Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

In This Section

John Joines, CCAP  

Chief Executive Officer



Fiscal Department

Tony Wright, CCAP – Fiscal Director,  417-627-2093

Information Technology:

Travis Mitchell – Information Technology & Communications Director, 417-627-2087 

Human Resources:

Jerry Nichelson – Human Resources Director, 417-627-2005 

Community Development:

Tammy Walker, CCAP – Director of Community Development,  417-627-2016 

Robin Smith, CCAP - Assistant Director of Community Development, 417-627-2038 

Head Start/Early Head Start Directors:

Jeff Goldammer, Director of Head Start and Early Head Start, 417-627-2006 

Leisa Harnar, Director of Program Development & Operations, 417-627-2069

To apply for Early Head Start and/or Head Start:

Amy Schmidt- Enrollment Coordinator, 417-627-2045 

To donate or volunteer for Early Head Start and/or Head Start:

Paige McCammon- Family Development Coordinator, 417-627-2055


Ryan Peterson – Director of Weatherization, 417-781-4437 

Matt Daniel – Assistant Director of Weatherization, 417-781-4437 


Staci Bingham, Housing Director, 417-627-2022 

Casey VanStory - Housing Assistance Supervisor, 417-627-2052 

Home Repair:

Curtis Scott – Director of Home Repair, 417-781-4437 

Mary Beth Yeakey – Home Repair Assistant, 417-781-4437 

Public Relations/Program Planning:

Debbie Markman, CCAP, NCRT - Director of Resource Development, 417-627-2013