BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The MCQC Board is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who are interested in improving the quality of life for Missouri’s senior and disabled citizens.
PRESIDENT, DAVE DAMICO: Dave Damico is a life-long Kansas Citian. He is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State/Missouri State University. After graduating from SMS, he taught American History and Geography at the St. James High School in St. James, Missouri. Upon leaving St. James, he went to work for the State of Missouri, first with the Division of Family Services, serving in several positions including Supervisor I and County Director, overseeing welfare programs, child abuse and neglect and eldercare programs. He spent the bulk of his employment with the State working for the Division of Child Support Enforcement. He established the Jackson County Child Support Enforcement Office. He also served as Western Region Program Manager and ended his career with Child Support Enforcement as Program Manager over the Parent’s Fair Share Program. He took early retirement and worked 3 seasons with the Kansas City Royals as an Ambassador. For the past 14 years he has volunteered at the National World War I Museum and Memorial as Docent and Museum Guide. He has been on the MCQC Board since 2004, serving as Treasurer and President. He is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and Missouri State Sports teams.
VICE PRESIDENT, ANN BICKEL: Ann Bickel lives in Jefferson City, and worked for the State for 27 years, ending with 13 years for the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. While working for the State, Ann enjoyed her role in constituent service the most. After retiring from the state, Ann worked for the Missouri Alliance for Home Care, where she managed the Missouri End of Life Coalition, the Missouri Adult Day Care Association, and the Missouri Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ann has served on the Board of MCQC since 2012
SECRETARY, MARIE SULZE: Marie Sulze lives in Rolla, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla. (Also known as the Missouri School of Mines or Missouri School of Science and Technology) After graduation, she was a supervisor at the Rolla Remote Data Processing Center for the First National Bank of St. Louis. From there, she worked for the State of Missouri Child Support Enforcement program as an investigator and office manager. She also worked as a Parent’s Fair Share manager, and retired after working for the State for 31 years. She belongs to several local organizations, and spends much of her time doing volunteer work. She joined the MCQC Board in 2008, and has served as Secretary since 2009.
TREASURER, JO ANNE MORROW: Jo Anne Morrow is a retired attorney who lives in the St. Louis City. She spent her career in health care, for 14 years as a registered nurse and 35 years as an attorney specializing in health law. In the late 1980’s she represented the State of Missouri in its enforcement of quality of care standards for nursing homes. Her most recent position was with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri representing children and pregnant women who were denied health care under the State’s Medicaid program. She has been an MCQC Board member for 30 years.
Gloria Harrelson lives in St. Louis City. After graduating from Indiana University, she taught high school social studies. Later, she worked in child support enforcement for the State of Missouri and then for private contractors. After an early retirement, she joined MCQC, serving on the board since 2015. She has represented MCQC at nursing home care reform conferences, and has worked with the Home Delivered Meals Program (Meals on Wheels) in counties across the state. She continues involvement in other areas vital to senior care and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Gloria has served on the MCQC Board since 2015.
Matt Scheperle is a new board member and has been helping MCQC since 2004. Matt graduated from Lincoln University in 1998 with a degree in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Education. He currently works with the IT division with the State of Missouri. He is looking forward to helping with ongoing and future projects with MCQC. He currently lives in the Jefferson City area and participates in a variety of activities in the community.
Ashley Ricket lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Ashley grew up in the Kansas City area. As a young girl, she started her first job as a waitress at an assisted living facility where she enjoyed getting to know many of the residents and appreciated spending time with them, once her shift duties were complete. During college, Ashley continued her work with a Kansas City therapy office that provided physical, occupational and speech therapy to elderly residents and toddlers in the Kansas City area. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Science from the University of Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she attended law school in Kansas City at the University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law. Since her graduation, she has worked as an attorney advocating for Missouri and Kansas residents of nursing homes, as well as strongly advocating for children who are injured in Missouri and Kansas. Ashley is a member of several professional boards, is a Rotarian, and is also actively involved with the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, as part of the executive committee. Ashley joined MCQC in 2011, and has served on the board since 2012.
Jane Moore has served as Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association as CEO since October 2008. Prior to joining MHPCA, Jane was the Executive Director of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Previously, Jane served as Membership Director of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Jane has been in nonprofit management for over twenty two years. At MHPCA, Jane is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the state health care association for hospice providers. This includes educational event planning and implementation; budget management and implementation; grant writing and strategic planning; marketing, communications and technical support for all members; collaboration with heath care providers; lobbying and advocating for quality end of life care and the hospice philosophy. Ms. Moore brought a Prison Hospice Program to Missouri and created the first Hospice Medicaid Data Research Project that has been recognized nationally. Jane has been a Board member for 2 years.
Ex Officio Board Members:
Hank and Phyllis Krambeck
In Memoriam: Chad Jordon, Founder and Board member 1990-2019