Meryl Lin McKean moderates a panel discussion and live call-in show on COVID-19.

KMOS Now is a live call-in panel discussion covering issues related to COVID-19. Each program features regional experts answering your questions and discussing important aspects of the outbreak relating to health in central Missouri. The program will air live on KMOS-TV channel 6.1 and on Facebook Live.

Send questions via social media or call during the program at 800-753-3436.

You can also watch live on the KMOS Facebook page. Send questions through Facebook, Twitter or by emailing us at kmos@kmos.org

Learn more about Missouri's response and how you can be well from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

DARINDA J. DICK, MSN, RN

President/Chief Executive Officer

Western Missouri Medical Center

Darinda joined WMMC as Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in October 2013. During her tenure as CNO, she successfully led efforts for WMMC receiving national certifications through The Joint Commission in Normal Delivery and Bariatric Surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, Darinda led numerous initiatives to improve patient satisfaction and financial stability.

Dr. PAUL D. POLYCHRONIS

Board Certified Counseling Psychologist

Paul is a board-certified counseling psychologist and a Past President of the International Association of Counseling Services. He is Director Emeritus of the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at the University of Central Missouri. Since 2015 he has published fourteen scholarly articles on clinical practice.

TROY ARMSTRONG

Emergency Management Director

Johnson County Emergency Management Agency

Troy began his career in Public Safety at the age of 17 when he obtained his Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification. Troy holds multiple certifications along with experience in Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Law Enforcement, Death Investigation (Manner & Cause Determination), as well as Emergency Management; specifically certification as a Missouri Certified Emergency Manager (MoCEM)-Level 2.

DEB KRIEGER

Regional Services Director and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

Care Connection for Aging Services

Deb was raised in MIssouri, spent 20+ years in Pennsylvania working in a large corporation and feels blessed to work at Care Connection for Aging Services with a terrific bunch of people united in a common goal of making a difference for the aging in our community. She has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross and other civic organizations.