Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Jackson County COMBAT Director Appointed Amid Cont'd Kansas City Drug War



Courthouse personnel switcheroo for this controversial program that continues to earn taxpayer support despite the explosion in the availability and crimes related to drug use in the Kansas City area.

Here's the word . . .

Jackson County Executive appoints new COMBAT Director

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to announce that Teesha Miller has been appointed the new Director of Jackson County COMBAT, effective September 27. Miller succeeds Dr. Stacey Daniels-Young, who retired last month after serving eight years as COMBAT’s Director.

Approved in 1989, COMBAT uses the multi-pronged approach of prevention, treatment and criminal justice to reduce drug use and crime in the community. The program provides annual funding to a variety of community-based assistance initiatives to accomplish its goal.

“COMBAT is a program that is vital to the health and safety of our community. I know that is why Jackson County citizens have continuously supported it for nearly 30 years,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Teesha’s leadership, compassion and vision will build on COMBAT’s success, as it continues to serve as a leader on the front lines of saving lives.”


Miller says her first priority will be to listen. She plans to meet with all of the program’s stakeholders — legislators, prosecutor, courts, law enforcement, drug commission, neighborhood groups and current grantees — throughout Jackson County.

“We cannot arrest our way out of drug and violence issues. We must mount a coordinated effort with all of the agencies connected to the issues,” Miller said. “I look forward to building on the relationships I’ve started as the PDMP Director.”

Miller joined Jackson County in February to develop and manage the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), overseeing communications and coordinating local and regional efforts to fight the growing epidemic of opioid abuse. Her leadership has proved successful as the number of participating jurisdictions has more than tripled.

Shared goals of PDMP and COMBAT have allowed Miller the opportunity to work closely with COMBAT staff. She attended COMBAT staff meetings and collaborated with staff on events, such as neighborhood clean-ups and prescription drug takebacks, in an effort to increase community awareness.

“I look forward to meeting with my team and hearing what they see as key gains and establishing our future priorities,” Miller said. “Not only do we have active and productive work groups cultivated by a rich network of stakeholders, but there is a palpable and exciting energy of change in Jackson County communities.”

Miller’s experience also includes 12 years directing programs and business systems with organizations throughout the Kansas City region, including Children’s Mercy Hospital and Saint Luke’s Health System. The Kansas City native has earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor’s degree in management from Park University.

The search for a new PDMP Director begins immediately.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow.... more money down the tubes.

Orphan of the Road said...

Another failure in the War On Drugs but a great success for the grifters of the area.

Only DARE is a worse use of public money in this faux war which was created to put blacks and those who oppose the government in "their place".

Keep the charade going as Big Pharma keeps supplying the goods and means for the opioid epidemic.

Anonymous said...

She looks like one of the girls from The Supremes

Anonymous said...


WTF is she going to do??? Failure #1 she's black!

What's up with all these ridiculous names, like teesha laquisha latiquwa babishua jonay josiah touche ricochet

Anonymous said...

For fuck sake, why not hire someone in law enforcement to run what's supposed to be an ANTI-CRIME program?

Anonymous said...

Moniqualoqeshadawntaorangelo Miller be gonna fix dat Combat right up and a whole lot more money will be flowin to da grifters and minstels.

Anonymous said...

Ricochet!!!! +100

Anonymous said...

Another friend of the carrot suits.
"Bow down instead of crack down"

Another government official on the payrolls of the drug thugs of KC.

Anonymous said...

Contact: thediversitydiva@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Grifter. Future felon. Unqualified. Guaranteed failure.

One year from right now, absolutely nothing will have changed, except things will have gotten much worse.

This woman is guaranteed to fail at this job.

The Truth of the Matter said...

What a joke Frank, I swear you're an idiot.

Super Dave said...

The heaping of more good money into a bad cause. The only winner will be Teesha as she banks her overly compensated paycheck every week for going to luncheons and basically not doing anything else productive to the cause.

Anonymous said...

She looks like one of the girls from Planet of the Apes

Anonymous said...

Maybe she can carpool to crime scenes with Big Momma in Charge, Sows Against Sin and the dozens of other tax-sucking "task forces" around KCMO. Blacks could bankrupt Ft Knox in a month.

Crazy Clown said...

Such utter & complete BULLSHIT !!!

Just another Degenerate on the TAX PAYER PAYROLLS !!!

Anonymous said...

VOTE! Fuck non-voters. Parasites.

Anonymous said...

Oh goody goody! Finally, drug screened tampons in the county's ladies restrooms. Your Tax Dollars at Work!

Retro ROCKER said...

Have they ever watched the investigative reports. Millions of kilos of drugs are coming into the metro. Have you noticed that the crime is getting worse there ripping people off and robbing. To get money for there next fix. A new face will not change the problem.

Anonymous said...

I tell you what I have noticed, I have noticed that not a one of you know what the fuck you are speaking of. You are all blowing the same hot air the same fucking stench is coming out of your fucking mouth as the one before you. Not tell me what's your plan what would you do? How would you fix the problems throw addicts in prison and throw the key away? No, no that's not the answer but you fucking retards keep blowing that stench out your fucking but hoes you know that whole underneath your nose you people don't know shit and every time you fucking tap something out it proves it more and more