Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Thompson Coburn’s Professional Development & Diversity Manager Michelle Martin to the Missouri State Foster Care and Adoption Board.
The board establishes procedures to review Children’s Division policies and provides written opinions and recommendations for changes to the division. It also provides draft policy suggestions for improvements in foster care or adoption practices and provides content for in-service training that the Children’s Division provides to foster and adoptive parents.
Michelle has worked on professional development and diversity matters for Thompson Coburn since 2001. She obtained her law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law. A licensed foster/adoptive parent since 2006, Michelle previously served as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for the circuit courts in St. Louis City and County.
The Governor has appointed her for a term ending May 31, 2016. The appointees will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.