Board of Directors
Executive Board 20-21

NECAC is governed by a volunteer 36-member Board of Directors and managed by a full time President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors is composed of three representatives from each of the 12 counties served. Each county is represented by a Public Elected Official Representative, one Civic Interest Representative and one Low-Income Representative.

One-third of the board members are:

  • Public Elected Official Representative
  • Civic Interest Representative
  • Low-Income Representative


This organizational structure ensures local decision-making control and accountability, as well as the ability to develop programs to operate and set policy and administrative procedures to ensure the needs of the disadvantaged are met. The local board involvement also ensures granting officials and tax-payers that program goals and requirements are achieved efficiently.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Pictured are NECAC Board Officers for 2020-2021. Seated, from left, are Glenn Eagan
                                                                                                                                                                                   of Shelby County, Vice-Chairman; Mike Bridges of St. Charles County, Chairman; and D.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Randall Cone of Pike County, Secretary. Standing, from left, are Jane Dorlac of Montgomery
                                                                                                                                                                                   County, Trustee; Lowell Jackson of Ralls County, Trustee; and President and Chief Executive
Executive Officers                                                                                                                                               Officer Don Patrick. Not pictured is Troy Dawkins of Shelby County, Trustee.

Mike Bridgins
Chairman
St. Charles Co

D. Randall Cone
Secretary
Pike Co

Troy Dawkins
Trustee
Shelby Co

Don Patrick
President & CEO

Jane Dorlac
Trustee
Montgomery Co

Glenn Eagan
Vice-Chairman
Shelby Co

Lowell Jackson
Trustee
Ralls Co


Board Members - Public Elected Official, Civic Interest Representative, Low-Income Representative

Lewis County
Travis Fleer - PEO
Paul Kinney - CIR
Kim Darnell - LIR

Lincoln County
Matt Bass - PEO
Jerelyn Burkemper - CIR
Curtissa Kerr-Hunter - LIR

Macon County
Clarence Walker - PEO
Jean Jones - CIR
Mickey Shipp - LIR

Marion County
Larry Welch - PEO
Josh Wilson - CIR
Roy Hark - LIR

Monroe County
Mike Whelan - PEO
Jessica Chase - CIR
Maxine Jones - LIR

Montgomery County
Dave Teeter - PEO
Richard Veinot - CIR
Jane Dorlac - LIR

Pike County
Tommy Wallace - PEO
D. Randall Cone - CIR
Curt Mitchell - LIR

Ralls County
John Lake - PEO
Lowell Jackson - CIR
Janet Hoyt - LIR

Randolph County
John Truesdell - PEO
Lorna Miles - CIR
Shawn McGee - LIR

Shelby County
Glenn Eagan - PEO
Melissa Killen - CIR
Troy Dawkins - LIR

St. Charles County
Mary Hutchison - PEO
Mike Bridgins - CIR
Diane Hileman - LIR

Warren County
Fred Vahle - PEO
Lisa Key - CIR
Amy Lombardo - LIR