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July 18, 2013

Governor Appoints Wilson to State Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board



Memphis attorney April Wilson recently was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to serve on the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon on July 10th announced his appointments to six boards and commissions, including naming a local attorney to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. The appointees will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate, with the exception of the appointments to the Missouri Technology Corporation and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Commission.

The appointees, along with their boards and hometowns, are:

Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules (William L. Manes - Hillsboro)

Missouri State Board of Accountancy (Sandra Wedewer - St. Charles)

Missouri Technology Corporation (Nicole R. Galloway - Columbia)

Public School Retirement System of Missouri Board of Trustees (William Compere - Springfield)

Sixth Circuit Judicial Commission (John W. Pepper - Kansas City)

The Governor appointed Julie T. Donelon, of Kansas City; Carol R. Fischer, of Jefferson City; Jill L. Patterson, of Springfield; and April S. Wilson, of Kirksville, to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. The Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board provides an independent review of child abuse and neglect determinations in instances in which the alleged perpetrator is aggrieved by the decision of the Children's Division.

Donelon is the president and CEO of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, located in Kansas City. She previously served as the executive director for the Child Protection Center; as director and forensic interviewer for the Jackson County Family Court; and as a forensic interviewer for Children's Mercy Hospital. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending April 7, 2015.

Fischer served as the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue from 2001 to 2005, before joining the Secretary of State's office as the Deputy Secretary of State for Business Services. She is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accounts and the Association of Government Accountants. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending April 7, 2016.

Patterson is an attorney in private practice with the Springfield firm of Keck & Austin. She was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Greene County for 15 years and was the chief legal counsel for the Greene County Sheriff's Office for two years. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending April 7, 2015.

Wilson is the managing owner of a private practice office in Memphis and handles a variety of cases. She serves as the city prosecutor for Centralia, Lancaster, Kahoka and Downing, is the city attorney for the cities of Memphis and Kahoka; and previously was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Boone and Callaway counties. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending April 7, 2016.

Wilson will be serving on the St. Louis, Missouri Board which meets once per month. She was nominated to apply by the Missouri Department of Social Services for her work as a Guardian ad Litem.


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