Boonville Correctional Center (BCC)

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EOM Aubrey Coday
EOM Aubrey Coday

October 2020

Employee of the Month

IAC Aubrey Coday

IAC Aubrey Coday was selected as Employee of the Month for October. With the Laundry Manager being out on extended leave, IAC Coday went above and beyond by offering to cover the Laundry and to do her own job out of the Laundry Manager’s office during the extended sick period. IAC Coday not only volunteered to cover this position, she additionally volunteers for custody officer duty while many officer are out on leave due to COVID-19. IAC Coday often volunteers on short notice to assist wherever she can with daily operations at BCC assisting in keeping the institution operating smoothly.

Awards & Recognition

COI Incentive Winners Day Off:  John Partise, Phyllis Barnes and Jeffery Hopper.

COI Parking Spot Winners: Anthony Ruselowski, James Williams, Joseph Ouellet, Jeffrey Chatman, Chris Bozwell, Mark Slate, Naw Ing and Lori Sims.

New Team Members

Marcus Hinkle - CKII

Skyler Svoboda, COI

James Smith, CSI

Promotions

Todd Bell was promoted to position of Maintenance Supervisor I at Boonville Correctional Center. Mr. Bell began his career as a COI at Tipton Correctional Center December 2016. Mr. Bell transferred to Boonville Correctional center July 2017. In addition to having his own self contracting business where he gained knowledge of all aspects of general maintenance, he also has experience with Mid-State Builders and Fuqua Homes where he advanced to a Crew Leader and Assistant Foreman. Mr. Bell begins his new duties on October 13, 2020.

 


EOM James Williams
EOM James Williams

September 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I James Williams

CO I James Williams was selected as September Employee of the Month. Williams was nominated for being a diligent worker who strives to consistently complete his job in a timely manner while assisting with all unexpected occurrences that happen in Segregation. CO I Williams is a viable asset to both the institution and his shift.

CO I Robert Patterson

CO I Robert Patterson was selected as the Missouri Department of Corrections Employee of the Month for September 2020. During vehicle patrol on March 24, 2020 keen observation and tactical use of his patrol car helped in preventing an offender from escape.

EOM Robert Patterson
CO I Robert Patterson and DWO Justin Page

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners Day Off:  Robert Kennedy, Willa Gerlt, Travis Brennan.

CO I Parking Spot Winners: Diane Evans, Tim Hendren, Greg Snell, April Fountain, Travis McKee, Kenneth Kempf, Tim Rugen, Sarah Gipson.

New Team Members

Michael McNelly, CO I

Phillip Goldsmith, CO I

Marcus Hinkle, Cook II

Promotions

Nathan Connor was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor I.  Mr. Connor began his career as a COI at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center in 2013 and promoted to Corrections Officer II at Boonville Correctional Center September, 2017. Mr. Connor attended State Fair Community College and has related experience with Advanced Fence and Rail in addition to carpentry, welding/soldering, plumbing and electrical.

Corrections Employee appreciation week
CO I Tim Hendren and OSA Stacey Moore-Hendren

Maria Gose was promoted to the position of AOSA in the Warden’s office at Boonville Correctional Center. Ms. Gose began her career as OSA for Unit II at Boonville Correctional Center April 2004 and has worked many different units during her career at BCC. In July 2015 she transferred to the Administration offices as OSA for the Deputy Wardens and Assistant Warden and July 2020 was promoted to Administrative Support Clerk.

Important Dates

Corrections Employee Week Celebration September 21st thru 25th. Staff were served Donuts, Tacos, Spaghetti Dinner and Candy Treat!

Success Story

Four BCC students were recently named to the Dean’s List at Ashland University for the spring 2020 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must carry a minimum of 12 semester hour and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Named to the Dean’s List were: Jeremy Arata, Avery McRoy, Daniel Pettis and William Yung.  The faculty and administration are committed to providing a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive. We are proud of these students and their academic accomplishments.

 


EOM Luke Haller
EOM Luke Haller

August 2020

Employee of the Month

 

CCM Luke Haller

CCM Luke Haller was nominated and select for August 2020 Employee of the Month for BCC. CCM Haller oversees the Veteran’s Unit, and recently took over the Restorative Justice Craft room. CCM Haller taught 12 offenders how to utilize a sewing machine. This helped the RJ program send out over 150 masks to local nursing homes during the COVID 19 crisis early on. CCM Haller always has a positive attitude and is always willing to help any staff member that needs help. Every day he comes into work with a smile. CCM Haller is a positive role model for staff and offenders.August 2020 Employee of the Month:  Luke Haller was nominated and select for August 2020 Employee of the Month for BCC. CCM Haller oversees the Veteran’s Unit, and recently took over the Restorative Justice Craft room. CCM Haller taught 12 offenders how to utilize a sewing machine. This helped the RJ program send out over 150 masks to local nursing homes during the COVID 19 crisis early on. CCM Haller always has a positive attitude and is always willing to help any staff member that needs help. Every day he comes into work with a smile. CCM Haller is a positive role model for staff and offenders.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners July 2020: CO I receive one day off of their choice in July utilizing their own time. Selected from the list of staff who did not call in during the month of July:  COI Edward Innes, COI Shirey Samuels, COI Naw Ing.

CO I Incentive Parking Sport Winners for July: CO I’s and/or Cook I/II’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the Month of July 2020 and receive front row: COI Kevin Wilson, COI Barry Homan, COI Phyllis Barnes, COI John Partise.

New Team Members

John Oxford – FUM

Cory Collins – COI

Ray Snyder – COI

Devon Lanz – COI

Victor Clevenger – Major

Retirements

Early Richards – Major 8-1-20

David Meyer – District Administrator P&P 8-1-20

Mary Belstle - AOSA 9-1-20

Chuck Morris – CCM 9-1-20

 


EOM Travis Friedrich
EOM Travis Friedrich

July 2020

Employee of the Month

CCA Travis Fredrich

CCA Travis Fredrich was selected as the BCC July 2020 Employee of the Month. Travis was recently tasked with an unprecedented amount of bed moves which resulted in a large amount of data entry to ensure the offender’s work assignments were accurate. He had little to no notice that the moves were going to take place.  He maintained a professional attitude and ensured the moves were accurately completed while maintaining the rest of his duties. Travis is a great asset to BCC and to the State of Missouri.

Awards & Recognition

RO III Nelda Gerding
RO III Nelda Gerding

COI Incentive Winners for June 2020: Mikayla Diggle, Anthony Ruselowski, Robert Kennedy     COI receive one day off of their choice in June utilizing their own time.  Selected from the list of staff who did not call in during the month of June.    

COI Incentive Parking Spot Winners for June:  COI’s and or Cook I/II’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of June 2020 and receive front row parking :   Kenneth Kemp, Marcella Perry, Janet Milne, John Partise, Frank Leslie, Shelbie Stover, Christopher Bozwell, Everett Neal.

Nelda Gerding, Corrections Records Officer III was presented with a medal and certificate from FRDC on Thursday, July 30, 2020 for her assistance when all their records office staff had been placed on quarantine and unable to perform the duties necessary for that Department.  Thank you Nelda!

