According to RSMo 210.195, "The director of the department of social services shall appoint a state child fatality review panel which shall meet biannually to provide oversight and make recommendations to the department of social services, state technical assistance team." In this oversight role, the panel is encouraged to identify systemic problems and bring concerns to the attention of the State Technical Assistance Team. The composition of the Child Fatality Review Program State Panel mirrors that of the county panels: each multidisciplinary profession is represented by a recognized leader in the respective discipline.


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


Gina White
Dent County Coroner
205 East Fourth Street, Suite E
Salem, MO 65560
(573) 729-2381

Medical Examiner

Dr. Mary Case
St. Louis County Medical Examiner
6059 N Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 615-0800

Emergency Medical Services

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

Prosecuting Attorneys

Sherrie Hamner
Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
PO Box 899
Jefferson City MO 65109
(573) 418-4977
Kathi Alizedah
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office
100 S. Central Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-7534

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

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

Children’s Division

Tim Decker, 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 Advocacy
301 W. High Street, Room 840
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(866) 457-2302
Dr. Keith Norton
Southwest Missouri Forensics
PO Box 1695
Nixa, MO 65714
(417) 725-2157

Non-Officio Members

Laura Schnoebelen
Kansas City Metro Case Coordinator
State Technical Assistance Team
8800 E. 63rd St Suite 520-A
Raytown, MO 64133
(816) 325-0150
Kathleen Hargrave
Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin County Medical Examiner Office
1402 South Grand Blvd.
Doisy Hall, R517
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 977-7841
Tara Rick
Chief Investigator
St. Louis City Medical Examiner Office
1300 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 64103
(314) 622-4971