Board of Directors

The Special Olympics Missouri Board of Directors is responsible for setting the direction of the organization. They formulate and establish policies and oversee the President/CEO of the organization. The Board also protects the assets and resources of the organization and develops goals to meet our financial needs to ensure the long-range financial stability of the organization. The Board members are independent voting members serving for a two-year term and can serve for four full consecutive terms.


Don Spears, Belton 

Gary Wilbers, Jefferson City

Linda Brokamp, Columbia

Dr. Lee Ann Barrett, Boonville


Richard Banahan, St. Louis
Cathy Bumb, Kirkwood
Jeanie Byland, Columbia
Roger Gardner, Jefferson City
Brad Grill, Kansas City
Jenna Kerwood, Chesterfield
Glenda Knebel, St. Louis
Mark Musso, Lake of the Ozarks
Jared Niemeyer, Edina
Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, Columbia
Brad Wachler, St. Charles
Gary Wilbers, Jefferson City
Marty Willadsen, Springfield
Amy Wurst, Kansas City

Board Member Biographies

Richard Banahan

Chief, St. Louis Community College (retired)

Chief Banahan's career started with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police department in August 1973 and in his time in law enforcement he served as a police officer, detective and sergeant. He also served as a sergeant assigned to Chief Ronald Henderon’s office where he was one of his administrative assistants.

Banahan retired in 1998. He has been the vice president of the board of directors for Do The Right Thing for more than 10 years and a member for 15 years. The Do The Right Thing initiative was started in the St. Louis area in 1994 by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Since then, more than 1,000 children have been recognized each year. The organization has its annual kick-off breakfast at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, where the culinary chefs and students volunteer their time and effort to produce a world class breakfast and event. 

He has also refereed both high school and college soccer for the past 25 years and served as president of the High School Soccer Referees Association for the past 10 years. 

Banahan has been involved with Special Olympics for more than 25 years as a runner, volunteer and fundraiser. He started out on the second Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Torch Run when they ran from Columbia to Jefferson City. In 1992, he was selected by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association to be the co-chairman of the LETR. The structure that was instituted when he was chairman has continued to this date, which helped raise more than $2 million in 2013.
During the last 25 years, the LETR has hosted the St. Louis Police Department Trivia Night where more than $175,000 has been raised. 

Banahan received the John Michael Letz Award, which was established in December 1994 for the purpose of recognizing an individual whose unselfish efforts and contributions are directly responsible for the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics Missouri. 

During these years, his participation has gone from state LETR chairman, to regional coordinator of eight states, International Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council and then being elected to the LETR Hall of Fame in 2006. Induction into the Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to Special Olympics and the SOMO LETR at the local, national and international levels.

He has been on the LETR Final Leg committee for more than 10 years, during which time he traveled to Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Japan, Ireland, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and Canada where Special Olympics was introduced and featured. 

All this and he still considers it the greatest privilege because, "No matter how many times I have become involved with the athletes and recognized for my achievement, I always receive a lot more from the athletes than I give."


Dr. Lee Ann Barrett, OD

Executive Director, Missouri Optometric Association

Dr. Lee Ann Barrett first became a part of the Special Olympics family when she was approached by Zoe Lyle, then executive director of the Missouri Optometric Association. She was asked to attend an Opening Eyes Train The Trainer session in Mexico City. "That trip turned out to be one of the most gratifying experiences in my life," she later recalled. 

After her experiences of growing with SOMO, Dr. Barrett has gone on to help SOMO grow. She has served since 2003 as the Clinical Director for the Opening Eyes program. That program, thanks to the support of Lions Club International, has put on six vision screenings at various Special Olympics events around the state. 

"I have become friends with many of the coaches and athletes and look forward to seeing them," Dr. Barrett said. Athlete Kristina O’Neal actually gave Dr. Barrett one of her gold medals as a token of their friendship. Dr. Barrett had worked to provide her with prescription swim goggles to allow her to see the lane lines on the bottom of the pool. "It was such a treat to see her so excited after she accomplished her goals!"

She has been practicing optometry in Columbia since 1986 and has remained active in state and national professional associations. Three years ago, she took on the position of Executive Director of the Missouri Optometric Association in addition to her practice. She is active in Boonville’s Habitat for Humanity, serving on the family selection committee. She has also served on the City of Boonville’s Industry Development Authority.


 Linda Brokamp

Global product manager, IDEXX BioResearch

More than 40 years ago, a doctor told Linda Brokamp that her daughter would never walk or talk and that she should look into putting her in an institution best suited to fit her needs. Brokamp didn’t listen to her doctor and her daughter Beth is now one of the most recognizable SOMO athletes, especially in the Columbia area.

