We, the staff of Special Olympics Missouri, believe in the following guiding values, which are engrained in the way we think and act:

Accountability, Excellence, Integrity, Optimism, Unity

These beliefs guide our choices and define for us integrity and the right course of action that bond us together as TEAM SOMO.

Not sure who to ask? Email your questions here!

State Headquarters

1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-635-1660

Jump to Area Offices 
Headquarters Staff (Click name to email)

Mary Bauer
Partnership Manager

Gary Brimer
Senior Director of Sports Initiatives

Jennifer Brown
Major Gifts Officer

Cara Davis
Major Gifts Officer 

Tracy Davis
Regional Development Director

Lisa DeSha

Mary Lou Hammann
Senior Director of Operations

Johnathon Hankinson 
Training Manager

Stacy Jones
Partnership Manager

Trish Lutz
Senior Director of Programs

Mark Musso

Jennifer Rodvelt
Development Services Assistant 

Brandon Schatsiek
Public Relations Manager

Tim Schuster
Sports Marketing Director

Laurie Shadoan
Chief Advancement Officer

Susan Shaffer
Competition Director

Cassie Smith
Administrative Assistant

Susan Stegeman
Vice President

Mandi Steward Ballinger
Marketing & Communications

Kelly Tannehill
Database Director 

Dot Windisch

Data Entry Specialist   

Kasie Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant




SOMO Area Offices

Below are a list of our area offices. Each Area Office also maintains its own webpage full of news and event information. Click an Area's webpage link to learn more.

Central Area [webpage]
903 Old 63 North, Suite A
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573-256-6367
Fax: 573-256-6369

Diane Brimer
Program Director

Ashley Dawson
Project UNIFY Manager

Crystal Schuster
Development Manager 

Megan Wallace
Administrative Assistant



KC Metro Area [webpage]
9001 West 67th St.
Merriam, KS 66202
Phone: 913-789-0330
Fax: 913-789-0331 

Sarah Bachand

Program Manager

Kami Delameter
Regional Development


North Area [webpage]
520 Francis, 5th Floor
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-233-6232 
Fax: 816-233-0130

Alyssa Humphreys
Program Coordinator

Melody Prawitz
Development Director



Southeast Area [webpage]
1625 N. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-334-2859
Fax: 573-334-4924

Penny Williams
Development Director

Scott Williams
Program Director

Cassie Essner

Program Coordinator


Southwest Area [webpage]
2914 E. 32nd Street, Suite 304
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone:  417-624-5505
Fax: 417-624-5517

Robin Anderson
Development Director
Stevie Lain
Program Coordinator


St. Louis Metro Area [webpage]
2945 S. Brentwood
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 314-961-7755
Fax: 314-961-0660

Jocelyn Diehl
Program Director

Finley Hurth
Development Coordinator

Amber Young
Program Outreach Coordinator