New Team Members

COI Nicholas Baker 7/21/20

COI Timothy Jackson 7/06/20

Retirements

Fear Factor Winners
Fear Factor Winners

Barbara Winfield, CCM 7-01-20 

Early Richards, CSII 8-01-20

Steve McCabe, COI 8-01-20

Mary Belstle, AOSA 9-01-20

Tim Murdock, COI 9-01-20

Training

 Blended learning starts effective July 1, 2020

Important Dates

7/01-02/20 Critical Incident HU#1

Fear Factor Bulen & Long
Fear Factor Bulen & Long

7/01 Critical Incident Serious Staff Assault

7/10 7/11 Positive COVID Staff and Offender

7/10 HU#2 Under Quarantine

7/10 HU#28 Under Quarantine Removed 7/24/20

7/13 HU#15 Isolation Wing Opens

7/16 Hiring Event - Personnel

7/20 HU#5 Opens Quarantine Unit – Closes 7/22/20

7/20/20 through 7/23/20 Sentinel Testing

7/30/20 Personnel Club Fear Factor Challenge

 


EOM April Fountain
EOM April Fountain

June 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I April Fountain

CO I April Fountain was selected as BCC June 2020 Employee of the Month. Fountain was nominated for displaying a great amount of professionalism while at work. She consistently volunteers for overtime as well as being proactive in helping cover shifts when they are understaffed. New staff often mention how positive she is when assisting them.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for May 2020: CO I’s receive one day off of their choice in June utilizing their own time. Selected from the list of staff who did not call in during the month of May. Justin Seifert, Gary Najera, and James Dority

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for May: CO I’s and or Cook I/II’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of May 2020 and receive front row : Andrew Walcup, Benjamin Wiemholt, Gregory Snell, Travis Brennan, Chadwick Hawthorne, Dwight Friedrich, Janet Milne, Travis McKee

New Team Members

Mark Slate, CO I

Jennifer Long promotion
Jennifer Long promotion

Promotions

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Long to the position of SOSA in the Personnel Office effective June 5, 2020.  Ms. Long began her employment with BCC in December 2019 as the Switchboard Operator.  Along with her duties as Switchboard Operator, she has assisted the mailroom and the personnel office during this period.  Ms. Long has related job experience with Berlin-Wheeler from December 2009 through August 2012.  Please congratulate Jennifer Long and assist her as needed as she begins her new duties as Timekeeper for BCC.

Staff Moves

Closed HU#10 June 16, 2020– Doug Gramlich, CCM to HU#9, Luke Haller, CCM to RJ Craft Room & Veteran’s Unit

Success Story

Photo of restorative justice produce

June 3, 2020 the walking track in the recreation area was completed and is now in use.   It could not have been done without great team work.  Brett Fike, Mike Jewell, and their crew really did a great job in getting this task done for us.  The Maintenance Department worked around their other scheduled tasks and have been short-handed with their staffing but kept us a priority item.  Brett and Mike mobilized their crew and equipment quickly, and efficiently, to meet our needs. The offender population is appreciative that they have a walking/jogging surface.  Without the Maintenance Department, the BCC Recreation Department would be financially over budget on projects like this due to having to hire an outside company to do what we were wanting. We are grateful to them for assisting us. Dan Grover, Recreation Officer III

RJ Garden 6-01-20 distributed 211.2 pounds of strawberries, turnips, radishes, and turnip greens to Boonville Harvest House.

RJ Garden 6-08-20 distributed 123.5 pounds of strawberries to the Boonville Senior Center.

RJ Garden 6-10-20 distributed 475.2 pounds of turnip (339.6 Lbs.) and strawberries (135.6lbs) to the Fayette Food Pantry.

RJ Garden 6-16-20 distributed 466.8 pounds of beets, turnips, strawberries to River of Life Food Pantry.

RJ Garden 6-17-20 distributed 130.2 pounds of radishes and beets to Prairie Home Food Pantry.

RJ Garden 6-19-20 distributed 108.5 pounds of carrots to the Harvest House.

RJ Garden 6-23-20 distributed 137.2 pounds of potatoes, zucchini, radishes, and turnips to River of Life Food Pantry.

RJ Garden 6-24-20 distributed 232.7 pounds of potatoes, zucchini, and radishes to Fayette Food Pantry.

BCC Probation & Parole

Recently, an offender’s girlfriend arrived to the institution to give him a ride home; however, he had not been scheduled for release.  A check into his situation revealed his home plan had been investigated and approved, but never final formed.  The positive on this is that all involved entities: Business Office, Records Office, Correctional Staff and Corizon, came together to positively resolve the situation.  In three hours the offender was on his way home.  It would have been very easy to tell the girlfriend she wasted a trip up from St. Louis but everyone here jumped in the ensure a positive outcome.   It is really great to be working with so many dedicated professionals that care.   - David Meyer, District Administrator

 

 


EOM Tim Murdock
EOM Tim Murdock

May 2020

Employee of the Month

CO I Tim Murdock

CO I Tim Murdock was nominated and selected for the May 2020 Employee of the Month for BCC.  Murdock has been assigned to the visiting room for several years and has worked hard to teach other staff how to use MOCIS. He helps with transportation runs, control center gates, and is always willing to help out when needed.

Awards & Recognition

COI Incentive Winners for April 2020: COI receive one day off of their choice in May utilizing their own time.  Selected from the list of staff who did not call in during the month of April.  Chelsey Hall, Diane Evans, and Phyllis Barnes

COI Incentive Parking Spot Winners for April: COI’s and or Cook I/II’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of April 2020 and receive front row :  James Williams Amber Smith, Janet Milne, Larry Hinman, joseph Ouellet, Chris Bozwell, John Partise, and Lori Sims.

New Team Members

Barbara Chambers, CO I

Tyler Robbins, CO I

Retirements

David Howard, FUM 6-01-20

Bruce Stephens, FUM 6-01-20

Danny White, CCM 6-01-20

Barbara Winfield, CCM 7-01-20

Training

Basic Training was conducted at BCC with 10 participants. Graduation was held May 29, 2020

P4P dog Faith and Senator Riddle
P4P dog Faith and Senator Riddle

Important Dates

Texas Roadhouse Peanuts for Everyone Day – May 1st.  The BCC Personnel Club distributed a bag of peanuts purchased through Texas Roadhouse to every staff member.

Strategic Plan May 5, 2020 2 Attendees

Success Story

The RJ craft room sent out eight (8) bird houses and 8 tic tac toe board sets to the local nursing homes in the Boonville area.

RJ produce May
RJ produce May

On May 19, 2020 Senator Jeanie Riddle came to BCC to look at one of BCC’s Puppies for Parole dogs, Faith.  The handler introduced the dog and showed Senator Riddle the dog’s current capabilities.  Faith is being trained to alert on doorbells and has been fitted with a harness to assist with walking.

BCC’s Restorative Justice Garden donated

their first produce for the 2020 season to Prairie Home Methodist Church: Radishes

Memorial Day flag decorating
Memorial Day flag decorating

174.7 lbs.

On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, during the morning flag detail. The BCC Veterans Program held a ceremony at the upper hill flag pole. All offenders in the program reported to the flag pole to participate in the normal raising of the colors as well as posting additional flags around the pole in memory of brave men and women that lost their lives while serving. Offenders had the option of adding their friends, family and brothers in arms to the list that you can see in the photos. Each person listed was honored with their own flag and their name was read during the ceremony as well as the countless unnamed and unknown soldiers. Offenders chose the poem Freedom Isn't Free by Kelly Strong to be read as well. The ceremony was ended with offenders saluting the flags of those that have fallen before them. 

 


April 2020

EOM Frankie Jones
EOM Frankie Jones

Employee of the Month

CO I Frankie Jones

Jones was selected as April 2020 Employee of the Month for his attention to detail and removal of dangerous contraband from the institution.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for March 2020: James Williams, Jeffrey Chatman, and Dylan Tillman

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for March:  CO I’s and or Cook I/II’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of March 2020:  William Sims, Willa Gerlt, John Bronakowski, Sasha Conaway, Roy Chenault, Mikayla Diggle, Timothy Parsons, Lori Sims.

New Team Members

Jeffrey Hopper, CO I

Benjamin Wiemholt, CO I

Debra Nation, OSA

Promotions

Melissa Draffen promotion
Melissa Draffen, Personnel Clerk

Melissa Draffen, Personnel Clerk. Melissa Draffen, SOSA was promoted to the position of Personnel Clerk effective May 1, 2020. Melissa Draffen is currently employed as the SOSA and timekeeper in the BCC Personnel Office and has held that position since April 2016.  Prior to this position Ms. Draffen served as the SOSA for the BCC Business Office from October 2014 through April 2016, and as a SOSA at Probation and Parole from July 2012 through October 2014. Ms. Draffen began her employment with the DOC as an OSA at TCC in 2007 and worked there through August 2010. She returned to the DOC as an OSA in October 2011 with Probation and Parole at Central Office giving her approximately 13 years of experience in corrections. Melissa Draffen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resource Management.     