Beth started SOMO through Columbia Public Schools in 1997, participated in many sports, became a Global Messenger and was eventually elected into the SOMO Hall of Fame in 2012. “At first my involvement was just as a parent, but soon after I became a volunteer as well,” Linda Brokamp said. “It sure grows on you!”

Brokamp said she has seen what the program has down not just for her daughter, but the other countless athletes over the years and she wanted to serve on the board as “a true honor and privilege and my small way to give back for all SOMO has done for my daughter and us as a family.”

Brokamp studied at the University of Missouri and at Stephens College with an emphasis on marketing and psychology. Now she is the global product manager for IDEXX BioResearch. She has served on the board of the Lutheran Children and Family Services and currently sits on the steering committee for the Training for Life Campus.

“I enjoy my interactions with the athletes and seeing them realize their potential both in sports and in life due in large part to the SOMO program,” Brokamp said. “The confidence and skills that they learn through Special Olympics is indeed life changing for the athletes, their families and their communities.

“It is pure joy to watch her and all the other athletes not only compete but to excel in sports and in life due in large part to Special Olympics.  As a parent, a volunteer and a spectator I gain as much or more than the athletes, I learn from them and am inspired by them.”


Cathy Bumb

Director, Remediation and Senior Environmental Counsel, Eastman Chemical Company

Cathy has 35 years of practice in environmental and construction both as a civil engineer and lawyer, working both inhouse and as a consultant. A graduate of St. Louis University with a BA in Physics and JD cum laude and Washington University with a BS in Civil Engineering, she currently manages the environmental libailities worldwide for the Eastman Chemical Company including managing the inhouse Remediation Group that manages all remediation projects for the company. She also provides legal support for major capital projects, including the retention of design, procurement and construction services along with claim resolution.

Though she does not have personal experience being involved with SOMO yet, her son has assisted with coaching and used the experience for his college entrance essay. To see the impact his coaching experience had on him, as well as the athletes' enthusaism for the organization, was inspiring. SOMO was the first organization that came to mind when looking for something to get involved in.


Jeanie Byland 

Executive Vice President, Mid America Mortgage

Byland has been involved with Special Olympics for more than 30 years as both a volunteer and a parent; her daughter Sarah participates in the program. Byland loves working with the athletes and served on the board from 2006-2014 and been an important part of the traveling souvenir team for more than 10 years.

Byland has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri. She is executive vice president for Mid America Mortgage for more than 31 years. In her free time, she has served on the CMSE Giving Gardens Board and loves traveling, making wreathes and creating music with English hand bells.

Her favorite memories with SOMO involve her daughter Sarah rappelling down the Tiger Hotel in Columbia as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser, watching her win a gold medal at the 2006 USA Games in Ames, Iowa and reach a bowling personal best at the 2010 USA Games in Lincoln, Neb. Byland competed as a Unified Partner in bocce at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.

“I never get tired of watching the athletes compete and seeing the joy on their faces when they receive their medals,” Byland said. “It is as if each medal they receive is their first. What they gain from Special Olympics is amazing. SOMO is a huge part of my life and my support team.

“It is my family!”

Roger Gardner

Chief Culture & Communications Officer, Learfield

Gardner has been involved with SOMO since 2010 primarily through Jefferson City-based Learfield, a diverse media enterprise where he has served in numerous operating and management roles since 1982.  Learfield is a dedicated corporate supporter of SOMO.  The company has hosted numerous internal fundraising campaigns and challenges to engage its employees among its 60 offices nationwide.  Additionally, Learfield has hosted several athletes for lunch and activities at its Jefferson City offices, and former SOMO Board member and Learfield President/CEO Greg Brown participated in the 2012 Over the Edge event. Many Learfield employees volunteer throughout the year, including assisting with the 2012 state competition held at the University of Missouri, Gardner’s alma mater and Learfield’s flagship collegiate partnership of more than 40 years. 

He is lead representative for the company’s joint venture partnership with Levy Restaurants and its joint venture collegiate ticketing business with IMG College, (IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions).  He also oversees management of the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, which the company has been involved with for six years alongside the award’s founding partners, NACDA and USA Today.

With an agriculture degree, Gardner’s career start at Learfield was as a farm broadcaster before transferring to its Sports Division in 1984, when he assumed initial responsibilities for launching the Iowa State Network. 

