Adaptive Technology

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

Darrel Vickers
(636) 667-3176


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



Oversee building meetings and activities and schedule 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



Gather articles and submit to publishers for Quarterly magazine

Debra Whitt
(502) 262-2008


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.




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) 826-8235


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

Patti Schonlau
(314) 882-0330


Emergency Preparedness

Presents information critical to preparing for emergency situations.

April Gray
(816) 499-2626



Review fundraising opportunities and set fundraising goals.

Debra Whitt
(502) 262-2008



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

Wilma Chestnut-House
(314) 873-9022



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

Denny Huff
(636) 428-1500



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

Kay Malmquist
(314) 802-8298



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

Raymond Bishop
(314) 423-5452


Public Relations

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

Chip Hailey
(417) 540-9703



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

Daniel LaGoo
(417) 368-7025


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


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) 561-6947


Wolfner Advisory Council

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

Kerry Smith
(314) 963-0696


Youth Services and Youth Camp

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

Linda Gerken
(660) 826-1690