MCB Committees

Adaptive Technology

Oversees the process for granting adaptive technology products based on program guidelines.

Joe Morgan
(314) 532-2938

Blind Pension Fund

Hazel Fields
(573) 442-4397

Blind Task Force

Works with the younger visually impaired of Missouri including the bi-annual Vision Summit

June Lenk
(314) 351-2814

Budget and Finance

The MCB treasurer is the chair and is responsible for managing the finances and investments of our organization.

Jack Lenk
(314) 306-1776


Oversees building meetings and activities and schedules maintenance and repairs for office.

Robert Vaughn
(417) 388-0386

Bylaws and Resolutions

Presents bylaw amendments and resolutions to the membership

Janelle Edwards
(816) 698-2699

Convention Coordinator

Works with the host affiliate to make sure all areas of the annual convention are adequately prepared.  This committee also collects bids from prospective convention sites.

Brandi Jones
(816) 665-0369


Responsible for validating membership in MCB for the purpose of voting at the MCB convention. This committee is also responsible for overseeing the voting process.

Susan Sanderson
(660) 287-3539

Dual Sensory

Kim Vaughn
(586) 202-3933

Education & Advocacy

Responsible for educating the membership of MCB about legislative issues on the state and national level and then to advocate for or against those issues to our senators, representatives and congressmen

Kim Reese
(636) 856-8130

Emergency Preparedness

Presents information critical to preparing for emergency situations

April Gray
(816) 499-2626


Reviews fundraising opportunities and sets fundraising goals.


Health Benefits

The Missouri Council of the Blind has established a Health Benefits program to provide financial assistance to legally blind citizens of Missouri and all members of Missouri Council of the Blind.

Alicia Starner
(660) 473-0468


Reaches out to prospective members and assists affiliates with membership drives. This committee also reviews members-at-large and approves them for membership.

Patrick Patton
(314) 780-3332

Missouri Chronicle

Gather articles and submit to publishers for quarterly magazine

Bob Collier
(417) 529-2972


Helps with the MCB social media accounts and email lists.  Updates MCB info line as needed. Helps with the MCB convention streaming.

Raymond Bishop
(314) 423-5452


Handles matters concerning the office staff, including the annual ED evaluation, job description recommendations and keeping the personnel manual up to date.

Tammie Schnelle
(314) 255-9367


Takes requests from committees and individuals for policy considerations.  They also may submit Bylaw amendment proposals to the membership.

Roger Jewell
(417) 307-9817

Public Relations

Reaches out to the public to inform and educate the community about MCB.

Roger Jewell
(417) 307-9817


Reviews applications for scholarship grants and makes sure that the grants are awarded to the qualified applicants.

Debbie Sanders
(405) 550-3508

Special Services

Reviews the grant applications that are made for special needs such as assistance with paying rent, utilities or any other circumstance deemed to be a special situation.

Joe Dobbs
(636) 725-5901

State Rehabilitation Council

Brian Wekamp
(573) 291-7495

Strategic Planning

Responsible for creating and implementing strategic planning for MCB

Jannel Morris
(573) 355-3381

Summer Camp

Manages the enormous task of reviewing applications to the summer camp program, assigning cabins and tables for the meals.

Beverly Kaskadden
(636) 561-5947


Robyn Wallen
(314) 878-3389

Wolfner Advisory Council

Represents MCB at all meetings of Wolfner and keeps the membership updated on what is going on with Wolfner

Gretchen Maune
(573) 489-0986

Youth Services and Youth Camp

Oversees the application process. Helps parents buy educational and adaptive equipment for blind children.

Linda Gerken
(660) 826-1690