OpEx - DMH Better Government

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Operational Excellence (OpEx) is about improving the way we do business every day. This includes developing skills, changing approaches, and improving processes to create an environment of continuous improvement.

Check out Show Me Excellence for engaging trainings, key resources, and connections to each agency’s OpEx Leader.

Questions or suggestions? Email DMHOpEx@dmh.mo.gov.



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OpEx Advisory Team

Julia LePage – DMH OpEx Director
Hope Moorhead – DMH OpEx Coordinator
Angie Alford - Poplar Bluff Regional Office /Sikeston Satellite Office (DD)
Jennifer Bax - Central Office (Admin)
Robin Bottemiller - Kansas City Regional Office (DD)
Jessica Bounds - Central Office (DBH)
Julie Brown - St. Louis Developmental Disabilities Treatment Center (DD)
James Busalacki - Central Office (DBH)
Michelle Clark - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Lindsey Curtit - St. Louis Regional Office (DD)
Ciara Dall - Kansas City Regional Office (DD)
Wendy Davis - Central Missouri Regional Office (DD)
Kathleen Deppeler - Central Office (DD)
Cierra Distler - Central Office (DBH)
Lisa Franz - Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (DBH)
Jason Geneyan - Central Office (DO-DOP)
JJ Gossrau - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Savannah Hampton - Southwest Community Services (DD)
Mark Heinze - Hannibal Satellite Office (DD)
Heike Johns - Central Office (DD)
Courtney Jones - Bellefontaine Habilitation Center (DD)
Melissa Jones - Central Office (DD)
Nicole Jones - Central Office (DD)
Diana Jones - St. Louis Forensic Treatment Center (DBH)
Evan Kempker - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Rod Keown - Central Office (DO-DOP)
George Killian - Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center (DBH)
David Kingsbury - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Dishon Knox - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Catherine Lane - Northwest Community Services (DD)
Renee Lepper - Fulton State Hospital (DBH)
Brooke Linsenbardt - Northwest Community Services (DD)
Angela Logan - St. Louis Developmental Disabilities Treatment Center (DD)
Syn McDonald - Central Missouri Regional Office (DD)
Cory McMahon - Central Office (DD)
Jack Montano - Higginsville Habilitation Center (DD)
Brent Murphy - Central Office (DBH)
Heather Osborne - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Rachael Osterling - Rolla Regional Office (DD)
Alicia Pardee - Fulton State Hospital (DBH)
Scott Patterson - Central Office (DBH)
Jazmine Pegues - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Johanna Pike - Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital (DBH)
Christopher Roberts - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Megan Roedel - Center for Behavioral Medicine (DBH)
Carmel Seal - Southeast Missouri Residential Services (DD)
Melissa Sowers - Central Office (DD)
Amber Stockreef - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Kerri Tesreau - Central Office (DO-DOP)
Elizabeth Turner - Joplin Regional Office (DD)
Erin Twenter - Central Office (Admin)
Wendy Witcig - Central Office (DD)
Tara Yates - St. Louis Forensic Treatment Center (DBH)

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For more information on the statewide Better Government practices visit bettergovernment.mo.gov.

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