(JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced four appointments to various boards and commissions Friday.
Kristy Lee Boresi, of Columbia, was appointed to the State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists.
- Ms. Boresi is the Director of Outpatient Therapy Services for the Central Region with Compass Health Network in Columbia, a position she has held since 2018. Previously, she was a Marriage and Family Therapist with Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Ms. Boresi has been a field instructor for social work students at the University of Missouri and an adjunct professor for Stephens College where she provided supervision to graduate level students. She currently serves as the Legislative Chair for the Missouri Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and as a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds several specialized trainings in the field of therapy. Ms. Boresi holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also holds a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Dr. Stacia Brown, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Curators.
- Dr. Brown has over 40 years of experience in the public school system. She worked for Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools for 29 years, starting as a speech pathologist and audiologist. She later advanced to executive director and was responsible for supervising 26 schools. Dr. Brown then joined Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools for an additional 15 years where she served in various leadership capacities until her retirement. Dr. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology from Lincoln University and a master's degree in learning disabilities and educational specialist in elementary school administration from the University of Central Missouri. She also holds a doctorate in education leadership with an emphasis in district leadership from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Judge Richard G. Callahan, of Jefferson City, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Curators.
- Mr. Callahan currently serves as a Senior Circuit Judge for the Cole County Circuit Court. Previously, he served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri from 2010-2017. Mr. Callahan is a member of the National District Attorneys Association and has served on the board of directors and as vice president of the organization. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Cole County Bar Association, and Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. Mr. Callahan has served as Chairperson of the Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Procedures and Instructions and the Missouri Bar Criminal Law Committee. He has received several awards throughout his career, including Prosecutor of the Year from the Missouri Prosecutors Association, Benjamin N. Cardozo Award from the Missouri Criminal Defense Bar, and Lawyer of the Year from Missouri Lawyers Weekly Newspaper. Mr. Callahan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Terry Rackers, of Jefferson City, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Curators.
- Mr. Rackers is a retired business owner and pilot with 57 years of experience in the aviation business. Mr. Rackers was part owner of Central Missouri Aviation and Jefferson City Flying Service, serving as president of both companies. He has also worked as an accident prevention counselor and a designated examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He previously served as Treasurer of the Jefferson City West Rotary Club, Vice President of the St. Marys Foundation, Treasurer of the Jefferson City Country Club, and House Chairman of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce and Civic Progress. Mr. Rackers holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Missouri-Columbia.