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

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Headquarters Staff (Click name to email)

Jessica Anderson
Administrative Assistant

Mary Bauer Niswonger
Partnership Manager

Gary Brimer
Senior Director of Sports Initiatives

Jennifer Brown
Major Gifts Officer

Cara Davis
Major Gifts Officer 

Tracy Davis
Regional Development Director

Kami Delameter
Regional Development

Lisa DeSha

Carol Griffin
Partnership Manager

Mary Lou Hammann
Senior Director of Operations   

Trish Lutz
Senior Director of Programs

Mark Musso

Austin Rippeto
Volunteer and Training Coordinator  

Jennifer Rodvelt
Development Services Assistant  

Brandon Schatsiek
      Public Relations Manager  

Crystal Schuster
Development Manager  

Laurie Shadoan
Chief Advancement Officer

Susan Shaffer
Competition Director 

Cassie Stone
Data Entry Specialist 

Susan Stegeman
Vice President 

Mandi Steward Ballinger
Marketing & Communications

Kelly Tannehill
      Database Director    




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

Tim Schuster
   Development Director  

Megan Wallace
Program Coordinator




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

Sarah Bachand

Program Manager
Rachel Sbisa
Development Manager


North Area [webpage]
2300 Frederick Ave. Suite #204
St. Joseph, MO 64506
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


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

Jocelyn Diehl
Program Director


Jennifer Krumm
Development Coordinator

Amber Young
Program Outreach Coordinator