Retirements

Betty Hundley retirement
Betty Hundley retirement

CO I George Nkwocha 04-01-20

Sondra Gray 4-01-20

Personnel Clerk Betty Hundley retired after 33 years of service effective May 1, 2020.  Her last day involved balloons and a difficult time reaching her desk.  Social distancing prevented the normal farewell to our retirees but Warden Ehlers presented her with her plaque and read the proclamation to her in the personnel office.

Jeff Grimsley, MSI 05-01-20

OSA Mary Brownsberger 5-01-20

CCM Danny White 6-01-20

Staff Moves

HU#2 Opened on 4/17/20 for 102 offenders received from FRDC.

Training

Core Training is on hold.  BCC hosted basic training for three MCC staff and one BCC staff beginning March 23, 2020 and graduation 4-17-20.

BCC staff completing basic training at BCC were Sondra Beaman and Luke Prather.

Town Hall Report

[Attendance numbers, topics]

Important Dates

4-01-20 Personnel Club served staff hot dogs & chips.

Strategic Plan 4-21-20 2 members present.

Making face coverings
Making face coverings

Success Story

Personnel Club Bid Wars

The Spring Bid Wars were a huge success and raised $753.00

4/16/20 RJ donated 275 face coverings to Riverdale Nursing Home, Ashley Manor, Hartmann Village, and Lakeview Health Care & Rehab

4/24/20 RJ donated 36 face coverings to Unlimited Opportunity and 50 to Katy Manor

 


March 2020

Employee of the Month

EOM Kelly Norris
EOM Laundry Manager Kelly Norris

Laundry Manager Kelly Norris

Laundry Manager Kelly Norris was selected as the BCC March Employee of the Month.  Kelly Norris established a new mop storage/issue process which greatly benefited our institution.  By keeping track of mop heads and only issuing new mop heads when worn out, he was able to reduce the amount of mop heads from 149 to 40 in one year.  This saved the institution $1,411.55.    During a recent closing of a housing unit, several offenders were moved to other units prior to getting their laundry completed.  During a short week, Kelly was still able to get the laundry sent up and cleaned for the offenders. His willingness and imitative makes him an asset to the facility. Kelly Norris was employed at BCC 22 years this February 17th.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for February 2020:    Loraine Rhorer, Lauren Burnett, Naw Ing

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for February:  COI’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of February 2020: James Williams, Diane Evans, Shirey Samuels, James Dority, Tim Hendren, Alex Cable, Phyllis Barnes, Chris Bozwell.

New Team Members

Marcella Perry, CO I

Luke Prather, CO I

Tim Parsons, Cook II

Gary Najera, CO I

Promotions

Justin Boggs: CO I Justin Boggs was promoted to the position of Corrections Officer II effective Sunday, March 8, 2020. CO I Boggs began his employment at BCC in July 2019 and worked previously for the MODOC in 2013. CO I Boggs has related experience in corrections with the State of Oklahoma and served as a Senior Correctional Officer there for several years during his employment at Core Civic Davis Correctional Facility from March 2014 through July 2019. CO I Boggs begins his new duties on 1st Shift in Segregation.

Retirements

CO I George Nkwocha 04-01-20

Personnel Clerk Betty Hundley 05-01-20

Jeff Grimsley, MSI 05-01-20

Training

Core Training on hold.  BCC hosted basic training for three MCC staff and one BCC staff beginning March 23, 2020.

Important Dates

Restorative Justice donations
Restorative Justice donations

Strategic Plan Meeting March 9, 2020 3 Attendees

Focus Group Meeting March 12, 2020 9 Attendees

Focus Group Meeting March 10, 2020 22 Attendees

Section Head Meeting held with Administration only on 3/18/20

Strategic Plan Meeting March 23, 2020 3 Attendees

Offender resource fair
Offender resource fair

COVID-19 Operation Plan Meeting March 23, 2020

Success Story

Restorative Justice donations were made to the Lions Club in March 2020.

The BCC Resource Fair was held March 11, 2020 with 25 vendors and 420 offenders attending.  Two colleges attended, as well as several new contacts including transitional housing, and a fathers program.     

 


EOM Matthew Wood
EOM Matthew Wood

February 2020

Employee of the Month

Cook III  Matthew Wood

Cook III  Matthew Wood was selected as BCC’s February 2020 Employee of the Month. Wood was nominated and selected for his positive and professional attitude and going beyond his regular job duties.  He volunteers and regularly works his days off to cover for staff shortages. He goes out of his way to check every detail so that meals run on time and with the right items.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for January 2020:    William Sims, Roy Chenault, Timothy Hendren

SOSA Janis Brown
SOSA Janis Brown

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for January  2020: CO I’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of January 2020: Daniel Brady, Anthony Ruselowski, April Fountain, Shelbie Stover, Janet Milne, Naw Ing, Phyllis Barnes, Travis McKee. 

New Team Members

Neal Everett – COI

Emmanuel Luma – COI

David Bendahan – COI

Rhonda Jackson – COI

Jonathan Seifert – COI

William (Bill) Lautenschlager - AT

Promotions

Valentine Fundraiser
Valentine Fundraiser

Janis Brown has been selected to fill the vacant SOSA position in the Business Office effective Monday, February 10, 2020.  Janis Brown began her employment with BCC as an Office Support Assistant in August 2017. In related employment, Ms. Brown was employed by the City of Columbia as the Financial Management Specialist/Records Supervisor from November 1990 until June 2011.  She also worked as a Pharmacy Technician at D&H Pharmacy and Medical Arts for over four (4) years.   Ms. Brown has a high school diploma and has 360 hours of vocational education with a Certificate for Secretarial Science/Business and a Vo-Tech Pharmacy Technician License.  Please congratulate Janis as she begins her new position in the Business Office.

Retirements

John Weber 2-29-20

Betty Hundley 4-01-20

Training

Core February 24-28, 2020

Important Dates

Strategic Plan Meeting February 10, 2020 - 4 Attendees

February 10, 2020 Segregation Unit Internal Audit -54 Files Completed

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting February 19, 2020

February 14, 2020 Fundraiser Winner B.J. Fisher, LPN

Success Story

Empowering Dads Visit February 17, 2020 was covered by KRCG TV crew.

 

BCC- Positive Behavior Unit

We are excited to introduce a pilot program underway here at Boonville Correctional Center. The Positive Behavior Unit is a program plan based unit that will allow us to reduce our reoccurring segregation population by improving offenders social skills, problem solving, critical and moral reasoning, self-control and impulse management. When offenders break the rules the appropriate consequences for their behavior should be applied but punishment alone does very little to ensure that the misbehavior with not reoccur. Studies have shown over and over again positive behavior management is effective in offenders of all ages and backgrounds, including offenders with substance abuse and violent tendencies. With intensive and individualized case management we can positively impact our offender’s behavior inside the institution and hopefully encourage these positive changes to continue on as they are released back into our communities.

 


EOM Sheila Campbell-Malone
Sheila Campbell-Malone EOM January 2020

January 2020

Big News

[Any major happening or accomplishment.]

Employee of the Month

Storekeeper I Sheila Campbell-Malone

Sheila Campbell-Malone, was selected as BCC’s January 2020 Employee of the Month. Ms. Campbell-Malone’s nomination states she is diligent and precise regarding her work on keeping all maintenance parts ordered, on hand, and inventories always complete.  Ms. Campbell-Malone is dedicated and relentless when it comes to details.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for December 2019:   Mitchell Hubbard, James Dority, Roy Chenault

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for December: CO I’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of December 2019. Jeffrey Chatman, James Williams, James Weeks, Michael Sample, Daniel Brady, Anthony Ruselowski, Naw Ing, and Dylan Tillman. 