“I'm pleased that the athletes get to participate and enjoy the experience and the competition.  I also appreciate the opportunity to be reminded, first-hand, of the love and dedication of the parents, trainers and other care-givers for the athletes," Gardner said about SOMO. "It's a display of tireless devotion and love, and it deserves my utmost respect.”

Gardner lives in Jefferson City, Mo., with his wife, Cheri.  They have two grown children, Sam and Andee.


Brad Grill

Attorney, The Grill Law Firm, LLC

Brad Grill graduated from St. Louis University and received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has been actively engaged in the general practice of law for more than 40 years in the state of Missouri, and has authored various legal publications, served on various committees and as President of the Platte County Bar Association. As a practicing attorney, he has received numerous awards, including the Judge James A. Moore Award given by the Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City in recognition of his efforts as a practicing attorney, “…who exemplifies generosity of spirit and a deep concern for others and who has truly ‘made a positive difference’ in the life of another person or persons.”

Over the years Grill has been very active in his church and has served in various leadership roles on numerous community service organizations, such as, The Boy Scouts of America, Lions Club and Optimist Club. In 1991, he was the recipient of the National Catholic Educational Association, Distinguished Graduate Award, awarded for exemplifying “the highest qualities of Catholic Education” and for rendering “distinguished service to the Catholic Church and United States of America.” He has worked extensively in the area of community services dealing with drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and poverty issues and as Chairman of the Board of the Don Bosco Community Center, in Kansas City, a United Way Agency.

In 1990 Grill became a member of the Knights of Columbus and in 2000 commenced service on the Missouri State Council. After serving in numerous capacities, he was elected in 2012 as the State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus for the State of Missouri. Currently serving as Immediate Past State Deputy is overseeing the expansion of the partnership between the Missouri Knights of Columbus and Special Olympics Missouri. The Missouri Knights are being challenged to raise $1 million over the next five years in support of the construction of the Training for Life Campus. Under his leadership, the Knights in Missouri (with approximately 43,000 members) will be working hand in hand with Special Olympics Missouri in a team effort to support our special athletes.  

As a practicing attorney and having had the good fortune of being involved in numerous community service activities, including participation in Special Olympics Missouri activities, he looks forward to both the challenge and opportunity to make a difference in reaching the common goals of the Knights and Special Olympics Missouri. 


Jenna Kerwood

Property Tax Services practice leader at Brown Smith Wallace LLP

Jenna is a Partner and the Property Tax Services practice leader at Brown Smith Wallace LLP. She has lived in St. Louis most of her life, graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia. She is married with three sons: Aaron, 22, Austin, 20, and Adam, 17. Jenna is a sports enthusiast and avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and any other sport her sons are playing.

Jenna's motivation to be on the SOMO board started for professional reasons, but after spending time iwth another board member (Glenda Knebel), hearing firsthand her experiences at the Polar Plunge, Athletes Awards Banquet and attending a few SOMO events, she is sold on the SOMO mission. She is also super excited to witness the unconditional love and respect the athletes share and to experience the parents watching their athletes gain confidence and grow beyond their expectations.

Jenna expects her involvement with SOMO will likely be life changing. The challenges these athletes overcome is more of an accomplishment than anything she has witnessed personally. She is certain she will be completely awed and inspired by the experience!


Glenda Knebel 

 Glenda Knebel grew up watching the kind of impact Special Olympics had on her younger sister, who received a lot of joy from an organization that did so much for people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics helped her sister grow in confidence, social skills and sports all while having fun. 

“I’ve always been grateful for the impact this organization had on her and I now want to work toward providing those same opportunities for other athletes and family members,” Knebel said about wanting to serve on the SOMO board.

“My first experience with Special Olympics was over 35 years ago attending events to cheer on my sister but my sister and so many of the other athletes inspired me to embrace differences, find courage to try new and difficult things, have fun and support each other.  I look forward to working with today’s athletes!”

Knebel has spent the majority of her professional career – more than 20 years – with Express Scripts in various roles including human resources, product management and sales and account management. Before than she worked for the YWCA in (Albuquerque), America West Airlines (Phoenix) and Charter Communications (St. Louis).

As a native of Missouri, she received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in science from the University of Central Missouri. 

Knebel and her husband Joe have two children, Austin, 20, and Jordan, 18. 



Mark Musso 
President/CEO, Special Olympics Missouri

Mark has served as President and CEO of Special Olympics Missouri since 1991. Prior to coming to Missouri, he was executive director of Minnesota Special Olympics and director of games operations for the 1991 International Special Olympics Games.  

