Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointments to the Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee and the State Interagency Coordinating Council. The appointees, along with their boards and hometowns, are:
Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee (Karen E. Miller - St. Charles)
State Interagency Coordinating Council (Kayla Kapica - Buffalo; Dr. Tracy Stroud - Harrisburg)
Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee
The Governor has appointed Karen E. Miller, of St. Charles, to the Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee. The Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee was created to study the disparity in patient co-payments between orally and intravenously administered chemotherapies, the reasons for the disparity, and the patient benefits in establishing co-payment parity between oral and infused chemotherapy agents. The committee shall consider information on the costs or actuarial analysis associated with the delivery of patient oncology treatments.
Miller works for Aetna in St. Louis as the market network head for a seven-state region that includes Missouri. She has more than 35 years' experience in management positions for health insurance companies, health care providers, and government agencies dealing with health care. Miller holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri and Lindenwood University. She has been appointed for a term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
State Interagency Coordinating Council
The Governor has appointed Kayla Kapica, of Buffalo, and Dr. Tracy Stroud, of Harrisburg, to the State Interagency Coordinating Council. The mission of the council is to advise and assist the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in providing a family-centered, comprehensive service delivery system for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, who have developmental delays and disabilities.
Kapica is a stay at home mother of three children and also serves as a Sunday School teacher at her church in Fair Grove. She and her husband have been part of the Missouri First Steps program. Kapica has been appointed for a term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Dr. Stroud is an associate professor at the Thompson Center for Autism and Related Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at University of Missouri Children's Hospital. She is board-certified for developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Stroud also has been appointed for a term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.