New Team Members

Dakota Morris, CO I

Anthony Jeremiah, CO I

Bill Hilden promoted to PPS I
Bill Hilden promoted to PPS I

Andrew Walkup, CO I

Gregory Snell, CO I

Justin Seaton, CO I

Ronald Ridgwell, CO I

Duane Cooper, CO I

Promotions

William (Bill) Hilden, Physical Plant Supervisor I

William (Bill) Hilden was promoted to the vacant position of Physical Plant Supervisor I effective January 28, 2020. Bill Hilden began his employment with the DOC as a Cook II in June 1996 and has held the position of Labor Supervisor, Maintenance Worker II in training for a Stationary Engineer, Fire & Safety Specialist, Cook III, and has been a Stationary Engineer since July 2019.    Please congratulate PPSI Hilden on his promotion and assist him as he takes on his new position in maintenance.

Amanda Thiara

Amanda Thiara was promoted to the vacant position of Storekeeper II effective January 5, 2020.  Ms. Thiara is currently assigned to the business office as a Senior Office Support Assistant and has held that position since February 2017.   Ms. Thiara is responsible for fiscal records, reconciling weekly and monthly purchase requests, and maintaining cost and inventory records for the institution.  She is trained in the S.M.A.R.T. system for records storage.  Ms. Thiara was assigned to the Probation and Parole office as an Office Support Assistant from September 2002 through February 2017.   Please congratulate Ms. Thiara and assist her as needed as she begins her assignment as SKII in the clothing commissary.

 

Frankie Jones

I am pleased to announce the selection of Frankie Jones to the position of Electronic Technician II effective January 12, 2020. Frankie Jones began his employment with the Department as a COI at BCC in June 2009. He has previously worked as a cable installer and satellite installer and has related experience. He also has been a licensed armature radio operator since 1992. Please congratulate him and assist him as needed with his new position in maintenance.

Retirements

John Weber 2-29-20

Staff Moves

Unit I – Jody Gramlich, FUM HU#6 and HU#8

Unit IV – Bruce Stephens, FUM HU7, HU#9, HU#10 and HU#11H

Unit V – Wesley Wells, HU#15

Chuck Morris, CCM to HU#5

Ronnie Bush, CCM to HU#8

Russell Houck, CCM to HU#3

Paul Watts, CCM to HU#6

Training

Core January 28-29-30-31st

Important Dates

K-9 Search BCC January 7, 2020

Annual Canteen Meeting January 8, 2020

Job Fair January 9, 2020

Strategic Plan Meeting January 13, 2020 - 2 Attendees

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting January 15, 2020

Town Hall Meeting: January 23, 2020 37 Staff Attended

Open Sick Call Begins January 27, 2020

BHS lunch check
BHS lunch check

Success Story

The donation collected in December 2019 for Boonville High School student’s outstanding debt was presented on January 8, 2020

Restorative Justice Donations for January to assist in local fundraisers in the community or to benefit the community:

Boonville High School                3 benches 01/16/20

Hannah Cole School                  2 benches 01/16/20

David Barton School                  2 benches 01/16/20

Imhoff Benefit Pilot Grove                                                        

Rocking Chairs                          2 of them 01/16/20

Barn w/ animals                        1 of them 01/16/20

Guns and Hoses Benefit                                                            

Cooler Stand with Cooler           1 of them 01/31/20

Barn w/ animals                        1 of them 01-03-2020

 


EOM Ashley Coffelt
EOM Ashley Coffelt

December 2019

Employee of the Month

IAC Ashley Coffelt

IAC Ashley Coffelt was selected as BCC’s December 2019 Employee of the Month. Ms. Coffelt’s nomination stated she oversaw the production and distribution of the Restorative Justice Garden’s produce for 2019, which served an enormous amount of agencies. Ashley volunteers countless hours to other programs inside the facility as well and also volunteers to work her RDO to fill a custody CO I position. 

Awards & Recognition

Deanna Berry – Distinguished Service Award
Deanna Berry – Distinguished Service Award

CO I Incentive Winners for November: James Williams, Joseph Ouellet, Shirey Samuels

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for November: COI’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of November 2019.

Jeffrey Chatman, Kevin Wilson, Rick Cook, Travis McKee, Lauren Burnett, Tim Hendren, Roy Chenault, Naw Ing

December 14, 2019 Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the annual Christmas Party:

Distinguished Service Award Custody – COI Lorraine Rhorer

Distinguished Service Award Non-Custody – Recreation Officer I Deanna Berry

2019 Employee of the Year – COI Cindy Borts

Shannon Twenter and David Howard 30 Year Service Awards
Shannon Twenter and David Howard 30 Year Service Awards

30-Year Service Recognition – FUM David Howard and FUM Shannon Twenter

New Team Members

CO I Shelby Ashpaugh

CO I Thomas Fenton

OSA Jennifer Long

AC Cassie Martin

CO I Brittany May

CO I Charles Orr

OSA Donna Rieves

CO I Richard Sims

Retirements

Michael Watts, December 31, 2019

Training

Core December 2-6, 2019 and December 16-20, 2019

CIT Overview December 9-10, 2019

Important Dates

Strategic Plan Meeting December 4, 2019 4 Attendees

HSE Graduation December 5, 2019

PREA Federal Audit December 9-10, 2019

RJ Offenders and Blankets & Hannah Cole Tie Blanket Give-Away
RJ Offenders and Blankets & Hannah Cole Tie Blanket Give-Away

Offender Health Fair, December 13, 2019

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting December 18, 2019

Empowering Dads Visit: December 23, 2019 10 offenders and 17 children

BCC Corrections Way Ambassador Meeting December 27, 2019 9 Attendees

Success Story

The BCC Restorative Justice and Puppies for Parole offenders prepared over 375 tie blankets and distributed them to Hannah Cole Pre-K through 2nd grade students on December 20, 2019.  The offenders worked diligently to supply all the pre-kindergarten

Tie Blanket giveaway

through 2nd grade students with a personal blanket each for Christmas.  The two organizations also donated $373.19 to Boonville High School to cover the cost of 85 students with a negative school lunch balance.

RJ and P4P paid off the negative school lunch balances for Boonville High School with monies collected through those organizations totaling $373.19 covering 85 students.

Donated 50 paper flowers to Riverdell Nursing Home residents and 40 paper flowers to Rainbow House residents in Columbia for Christmas.

 

 


EOM Cindy Borts
EOM Cindy Borts with Warden Becky Ehlers

November 2019

Employee of the Month

OSA Cindy Borts

OSA Cindy Borts was selected as BCC’s November Employee of the Month for her professional demeanor and her ability to be a team player. OSA Borts always addresses employee issues with a cheerful attitude and cheerful response. She is diligent in her duties and is an integral part of the BCC Training Department. OSA Borts is a BCC CERT member and volunteers as a CO I.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for October: Ryan Dixon, Joseph Ouellet, April Fountain

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for October: CO I’s recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of October 2019.

Susan Anderson, Laurene Atterberry, Steve McCabe, Seth Brock, William Sims, Roy Chenault, Jesse Wallace & Rick Cook

Warden Ehlers & Jason Murdock
Warden Ehlers and Jason Murdock

New Team Members

Anthony Martin, Fire & Safety

Rebecca Kraft, CO I  

Dakota West, CO I

Promotions

Jason Murdock, CO II

COI Jason Murdock was promoted to the position of Corrections Officer II effective Sunday, November 3, 2019. COI Murdock began his career at BCC as a COI in June 1998. He has served as a Firearms Instructor and is currently certified for armed transportation and MULES. COI Murdock was a member of CERT for five years.

Picture: Warden Ehlers & Jason Murdock COII Promotion

Warden Ehlers and Dani Craig
Warden Ehlers and Dani Craig

Matthew Shannon, MS I

MWII Matt Shannon was promoted to the position of Maintenance Supervisor I effective Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Matt Shannon was hired at BCC in October 2017 and has served as the Electronic Technician and Maintenance Worker II.   Mr. Shannon has a High School Diploma, and has a HVAC Universal License MIG, TIG, and Stick Welding Certificates.  

Picture: Matt Shannon, MSI

Dani Craig, Records Officer I

OSA Dani Craig was promoted to the position of Records Officer I effective November 6, 2019.  OSA Dani Craig is currently employed with BCC as an Office Support Assistant and has held that position since June 2012.  Prior to that position, she worked for Corizon Medical Services at BCC as the Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk from September 2002 through June 2012.  OSA Craig has worked as a Housing Unit OSA since her hire date of June 2012 and has been assigned part-time to the Records Office for over a year.  OSA Craig has a high school diploma and vast experience in training staff on difficult systems such as MOCIS and Securus as well as training new OSAs over the last six years.

