Appointed by MICH Board of Directors
CHAIR - Donna Mannello, DC. is a professor at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs where she teaches Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Reasoning and Case Management courses. She received her B.S. in Health and Physical Science from Westfield State College and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in April 1987. She has served as co-director of the Research and Ergonomic Center at Logan, which focused on the prevention and treatment of cumulative trauma disorders, and has published numerous articles. She has been in practice in Webster Groves, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, for more than 22 years. Dr. Mannello was a recipient of the Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001. Since 1991, she has been a consultant for the Chiropractic Licensing body, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In November 2002 Dr. Mannello was appointed to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Board and served through August 2009. She has been a member of the Missouri Institute for Community Health Advisory Council (MICH), including the MICH Accreditation Council; the Council for Adolescent School Health (CASH) and the Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Council.
Steve Fine has had over 25 years of experience in the field
of public health. He has held positions of leadership
as a Division Director of Public Health and Ancillary
Services, Assistant Director, Division of Personal Health
Care, Director, St. Louis County Emergency Medical Services,
Director, St. Charles County Ambulance District, and has
been very involved in directing the development of a disaster
plan for a large local public health agency. Steve’s many
community activities include the St. Louis Child Immunization
Coalition, St. Charles County Healthy Communities 2000,
Muri Department of Health Council for Adolescent Health,
Missouri Patient Care Review Foundation, Christian Hospital
Northeast/Northwest EMS Advisory Council Committee, St.
Louis Medical Society Bi-Ste EMS Operations Plan Committee,
YWCA Health Start Health Advisory Committee, East Central
Missouri Area Health Education Center Board Member. Steve’s
professional associations include being a member of the
Missouri Public Health Association, the Missouri Institute
for Community Health, and the St. Louis Refugee and Immigrant
Community Coalition for Health.
Steve has a Master of Science in Public Health and Hospital
Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
Mahree has worked in public health for 27 years. She started
as an immunization field representative with the agency
now called the Department of Health and Senior Services.
She went on to serve as the Bureau Chief for Communicable
Disease Control, Deputy Director of the Division of Environmental
Health and Epidemiology, and Director of the Center for
Local Public Health Services. She has coordinated training
for the state and local public health workforce in epidemiology
and other subjects, and developed two computer-based epidemiology
courses. Serving as an adjunct faculty member, she has taught
graduate courses at St. Louis University, the University
of Missouri-Columbia and A.T. Still University.
In 2004, Mahree retired from state government and became
the Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Local
Public Health Agencies. She also continues to teach and
serves as a consultant for various state, local and community
agencies. She is a member of the Missouri Public Health
Association, Missouri Institute of Community Health Accreditation
Council, Tobacco Free Missouri, and the Missouri Cancer
Mahree has a B.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology and an
M.A. in Psychology, both from the University of Missouri
Jim Berry serves as Director of the Taney County Health
Department. Prior to a career in public heath, Jim devoted
30 years, working in several states, to a career in hospital
management. He has been involved in many professional organizations
throughout his career including, a member of the Director’s
Advisory Council/Department of Health and Senior Services,
a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Hospital
Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the
Missouri Hospital Association. Along with his role as director
of the Taney County Health Department, Jim is also serving
his fifth term as Mayor of the City of Forsyth, Missouri.
Marty has had over 20 years experience working in public health at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department. She has worked in a variety of functions for the Department as a health educator, Administrative Officer and now as an Assistant to the Director. In her various roles she has had an opportunity to work on department wide initiatives dealing with contracts, policies and procedures, strategic planning, score cared development and on a variety of quality improvement projects. She initiated and organized the accreditation process for the department. Most recently, Marty has been serving as the Grantee for the City’s HIV Services Program and has been the Program Manager for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program. Marty has been actively involved with the Missouri Institute for Community Health, serving on the Board and Accreditation Council for the past 5 years. Currently, Marty overseas all the quality improvement efforts for MICH and has developed an active social marketing program for the Accreditation Program.
Marty is a member of the American Society for Quality and has been involved with the Missouri Quality Award Program as a MQA Examiner. Marty has a Master of Science in Quality Sciences, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology and has completed the Missouri Public Health Leadership Program.