Brian Batterton, VOYCE, Regional Ombudsman Coordinator; Kay Dinolfo, State of Missouri Ombudsman; Kathy Ray Smith, Care Connection for Aging Services
Representative Andrew Koenig & Bob Snyder,VOYCE Volunteer Ombudsman; Kristin Pendleton, VOYCE Fund Development Coordinator; Dick Corbet, VOYCE Volunteer Ombudsman
Jim Brasfield, VOYCE Board Member; Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, VOYCE Executive Director; Brian Batterton, VOYCE Regional Ombudsman Coordinator
Jessica Rhodes, VOYCE Regional Ombudsman Coordinator; Dana Washington, VOYCE Ombudsman; Dean Plocher, State Representative; Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, VOYCE Executive Director
VOYCE board, staff and volunteers met with Senate Pro Tem Ron Richards for a tour of the Missouri Senate
6th Annual Advocacy Day for VOYCE
A VOYCE team of 26 advocates, including volunteer ombudsmen, board members and staff, joined ombudsmen from across the state on February 3, 2016 to advocate for quality long-term care. Displays from each ombudsman region in the state filled the third floor Capitol Rotunda, allowing legislators and their staff to meet with ombudsmen to find long-term care resources for their constituents.
VOYCE and representatives from other Missouri Ombudsman Programs held legislative meetings with legislators in their regions as well as with key leadership in the House and Senate to bring the concerns of long-term care residents to Jefferson City. State Legislators received a "Long-Term Care Constituency Guide" detailing the long-term care communities in their districts and the number of residents living at each location to show how many of their own constituents are being served with long-term care. View a detailed description of the bills as well as more photographs from the day.
House Speaker Todd Richardson poses with VOYCE
Regional Ombudsman Coordinators from around the state.
Regional Ombudsman Coordinators for Regions 1 & 10: Connie Payne and Pat Felton
Assistant Ombudsman Director for Region 2: Emily Sparzynski
Regional Ombudsman Coordinator for Region 3: Kathy Ray Smith
Regional Ombudsman Coordinators for Region 4: Becky Caldwell and Robin Williams
Regional Ombudsman Coordinators for Region 6: Linda Daugherty, Ronda Giger and Donna Wobbe
Dana Washington, VOYCE Ombudsman; Joe Adams, State Representative; Jessica Rhodes, VOYCE Regional Ombudsman Coordinator
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