Picture: Warden Ehlers & Dani Craig Promotion

Charles Weaver, MS I

I am pleased to announce the selection of Charles Weaver to the position of Maintenance Supervisor I effective Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Mr. Weaver has a state hire date of December 08, 2012.  He was rehired as a COI at BCC in May 2015 and promoted to Corrections Officer II on January 14, 2018.  He was promoted to the position of Electronic Technician in May 2019.  Mr. Weaver has a high school diploma and Certificate of Attainment in Computer Information Technology I & II from Tri-County Technical School.  

Retirements

Vernon Sharp, CO I November 1, 2019

Vivian Noble, Records Officer I November 1, 2019

Staff Moves

BCC made major classification moves in October and in November HU#6 Top Floor closed and bed assignments reconfigured.

Training

November 4-8, 2019 CORE

November 18-22, 2019 CORE

November 7-8, 2019 Motivational Interviewing

November 15, 2019 CIT Overview

November 21-22,2 019 Motivational Interviewing

Important Dates

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting November 20, 2019

Focus Group Meeting November 26, 2019 AM Session 10 Attendees, PM 10 Attendees   

 

 


EOM PPS II Bret Fike
EOM PPS II Bret Fike

September 2019

Employee of the Month

 

PPS II Bret Fike

Bret was named BCC’s October 2019 Employee of the Month. Bret was nominated for his never-ending service to BCC. Bret recently reported to the facility to work on the generator in horrible weather conditions to get the unit up as quickly as possible. Bret is crucial to the operations of our facility and ensures the day-to-day as well as emergent needs are met each and every day. Thank you for your service Bret.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for August: CO I Ryan Dixon, CO I Diane Evans, & CO I Jeffrey Baker

Travis Fredrich CCA promotion
Left Jody Gramlich, FUM, Right Travis Fredrich CCA

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for August: CO I   recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of August 2019.

CO I James Dority, CO I Susan Anderson, CO I Shawn Harris, CO I Brandi Simmons, CO I Joseph Ouellet, CO I Larry Chenault, CO I Kenneth Kemp, CO I John Bargfrede

New Team Members

Phyllis Barnes – CO I

Glenn Boehmer – CO I

Samuel Allen Elsey – CO I

Patrina Scott – Cook I

Mike Jewell MS II promotion
Left Mike Jewell, MSII Right Bret Fike, PPSII

Promotions

Travis Fredrich, CCA

Travis Fredrich was promoted to fill the vacant position of Corrections Classification Assistant at BCC effective September 29, 2019.  COI Fredrich began his career with the DOC at BCC in December 2012 as a COI and continues to hold this position.  COI Fredrich has served as a Field Training Officer since 2014 and held various posts throughout his career.  COI Fredrich has a high school diploma and additional college credit hours. 

Mike Jewell, MS II

Mike Jewell was selected to fill the vacant position of Maintenance Supervisor II at BCC effective September 30, 2019.  Mike Jewell began his career with the Department of Corrections in January 2014 and served as an assistant to the locksmith, Maintenance Worker II.  He was promoted to Electronics Technician in

Eric Bench MS I promotion
Eric Bench MS I promotion

April 1017 and Maintenance Supervisor I in August 2017.  In August 2018 he was promoted to the position of Probation and Parole Officer at District 32.   Mr. Jewell has served on various committees to include Workplace Environment Committee and was named an Ambassador for the Corrections Way Training.  He has received an Employee of the Month Award at BCC for June 2017 and Employee of the Month Award for P&P District 32 for December 2018.  Mr. Jewell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Technology/Animal Science.     

Eric Bench, MW II

Eric Bench, MW II was selected to fill the position of Maintenance Supervisor I effective September 2, 2019.  Eric Bench began his career with the DOC as a COI in November 2001 and was promoted to COII in September 2005.  He served BCC in that capacity until he was selected to fill the position of Maintenance Worker II in January 2018.  Mr. Bench has related employment with experience in construction, simple wiring, plumbing, framing and roofing houses, building small electrical motors and general maintenance on machines.  Mr. Bench has almost 14 years of custody supervisory experience as a COII at BCC.  Mr. Bench has a High School Diploma and reported 21 hours of college credit.   

CO III Robert Emmerich promotion
CO III Robert Emmerich promotion

Robert Emmerich, CO III

COII Robert Emmerich has been selected to fill the vacant position of COIII effective September 8, 2019.  COI Emmerich began his employment with the DOC as a COI in August 2007 and was promoted to the position of COII In December 2012.  COII Emmerich has served on CERT, and held the position of Assistant Field Commander.  He has also aided the institution as a Field Training Officer, Offender UA/Collector, PR24 Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, 5-Man Response Team Instructor and is NOVA Stun Shield certified.   

Tanner Womack, CO III

COII Tanner Womack was selected to fill the vacant position of COIII at BCC effective September 15, 2019.  COII Womack began his career with FRDC in April 2016 as a COI and was promoted to COII in July 2018.  COII Womack is a current PACT member, Field Training Officer, UA/Collector, and has completed the 40 hour CIT certification process. 

Robert Kennedy, COII

CO III Tanner Womack promotion
Left Major Richards, Right Tanner Womack

COI Robert Kennedy has been selected to fill the vacant COII position at BCC effective September 4, 2019.  COII Kennedy was hired as a COI on February 5, 2018 at BCC and is certified as a Field Training Officer and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  He is also an active member of CERT.    

Retirements

Jerry Hall, CCM September 1, 2019

Fred Smith, Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services October 1, 2019

Training

September 9-13, 2019 CORE

September 23-27, 2019 CORE

CO II Robert Kennedy promotion
Left Major Early Richards Right COII Robert Kennedy

Important Dates

Town Hall Meetings – September 23, 2019 with 11 participants

Strategic Plan Meeting – September 12, 2019 4 attendees and September 24, 2019 2 attendees

Citizen’s Advisory Meeting – September 16, 2019

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting September 18, 2019

Staff Appreciation Activities- September 16th through September 20th    Monday- sports day/hat day-  wear your favorite sports teams colors, shirts or jerseys and hat day wear your favorite hat or ball cap, Tuesday-bcc united t-shirt or any bcc/doc shirt you have from the past, Wednesday-new staff appreciation t-shirt & staff meal, Thursday -I need a vacation day/Hawaiian shirt- wear your favorite shirt/top from your favorite vacation spot or country or Hawaiian shirts, Friday- band t-shirt/patriotic day- wear your favorite music band t-shirt (appropriate for work) or red, white & blue.

CCM Paul Watts (left) and CCM Charles Matthews (right) enjoy the balloon throw activities during staff appreciation week activities.
CCM Paul Watts (left) and CCM Charles Matthews (right) enjoy the balloon throw activities during staff appreciation week activities.

Success Story

The following Restorative Justice Garden Donations were distributed in September 2019

Bing Guan
Bing Guan

9-04-19 1,529 pounds of produce to Columbia Food Bank

9-11-19  993.1 pounds of produce to New Franklin Senior Housing and Fayette Food Bank

9-19-19 941.7 pounds of produce to Prairie Home Food Bank

9-29-19 987.2 pounds of produce to Fayette Food Bank

Bing Guan is a freelance photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY who came to Boonville during the week of September 23rd through September 27th as part of the 71st Missouri Photo Workshop, the world’s oldest and longest running photojournalism workshop. MPW takes place in a different small-town in Missouri each year and photographers come from far and wide to document small-town life in a different town.  MPW was held at Boonville in 1953 and 1998 making 2019 the 3rd time in the last 66 years. This year MPW has 40 photographers from 17 states and 6 countries and represent large publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post and National Geographic.  Each photographer is responsible for finding their own story, and Bing selected BCC months before arriving in town.  DOC’s public information officer, Karen Pojmann, put him in touch with Offender Timothy Hoosier #1050192.  Offender Hoosier has been incarcerated since June 2010 and has been at BCC since September 2015.  Offender Hossier is scheduled for release in October, has participated in the BCC IMPACT Puppies for Parole Program, and successfully completed the BCC vocational education program for heavy equipment operators.  Bing stated he was surprised how engrained the prison was in the community and has the feel of a college campus until you see the barbwire. To see his photo journey of BCC and Offender Hossier once published, you can visit mophtoworkshop.org or his website bingguan.photos or on Instagram at C bing-guan.  

