8930

Public Health Service

Dr. Sharmini Rogers, MBBS, MPH
Chief, Bureau of Genetics & Healthy Childhood
Division of Community and Public Health
Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-6214
Dr. Doug Beal
Forensic Pediatrician
2412 Forum Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 445-0725
Patricia G. Schnitzer, Ph.D. RN
Assistant Professor
S331 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of MO-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-1969
Terra N. Frazier, DO
Child Abuse Pediatrician
Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 234-3424

Juvenile Officer

Tammy Walden
Chief Juvenile Officer
26th Judicial Circuit Family Court
PO Box 440
Camdenton, Missouri 65020
(573) 317-0099

Optional Members

Emily van Schenkhof
Executive Director Children’s Trust Fund
301 W. High Street, Room 840
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-5147
Mark Gutchen
Director MO Social Services Division of Legal Services
PO Box 1527
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527
(573) 751-3229
Kelly Schultz
Office of Child Advocate
301 W. High Street, Room 840
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(866) 457-2302

Non-Officio Members

Laura Rittle
Kansas City Metro Case Coordinator
State Technical Assistance Team
8800 E. 63rd St Suite 520-A
Raytown, MO 64133
(816) 325-0150
Holly Townsend
St. Louis Metro Case Coordinator
State Technical Assistance Team
3737 Harry S Truman Blvd Suite 100
St. Charles, MO 63301
(314) 580-7199