About the Director

Gail Vasterling, Director

(573) 751-6001, Debbie Mebruer, Executive Assistant

Gail Vasterling is currently the Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).  Previously, she served as DHSS Deputy Director from February to December 2012. She also served as Deputy Counsel to Governor Nixon from April 2010 until February 2012.  In this role, she served as liaison for the Department of Health and Senior Services.  Ms. Vasterling served as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Corrections from January 2009 until April 2010.   From 1994 until January 2009, Ms. Vasterling was an Assistant Attorney General.  She was promoted within the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, ultimately to the position of Chief Counsel of the Litigation Division.

Ms. Vasterling has a BSBA from the University of Missouri, and a JD from Washington University School of Law.