 


EOM Carrie Daniels
EOM Carrie Daniels

August 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Carrie Daniels

CO I Carrie Daniels was selected as  BCC August 2019 Employee of the Month. Her nomination stated "CO I Daniels regularly performs her duties in HU#5 with the utmost professionalism. She is persistently searching offender property and areas. She is pleasant to work with and demonstrates the teamwork and motivation that makes it easy for her coworkers to also be productive."  

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for July: CO I Laurene Atterberry, CO I Daniel Brady, & CO I Jeffrey Baker

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for July: CO I recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of July 2019: CO I Travis Brennan, CO I Travis McKee, CO I Louis Gann, CO I Diane Evans, CO I Joseph Ouellet, CO I James Dority, CO I Robert Kennedy, CO I Tim Hendren

New Team Members

Institutional Chaplain, Jeffrey Stott

CO I Naw Ing

CO I Morgan Butler

CO I Dylan Tillman

CO I Weston Harvey

CS I Stanley Knipp with Major Early Richards
CS I Stanley Knipp with Major Early Richards

Promotions

CO III Stanley Knipp was promoted to the position of Corrections Supervisor I (Captain) effective Monday, August 05, 2019.  CS I Stanley Knipp began his career with the DOC as a CO I on October 13, 2009 and was promoted to the position of CO II on November 1, 2012 and to the position of CO III June 25, 2017. CS I Knipp is the current Commander for Crisis Negotiation Team #3 for the Department, CPR certified, shotgun certified, defensive tactics certified, urinalysis collector and breathalyzer certified. CS I Knipp was a former member of the CO I Pre-Employment Interview Team for the Department and currently assists with the facility CO I Interview process.

CO I Vonneva Hobbs was promoted to the position of Corrections Case Manager effective August 11, 2019.  CO I Hobbs began her career with the DOC in March 2019 at BCC. Prior to her DOC employment she held the position of Children’s Service Worker II with the Missouri Children’s Division from December 2017 through December 2018 and was a Program Care Assistant at Unlimited Opportunities from August 2016 through December 2017. She also held the position of Assistant Principal at Broward County Schools in Oakland Park, FL from 2007 through 2013. CO I Hobbs has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work Degree. 

MW II Eric Herlein has been selected to fill the vacant position of Garage Supervisor effective August 1, 2019.  Mr. Herlein began his career with the DOC in August 2011 as a Corrections Officer I and was promoted to the position of Maintenance Worker II on May 7, 2017.   MWII Herlein has related employment experience with O’Reilly Auto Parts as a retail sales specialist in 2011 and in 2017-2018, a mechanic/technician for CMMG Inc. from 2007 through 2010 and as the self-employed owner/manager of Malibu Customs completing maintenance and repair on light duty and medium duty vehicles.  

CO I Gary Winfield was promoted to the position of Maintenance Supervisor I in training for Stationary Engineer effective August 4, 2019.  COI Winfield has held the position of COI since 1998 and has related experience with Kemper School as a general laborer working on boilers and at Nordyne with HVAC.        

Retirements

Simon (Bill) Humfeld, CO III August 1, 2019

Jerry Hall, CCM September 1, 2019

Staff Moves

Vonneva Hobbs to HU#3

Barbara Winfield to Restorative Justice Room

Training

8-12 to 8-16 CORE

8-26 to 8-30 CORE

Handy on Abby
Handy on Abby

Important Dates

Town Hall Meetings – Thursday, August 15, 2019 1st Session 2 Attendees, 2nd & 3rd Session 11 Attendees

Strategic Plan Meeting – None  

Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting August 14, 2019

Personnel Club Fundraiser – BBQ August 1, 2019

Success Story

The following Restorative Justice Garden Donations were distributed in August 2019:

8/01         554.3 Pounds – Harvest House

8/15/19 RJ donation
8/15/19 RJ donation

8/06         552.8 Pounds

8/07         316.2 Pounds – Fayette Food Pantry

8/12         606.6 Pounds – Boonville Harvest House

8/15         1,029.3 Pounds - Prairie Home Methodist Food Pantry

8/19         1,051.3 Pounds –Glasgow Food Pantry & Harvest House

8/21         570.7 Pounds – Fayette Food Pantry

8/23         397.6 Pounds - Pumpkins

BCC distributed 1,035 Jack-Be-Little pumpkins from our Restorative Justice Garden to several local elementary schools to include Boonville Hannah Cole, New Franklin, Prairie Home, and Emmanuel Lutheran Pre-School on Friday, August 23, 2019.  They were also distributed at Active Learning, Head Start, Riverdale Nursing Home, and at the BCC Visiting Room.  They also took our Puppies for Parole dog, Abbey, who was also a huge hit with the kids and the nursing home residents.

Empowering Dads
Empowering Dads

Empowering Dads Embracing Fatherhood Visit: August 8, 2019.   Sitting on your dad’s shoulders would be a normal occurrence for most children but if your father is incarcerated it just doesn’t happen.  BCC’s Empowering Dads Program allows one-on-one time with their fathers during interactive play, crafts, and bonding time.  Hayley Joyce and Ashley Coffelt, with the assistance of Deana Berry began a new program pilot, Empowering Dads, at BCC on June 13, 2019.  The program allows one-on-one time with the offender’s children in the visiting room on a non-visiting day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.     Children are eligible between the ages of 4-17 and the offenders have specific criteria they must maintain to be eligible.   This program is modeled after a program at CCC.    One of the participants Offender Jacob West # 1234515 outlined the necessity of the program stating his own child had not had a single experience with him as a father outside of the confines of the visiting room table and chair since he was incarcerated right before his son’s birth.  He noted this is not just a privilege for offenders but a learning tool to make them better fathers.   The August visit was held August 8, 2019.

State Fair Representatives. Several staff represented BCC and the DOC at the Missouri State Fair in August.  BCC sent Wesley Wells, FUM, Deanna Berry, Recreation Officer I, Kelly Harms, COI, Kevin Ownby, ITO, Shannon Twenter, FUM, Russell Houk, CCM and Melody Hurlburt, CCM.

State Fair
State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EOM Kevin Wilson
EOM Kevin Wilson

July 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Kevin Wilson

CO I Kevin Wilson was nominated and selected as BCC’s July 2019 EOM for his selfless performance as the dining room officer. In addition to all his duties as the dining room officer, Kevin always makes a point to assist in the kitchen whenever he can. This has been a tremendous amount of help to kitchen staff members and allows them to perform their duties and keep schedules running. During the winter weather, it was invaluable to our kitchen operations and BCC.

Awards & Recognition

CO I Incentive Winners for June: CO I Kenneth Kemp, CO I Janet Milne, and CO I Larry Chenault recognized and randomly selected from the list of no call-ins during the month of June and selected to receive one day off of their own choice guaranteed for the month of July.

CO I Incentive Parking Spot Winners for June: CO I Laurene Atterberry, CO I Ryan Dixon, and CO I Rick Harvey recognized and randomly selected from the list of staff with no call-ins for the month of June 2019.

New Team Members

Tucker Parrish, CO I

Kim Lopez, CO I

Seth Brock, CO I

William Summers, CO I

Warden Rebecca Ehlers and CCM Louann Strickland
Warden Rebecca Ehlers and CCM Louann Strickland

Justin Boggs, CO I

Alex Cable, CO I

Timi Wright, Cook I

Promotions

CCM Louann Strickland

COII Louann Strickland was selected to fill the vacant position of Corrections Case Manager effective July 7, 2019. Louann currently holds the position of CO II and began her career with the DOC at BCC as a CO I in September 2015 and was promoted to the position of Corrections Officer II on September 24, 2017.She has a High School Diploma, 96 college credit hours, and an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree. She is a former member of CERT and is certified through the DOC in Crisis Intervention having completed the 40-hour training curriculum.  

