Developmental Disability Advocates

Pursuant to RSMo.205.970, the Developmental Disability Advocates Board of Directors shall consist of a total of nine members, at least two of whom shall be related by blood or marriage within the third degree to a person with a developmental disability as defined in section 205.968 and four of whom shall be public members. 


Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 P.M. at the Service Coordination Office and are subject to change. Please call 636-282-5510 to confirm meeting time and location.

Service Coordination Office

1615 Vine School Road

Herculaneum, MO 63048


The Developmental Disability Advocates Board members are appointed to three-year terms by the County Executive with the advice and consent of the County Council.  Members of the Board can be reappointed at the discretion of the County Executive.  They serve until replaced.

  • Dr. Nicki Ruess - Term Expires 01/27/2023
  • Scott Brothers - Term Expires 01/01/2023
  • Randall Starkey - Term Expires 03/25/2022
  • Joshua Bauman - Term Expires 01/25/2024
  • Elizabeth Spaugh - Term Expires - 01/01/2022
  • Gary Roettger - Term Expires - 01/25/2024
  • Tony Sokolic - Term Expires 01/01/2023
  • Amie Merz - Term Expires 01/25/2024
  • Dr. Marsha Mertens - Term Expires 01/01/2022