Board Members

MSCSW Board Members are the leaders of the organization. These members volunteer their time to serve and advocate on behalf of local LCSWs and MSCSW members. Board members commit to a 2-year term of service. The MSCSW strives to maintain board of 8-10 MSCSW members. 

For general inquiries please contact: 
Jodi Hogue, Executive Director at or 314-643-7896

If you have a inquiry, suggestion or interest relevant to the board please use the directory below.


President: Shelly Justison
(217) 891-1577

Shelly has worked in the social work field for 20 years.  She has a background in adult and geriatric mental health and has worked as a therapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Shelly has provided training and education to local law enforcement regarding mental illness and the involuntary commitment process, she also has experience testifying in involuntary commitment hearings.  Shelly earned her Masters of Social Work at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and her LCSW in 2006.  In addition to being a member of MSCSW she is also a member of Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society.  Shelly currently works in the Managed Care industry with the Medicare population as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.     


Treasurer: Steve Franklin
(314) 517-8383

Steve Franklin, LCSW,  graduated with his MSW  from Washington University in 1995. A psychotherapist in private practice, he works with children, families and adults in south St. Louis. He has facilitated film discussions in the past for the Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis, the St. Louis International Film Festival, and other groups. He has served as a board member for several public organizations, such as RAVEN, AMHA-USA, Harmony In Life, and  Psychotherapy Saint Louis, and on a United Way allocations panel.  He hosted a WGNU “Party Line” radio program for 12 years, as well as “On Your Mind” for two years, and taught several continuing education classes for St. Louis Community College. Please visit his website for more information:

Secretary: Nan Karl

Nan has worked in the social work field for about 30 years.  She has a background in sexual trauma and has worked as a therapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Nan has worked with both survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, both child and adult, for most of her career.  She currently is in full time private practice in Clayton, where she provides services to clients dealing with sexual trauma, sex offending behavior, and chronic mental illness.  She has been providing ongoing group therapy services to St. Louis County Family Court in their adolescent sex offender program for twelve years.  Her mission in life I to raise awareness of sexual offending as a public health issue as opposed to a purely criminal issue.  Nan has been a member of the MSCSW for approximately 10 years and would like to grow the organization to offer opportunities and benefits to area social workers and therapist that she has enjoyed so much.  For more information, Nan's website is

Linda Pevnick

(314) 567-5360 

Linda is a Board Certified Diplomat in Social Work, and has been in private practice of psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups for 22 years. She has been a member of MSCSW for that same length of time and served as its president for two years. In addition, she served as the Missouri Representative to the Clinical Social Work Federation and is a founding member of the Clinical Social Work Association. She holds an MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.  For more information, go to her web site


Education Chair: Jenny Voss                                   

Executive Director: Jodi Hogue
(314) 643-7896
Jodi holds a BA in Urban/Cross-Cultural Ministry from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.  She has an MSW from the University of Missouri in St. Louis with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.  Jodi is a certified financial social worker and currently she works at ECH Every Child's Hope  as a Residential Care Manager working with youth that struggle with behavioral and mental health issues.  

Interested in Joining the MSCSW Board?
See the below Board Member Agreement Form and contact Jodi for more details.

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