CO III Joanna Hinnard

CO III Larry Dravenstott,  CO III Joanna Hinnard, Major Early Richards
CO III's Dravenstott, Hinnard, and Major Early Richards

CO II Joanna Hinnard has been to fill the vacant position of Corrections Officer III effective July 25, 2019. Joanna began her employment with the DOC May 2015 as a Corrections Officer I and was promoted to the position of CO II in April 2017. She has her General Education Certificate and has attended Missouri Valley College. She is a current Field Training Officer (FTO) and is a current shift representative for the Personnel Club. 

CCM Megan Willette

Megan Willette has been selected to fill the CCM position at BTC effective June 2, 2019.  Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and has been employed with DOC since 2014 all within DORS at BTC. She has served as a PACT member and a FTO for four years. She has received three (3) Employee of the Month recognitions at BTC and one Employee of the Quarter at the Division level with DORS.

COII Sarah Morrow

CO I Sarah Morrow was promoted to the position of CO II effective July 2, 2019 to the vacant position of Corrections Officer II. CO I Morrow began her employment with the DOC as a CO I in May 2016 and has 32 months of custody experience.   CO I Morrow has a High School Diploma and is a level one medical aide certified with the State of Missouri. CO I Morrow has completed FTO training in 2018 with the DOC

Retirements

John Swisher, Institutional Chaplain July 1, 2019

Charles Larm, CO I July 1, 2019

John Schmitt, Maintenance Supervisor I July 1, 2019

Simon (Bill) Humfeld, CO III August 1, 2019

Staff Moves

CCM Charles (Chuck) Morris from HU#15 to HU#6

CCM Barbara Winfield from RJ CCM to HU#3

CCM Louann Strickland to HU#15

CCM Ronnie Bush from HU#2 to HU#6

CCM Oluwaseyi Bodunde HU#3 to HU#2

CCM Jerry Hall to RJ CCM

Training

7-03 CERT Training

7-09, 7-10, 7-11 DHRUC

7-15, 7-16, 7-17 CORE

7-18, 7-19 Motivational Interviewing

7-29, 7-30, 7-31 CORE

RJ donations 7-24-2019
RJ donations 7-24-2019

Important Dates

Town Hall Meetings – July 30 

Strategic Plan Meeting – July 18 

July 24, 2019 Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting

Success Story

The following Restorative Justice Donations were distributed in July 2019:

RJ donations 7-30-19
RJ donations 7-30-19

7/03/19   469.5 Pounds Harvest House

7/10/19   170.9 Pounds Fayette Food Pantry

7/17/19   530.5 Pounds New Franklin Senior Center & Prairie Home Methodist Church

7/23/19   507.8 Pounds Harvest House

7/25/19   340 Pounds – Harvest House

7/26/19   304.9 Pounds Glasgow Food Pantry and Fayette Food Pantry

7/30/19    730.1 Pounds Harvest House, Village Meadows Apartments, New Franklin Senior Center

Empowering Dads Embracing Fatherhood Visits: On July 11, 12 offenders and 14 children participated in the event, which includes one-on-one time with their fathers during interactive play, crafts, and bonding time.

 

 

 


Lauren Burnett JUNE EOM
Lauren Burnett JUNE EOM

June 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Lauren Burnett

CO I Lauren Burnett was selected as BCC June Employee of the Month following an incident where another staff member was experiencing an unknown health emergency. Lauren displayed great compassion, professionalism and selflessness.  Quickly establishing a rapport with the individual, she was able to provide assistance until professional medical care arrived.

New Team Members

Ronnie Bush, CCM

Clinton Campbell, CO I

Kevin Chavez, CO I

Tina Gentry, CO I

Chadwick Hawthorne, CO I

Robert Howell, CO I

Caleb Martin

Sarah Morrow CO I

COI William Sims, CO I

Lori Sims, CO I

Rusty Smith, Librarian

Crystal Vahldick, Cook II

Jesse Wallace, CO I           

Timi Wright, Cook I

Promotions

CCM Megan Willette

Megan Willette has been selected to fill the CCM position at BTC effective June 2, 2019. Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and has been employed with DOC since 2014 all within DORS at BTC. She has served as a PACT member and a FTO for four years. CCM Willette has been recognized as the Employee of the Month at BTC three times and Employee of the Quarter at the Division level with DORS.  

Retirements

Kenneth Hunnell, CCM II June 1, 2019

John Swisher, Institutional Chaplain July 1, 2019

Charles Larm, CO I July 1, 2019

John Schmitt, Maintenance Supervisor I July 1, 2019

Staff Moves

CCM Charles (Chuck) Morris from HU#15 to HU#6

CCM Barbara Winfield from RJ CCM to HU#3

CCM Louann Strickland to HU#15

CCM Ronnie Bush from HU#2 to HU#3

CCM Oluwaseyi Bodunde HU#3 to HU#2

Training

Frontline DHRUC Training June 3-4

Tenured Supervisor DHRUC June 5

Core Week June 10 - 14 and June 24 – 28

CIT Overview Makeup June 17, 18, and 20

Staff Suicide Prevention June 20-21

Work Release Training – Boonville School June 19

Important Dates

June 17, 2019 Heartland Health Staff Fair Event

June 19, 2019 Emergency Scenario Drill

Site Visit – Ryan Crews, Deputy Division Director June 20

Town Hall Meetings – June 20

Strategic Plan Meeting – June 17

June 27 Retirement Party sponsored by the BCC Personnel Department

June 26, 2019 Section Head Meeting/MAC Meeting/Fire & Safety Meeting

RJ Garden donation

Success Story

On June 18, 2019 the BCC Restorative Justice Garden donated 39.2 pounds of produce to the Prairie Home Methodist Church.  Prairie Home Methodist Church.

The following offenders received a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the United States Department of Labor as an Animal Trainer dated June 7, 2019.

Shawn Pierce #1029799 (Released District #36 5-14-19)

Dylan Taylor # 1307829 PPICU 6-07-19

Rickey Strain # 1011732 District 11 12-21-18

Ramon Hernandez # 1288521 BCC

Douglas Atkins # 528620 BCC

Jacob West # 1234515 BCC

 

 


 

EOM CO I Roger Fangman
EOM CO I Roger Fangman

 

May 2019

Employee of the Month

CO I Roger Fangman

CO I Roger Fangman was nominated and selected for his professional and courteous assistance as sally port officer for more than four years. Roger assists outside vendors and repairmen and communicates well with these outside providers and the deputy warden’s office to ensure all deliveries, drivers, etc. are approved and expected. Roger has also volunteered to be the BCC Special Olympics Coordinator.

New Team Members

Caleb Martin. CO I

Robert Howell, CO I

Chadwick Hawthorne. CO I

Crystal Vahldick, Cook II

Timi Wright, Cook I

Donna Bastian, Cook II

David Farnsworth, CO I

Oluwaseyi Bodunde, CCM

Larry Nease, CO I

Kevin Chastain, CO I Transfer from TCC

Donna Garber, Academic Teacher I Transfer from TCC

DW Rick Skaggs promotion
DW Rick Skaggs promotion

Sarah Roland, Addiction Counselor BTC

Felicia Murphy, OSA

Promotions

Rick Skaggs, Deputy Warden/Offender Management

Rick Skaggs has been selected to fill the position of Deputy Warden of Offender Management at BCC. Rick began his career with the department at FRDC as a CO I in 1997 and was promoted to Recreation Officer I in 1997 and RO II in 1997. He transferred to FTC in 2001 and promoted to IAC at FRDC in 2008. He returned to FRDC as Recreation Officer II in 2011 and promoted to RO III at BCC in 2012. Rick Skaggs has more than 21 years of experience

with the department.

Rick  has a high school diploma and college credit in business administration. He was recognized by his BCC peers in 2017 and received the Distinguished Professional Award for non-

Major Early Richards Promotion
Major Early Richards Promotion

custody staff. In 2010 he was named FRDC’s Employee of the Year. Rick Skaggs has served as the Video Court Coordinator for the department and successfully developed and established IP-based video court systems and protocol for many department facilities.

