Tag: Missouri Veterans Commission

RELEASE: New Executive Director selected to lead Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — Following a national search and extensive review, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced that Colonel Grace Link has been named executive director of the commission which serves 485,000 Veterans of the state through the selfless service of 1,750 employees in seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and its Veterans Services Program. The Veterans Commission selected Link last evening in a specially called commission meeting that was conducted by conference call. Link, […]

RELEASE: Theresia Metz appointed as administrator of Missouri Veterans Home – St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Veterans Commission announced the appointment of Theresia Metz as administrator of the Missouri Veterans Home – St. Louis, effective today, April 16. Metz will fill the position currently held by Interim Administrator Stan Smith who temporarily rejoined the Missouri Veterans Commission in December 2017 to stabilize and raise the quality of care at the St. Louis Veterans Home. As administrator, Metz will be responsible for the direction, operations, and planning […]

RELEASE: At St. Louis Veterans Home Meeting, Residents and Families Voice Support for Improvements and Commission Changes

ST. LOUIS – On Saturday, at a meeting with Veterans and families at the St. Louis Home, Missouri Veterans Commission Chair Tim Noonan, Interim Executive Director Grace Link and St. Louis Veterans Home Interim Administrator Stan Smith provided an update on procedural and staffing changes that are already resulting in significant progress at the home. The most significant changes and results since Smith started on Jan. 2 include: The St. Louis Home has reduced involuntary […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Greitens on Veterans Commission

On Wednesday, the Missouri Veterans Commission accepted the resignation of former executive director Larry Kay. They voted to appoint Col. Grace Link of the Missouri National Guard as Interim Executive Director. The Governor released the following statement. “The commission took bold action to protect our veterans tonight. Missouri’s veterans—our neighbors, friends, parents, and grandparents–were being hurt. When people are being hurt, and bureaucrats fail to act, fail to listen, and offer only excuses, we’re going […]

Sen. Nasheed calls for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Amidst allegations of negligence and mistreatment in the St. Louis Veterans Home, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on Governor Eric Greitens “to do right” by Missouri’s veterans. The St. Louis state senator is circulating a petition calling on the Republican governor to ask for the resignation of the head of the Missouri Veterans Commission, Larry Kay. In an email sent out Thursday, the senator says that the state is failing its […]

Lt. Gov. Parson calls for independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just days after Governor Eric Greitens penned a trite letter to Missouri’s U.S. Senators, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has also penned a letter to Missouri Veterans Commission members about necessary investigations into the St. Louis Veterans Home. The Lt. Gov. on Friday sent the letter to commissioners, saying he felt he should make them “aware that the Lieutenant Governor’s Office has been conducting its own investigation into the allegations since February […]