Meet the People

Chip and Kay invite you to Meet the People that make the Missouri Council of the Blind what it is.

Since its founding in 1956, MCB has made an impact on the blind community of Missouri.  From supporting and advocating for programs such as Missouri Rehab Services for the Blind and Missouri Assistive Technology to successfully challenging the state of Missouri in a legal battle over money that rightfully belonged to the blind.  In fulfilling our mission to promote the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and to support or participate in other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere, MCB has had and still do have members that step up to the plate to do what is necessary to support and advocate for the blind of Missouri.


Who are these people and what makes them who they are? You may have heard their names but not who they are.  Some of them will be familiar names and others may not be well known, but all of them make MCB what it is today. Join Chip and Kay as they have an informal conversation with the people that made MCB what it was and what it is today.


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Here are the people of MCB we have interviewed thus far.


Don and Bev Shockley

Shirley Brokaw

Terry Nord and Kay Malmquist

Linda Gerken

Chris Peltz, The Blind Griller

Jesuita Tabor

Judy Burch

DeAnna Quietwater Noriega

Allan Newsham

Sarah Calhoun

Carl Chappell

Paul Mimms

Wilma Chestnut-House

Chip Hailey

Naomi Soule

Jack and June Lenk

Beverly Kaskadden

Denny Huff

Bob Collier

Jim Murray

Susan Sanderson

Janelle Edwards

Joe Morgan

Shirley Ritter

Patti Schonlau

Virginia Drapkin

Jason Frazier

Santa Claus

Donna Weidlich

Tom Armstrong

Debra Whitt

April Gray

Roger Jewell

Lori Kessinger

Gretchen Maune

Bunny Maginnis

Nancy Hodson

Kim Reese

Erika Wolf

Magan Harms

Anna Schell

Brandi Jones

Stephanie Birkhead

Linda Coccovizzo

Theresa Moore

Bob Jaco

Beverly Robertson

Reba Carter

Barbara Dewberry

Marti Watson

Craig Ancell

Hazel Fields

Brian Wekamp

Wendell Wilcox

Malvan and Trudy Avants

Greg Hollins

Julie Broker

Raymond Bishop

Patrick Patton

Debbie Sanders

Tammie Schnelle

Robert and Kim Vaughn