Early Richards, CS II

Early Richards has been selected to fill the vacant position of Corrections Supervisor II (Major) at Boonville Correctional Center. Major Richards began his employment with the department as a CO I at MSP in June 1992 and transferred to BCC in June 1993. He was promoted to CO II in 1997, to CO III in March 2005 and to CS I in August 2012. Major Richards has 23 years and 10 months of service with the department and 22 years and 8 months of this time was in custody. He has experience at various institutions including BCC, MSP, TCC and PCC.

William Long PPS I
William Long PPS I

Major Richards has college credit and has served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for three years where he earned the First National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and .38 caliber Pistol Marksman.

William Long, PPS I

William Long has been selected to fill the vacant Physical Plant Supervisor I position at BCC. William began his employment with the department at FRDC in August 2011 as a Stationary Engineer until November 2014. He transferred in December 2014 as a Maintenance Supervisor I at FRDC and transferred back to BCC as a Stationary Engineer in October 2015. William holds the following Certificates/Licenses: MSFB Training Program, Certificate of Competency, Class K Industrial Waste Treatment, Steam Turbine Seminar Certificate, Wastewater Treatment Operator, and Class II Wastewater.  He has related experience as a Boiler Operator at Truman State University, A.E. Stanley and has more than nine years of experience as a DOC Stationary Engineer and past supervisory experience as a Maintenance Supervisor I at FRDC and through previous employment.

Melinda Hazel SK II
Melinda Hazel SK II

Melinda Hazel, Storekeeper II

CO I Melinda Hazel has been selected to fill the position of Storekeeper II at BCC effective May 12, 2019. Melinda began her career with the department at BCC in September 2008. She has related retail and DOC experience with more than 18 years of experience at Walmart where she was responsible for stocking, supplying and inventory of items and supplies.   Prior to coming to the Department of Corrections, she worked for Cenex and Nordyne in related job activities.

Retirements

Kenneth Hunnell, CCMII June 1, 2019

Training

5/01 IS19 Offender Accountability Makeup Training

5/07 & 5/08 CERT Riot Formations/Team Movement

Core Training 5/13 through 5/17 and 5/20 through 5/25

5/24 Offender Accountability and Incentive Training CO II

Success Story

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 the BCC Restorative Justice Garden donated their first load of produce totaling 184.8 pounds. 92.4 pounds were donated to Fayette Food Pantry and 92.4 pounds to Glasgow Food Bank. The donation included 57 pounds of lettuce, 59.5 pounds of turnip greens and 68.3 pounds of radishes.

The BCC Impact Program is proud to announce that Max a Labrador Retriever that BCC received on 07-16-2018 was adopted by the Uniting Veterans With Service Dogs and officially graduated on May 24, 2019 and was presented to his Veteran on that date. This is a very exciting time for the dog handlers of the Impact Program. Our BCC program currently has 11 dogs that are looking for forever families. In May,12 dogs graduated from our program. 

 

 

April 2019

Employee of the Month & Lifesaver Award Winner

Chuck Morris in front of a house
Chuck Morris

Corrections Case Manager I Charles "Chuck" Morris was recognized as employee of the month for April and honored by Director Precythe with the Lifesaver Award on April 17, 2019, at the monthly Section Head Meeting. In November 2018, CCM Morris assisted a fellow staff member with an immediate medical need, calling a code 16 and ambulance. Morris stayed with the staff member during the ordeal and assisted him as needed.

New Team Members

Boonville Correctional Center (BCC) welcomed the following new staff:

CO I Kurtis Austin

CO I Susan Anderson

CO I Billie Pinkett

CO I Jacob Monnig

CO I Cody Hoskin

CO I Shelbie Stover

CO I Rachel DeWeese

AT Carman Butler

Cook II Katrina Downs

CO I Dakota Innes

CO I Amy Collins

CO I Ted Alberson

CO I Garrett Wadlington

CO I Skyler Mosier

Cassandra Richards with Warden Rebecca Ehlers, COII Cassandra Richards, COIII Stanley Knipp
Rebecca Ehlers, Cassandra Richards, Stanley Knipp

Promotions

Cassandra Richards was selected to fill the vacant position of Corrections Officer II, effective April 18, 2019. Richards previously held a COII position and has more than six years of supervisory experience in the DOC as a COII and a Cook III. She has earned college credit toward an undergraduate degree.

David Wells was selected to fill the vacant position of Corrections Officer II at BCC. effective April 19, 2019.  Wells previously held the position of Corrections Officer II at Boonville Treatment Center for approximately five years and originally was hired as a COI in August 1999. COII Wells returned to the Department at Moberly Correctional Center and transferred to BCC in November 2018.   

Brad Drew was selected for the position of Corrections Officer II at Boonville Treatment Center (BTC), effective April 14, 2019.  Drew has a high school diploma and a Class A license in law enforcement. Drew began his employment with the DOC in 2011 and has more than seven years of experience in custody with the department. Drew has related experience with the Cooper County Sheriff’s office. He has been an active CERT member and has served as a volunteer fireman for many years with the Boonville Fire Department and Cooper County Fire Department.   

Warden Rebecca Ehlers, COII David Wells, COIII Stanley Knipp
Rebecca Ehlers, David Wells, Stanley Knipp

Andrea Homan was selected to fill the vacant position of Addiction Counselor III at Boonville Treatment Center, effective April 14, 2019. Homan has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is a medication awareness recovery specialist. She has five years of experience working in the mental health field and 18 months as an addiction counselor II at BTC. 

Retirements

  • SKI II Daryl Hubbard, May 1, 2019, 21 years
  • COI Dylan Lee, May 1, 2019, 26 years
  • COI José Wainscott, May 1, 2019, 24 years

Training

  • Staff Suicide Prevention Training
    • Week 1: April 1-5
    • Week 2: April 15-19
    • Week 5: April 29-30
  • Three men with food-collection bags
    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
    Motivational Interviewing
    • April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
  • Core Weeks
    • April 4-12
    • April 22-26
  • Crisis Intervention Team
    • April 24
  • Work Release Supervisor Training 4-23 and 4-24
    • April 23
    • April 24

Town Hall Report

Director Anne Precythe led the April 4 town hall, attended by approximately 40-50 staff members.

Five men with a framed certificate.
Veterans Program

Important Dates

  • April 15: BCC SOMO Run T-Shirt Day
  • April 11, 15: Support Your Team Day: Proceeds to Peace Officer’s Association
  • April 17: Section Head, MAC, Fire & Safety Meetings
  • April 10: Crime Victims’ Rights Week Celebration 

 

Food Drive

Three men in uniforms with a U.S. flag
Honor Guard

In April, BCC staff and offenders prepared 75,000 bags for the Central MO Food Bank to be collected and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Offender Graduation

On April 4, 2019, nine offenders at BCC received High School Equivalency (HSE) certificates during a graduation ceremony. Staff and offender family members attended the ceremony, which was followed by a reception with cake and ice cream.

Veterans Program Visitors

On April 26, 2019, Missouri State Representatives Dave Mutzel (District 48) and Dave Griffith (District 60) toured the Boonville Veteran’s Program Unit. The 24-bed unit currently houses 23 offenders. Throughout April, participants took part in a spring cleaning project and the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Veterans Program photo, from left: Dave Mutzel, Danny White, Humberto Armendariz, Nathan Erves, Thomas Young.

Crime Victims Rights Week Ceremony

The BCC Honor Guard posted colors for the Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony held April 10. Cooper County victims’ advocate Melissa Manning spoke at the event, which included information about resources available to crime victims in the area. Honor Guard photo, from left: COI Robert Kennedy, COII Brian Fisher, COI Roger Fangman

Puppy Pic

Man with dog
Shawn Pierce and Bruno

BCC's Puppies for Parole Program, Inspire Motivate Prisoners and Canines Together (IMPACT), completed training of 12 dogs in April. Three were adopted by staff members, and one was adopted by his handler’s family. All 12 dogs graduated May 1.