Governor Parson Makes Five Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills One County Office Vacancy

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced five appointments to various boards and commissions and filled one county office vacancy.  

The Reverend Dr. Clifford Chalmers Cain, of Fulton, was appointed to the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission

Dr. Cain is the Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies at Westminster College in Fulton. During five of the past eight years, he has spent summers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., participating in its annual summer faculty seminars. Dr. Cain has visited several of the European concentration camps to gather research and conduct interviews as part of his academic research. He previously served as a keynote speaker for the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission’s Annual Summer Conference, focusing on preparing high school teachers in Missouri to better teach their students about the Holocaust. Dr. Cain also taught a course on the Holocaust for the Learning in Retirement program sponsored by Lincoln University and staffed by volunteer teachers, traveling to St. Louis to visit the Holocaust Museum and several synagogues. He holds a Doctorate in Theology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Doctorate in Religion and Ecology from Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan. 

Dr. Jeffrey Carter, of Des Peres, was appointed to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

Dr. Carter is a private practice anesthesiologist affiliated with Des Peres Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He also cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in the medical group Ballas Anesthesia, Inc. Dr. Carter previously served on the board and has also served as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. He has been a licensed medical physician and surgeon since 1996. Dr. Carter received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed a residency in surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a residency in anesthesiology with an emphasis on pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

Dr. Adriatik Likcani, of Warrensburg, was appointed to the State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists.

Dr. Likcani is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He has extensive experience in residential and outpatient treatment and recovery support programs for substance use disorders. Dr. Likcani also has extensive experience with nonprofit community-based programs focused on treatment, prevention, and recovery support; grant writing; program design, implementation, and evaluation; advocacy and policy; and leadership and management. Dr. Likcani is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and an alumnus of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), serving two years as a member and one year as chair of the MFP Advisory Committee. He also previously served as President of the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and co-chair of Family TEAM for Missouri organized by AAMFT. Dr. Likcani holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, a master’s degree in MFT from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

Stacey Naile, of Charleston, was appointed as the Scott County Circuit Clerk

Ms. Naile has worked for the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s Office for 14 years and currently serves as Court Program Specialist. Previously, she served in the criminal, family court, and civil divisions of the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Ms. Naile has also worked for Little, Schellhammer, & Richardson Law Offices. She received her associate’s degree from Three Rivers Community College. 

Dee Dee Simon, of Chesterfield, was appointed to the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission

Ms. Simon is the co-founder of Conversation Builds Character in St. Louis. She currently serves as co-chair of the Wings of Memory Society of the United States Holocaust Memorial Muesuem in Washington, D.C., responsible for all outreach and programming in the St. Louis community. Ms. Simon also serves on the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s Board of Directors and as a volunteer for its annual fundraiser. Previously, she served the Women’s Safe House in St. Louis as a crisis hotline volunteer and a volunteer coordinator.

Dr. David Tannehill, of Fenton, was reappointed to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

Dr. Tannehill is the Clinical Director of Critical Care Medicine for Mercy Clinic in St. Louis. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Dr. Tannehill previously served as President of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and Immediate President of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Neurocritical Care Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Tannehill is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University.