Board of Directors

Safe House for Women Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Safe House for Women, Inc.  The Board provides oversight and strategic direction to the Executive Director. Board members are responsible for overall governance of the agency.  They contribute to the strategic planning for the agency by ensuring financial viability, focusing on accomplishment of our mission, and anticipating future challenges within the field of domestic violence.

Current Members of the Board of Directors

Rick Althaus, President
Professor, Southeast Missouri State University

Wes Blair, Vice President, Client Services Committee Chair
Chief of Police, Cape Girardeau Police Department

Kara Clark-Summers, Secretary
County Clerk, County of Cape Girardeau

Ginger Albrecht, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

Mercedes Fort, Personnel Committee Chair
Attorney, The Fort Law Firm

Sarah Keys, Finance Committee Chair
Vice-President, Alliance Bank

Tameka Randle
 Assistant Director of Outreach, Academic Support Centers
Southeast Missouri State University

Charlotte Lanpher
Agent, State Farm Insurance

Dolores McDowell
Nurse Practitioner, Saint Francis Health System

Ruth Ann Orr
Principal, Alma Schrader Elementary School

Bob Uhrhan, Property Committee Chair
Retired, Boulder Construction

Kim Wilson
Director of Marketing, Chateau Girardeau

Board Membership Information

To become a member of the Safe House for Women Board of Directors, you must complete an application.  Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the Executive Director and Board President.  Board members are asked to volunteer time and expertise, sign a confidentiality statement, and a conflict of interest statement. 

The application is located at the following link: Board of Directors Application

See also: Board of Directors Statement of Expectations