He began his Special Olympics involvement in 1972 as a volunteer in Special Olympics Kansas. He served as member of the Chapter Summer Games GMT, area training director and Special Olympics coach.

He currently serves as vice-chair of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Executive Council and as chairman of the North American Special Olympics Professionals. 

He served as chairman of United States Leadership Council and a member of the North America Leadership Council for Special Olympics. He was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame as a sports executive in 2010.

In addition, he served as president of the Missouri Society of Association Executives, served as a member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, past president of the Jefferson City Basketball Officials Association and officiated high school basketball for 31 years.

Mark earned a master's degree in business administration in organizational behavior and a bachelor's degree in business administration in management from Wichita State University.


Jared Niemeyer 

Athlete Representative

Jared Niemeyer is a Special Olympics Missouri athlete who has been participating since he was 9 years old. Currently, Niemeyer plays the following sports with SOMO: Unified softball, basketball, bowling and track and field. In the past he has played flag football and soccer. In the future, he said he hopes to get involved in swimming!

“Special Olympics has given me a lot of opportunities – it’s made me a better person,” he said.

Niemeyer is a 2011 graduate from Kirksville High School. In addition to working at his local Hy-Vee store, he is active as a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He has served as a state and national Youth Activation Council member and had remarkable opportunities because of Special Olympics, which includes: participating in the 2010 and 2014 USA Games in Lincoln, Neb. and Princeton, N.J., respectively; speaking at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in June 2014; and as one of 14 Special Olympics athletes nationwide attending a “Unified Generation” program at the White House!

As a trained Global Messenger in addition to speaking at the United Nations and meeting the President, he has been afforded the opportunity to travel around Missouri and speak with different organizations about what SOMO is and how it affects his family.

“One of the things I shared when I spoke at the United Nations was that inclusion is important to becoming our best.   Opportunities are how we learn and become more than we thought we could be.  Special Olympics provides opportunities in sports; but then helps everyone to be better in other areas of our life.”


Dr. Kerwin Urhahn

Executive Director of the Missouri State High School Activity Association

Kerwin has been an educator for 26 years, serving as a high school math teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, superintendent and executive director. Having worked with students for so long, he believes that all students benefit by participation in sports and activities.

"I have seen the joy on kids' faces when they do something for the first time, or overcome a hurdle they have never done before. There is nothing that can surpass that expression of pure happiness. It is about having fun for these kids and I believe we have missed that point as a society. Games should be fun, not about scholarships, championships at all costs, or unrealistic demands and expectations. The Special Olympics embody competition for personal challenge and to have fun, that is something to be a part of."


Dave Pudlowski

St. Louis County PD- Major (retired)

As a lieutenant with the St. Louis Police Department, Dave Pudlowski listened attentively when his Chief called him to action in 1991.  New to his assignment, he received a note from his Chief saying, “Don’t screw it up like last year.” Pudlowski sprang into action. The result of that note: several years of successful Law Enforcement Torch Runs and a dedicated SOMO board member.

He went on to coordinate the statewide event for four years (1994-1997) and generated support from nearly every law enforcement area in the state, raising revenue from $46,000 to more than $400,000. 

In 1997, he represented Missouri in the Final Leg of the Torch Run in Canada. That same year, he was named SOMO Volunteer of the Year and was appointed to the Board of Directors. In 2000, Dave was inducted into the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Hall of Fame. 

Pudlowski is serving his third term as a member of the Board of Directors.  He served on the Board from 1998-2006 and Chairman of the Board from 2005-2006.  He also served a second term on the Board from 2008-2012.  

Pudlowski retired from the St. Louis County Police Department after serving 30 years with the department and worked as the Director of Client Services at the Regional Justice Information Services (REJIS) which serves law enforcement and government entities in the St. Louis area.   He graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., where he ran his first Torch Run.

While his dedication to SOMO is well documented, he is quick to recognize what the organization has given to him; hope in the face of adversity. In fact, it is a story of this hope that he carries with him in his wallet. The story is from a 1996 article in the Columbia Daily Tribune, but he recalls it like this: At a Special Olympics track meet a young girl had just won the 50-yard dash and was jumping up and down all excited. She yelled out to her parents, "Look, Mom and Dad, I won." Her parents instantly burst into tears. At the awards ceremony, the young girl proudly stood there as the medal was placed around her neck. Then she went over to her parents, who were crying now even more than before. The three of them hugged, and the parents kept crying. A Special Olympics official who had watched this whole scene became concerned and said to the parents, "Excuse me, is anything wrong?" Through her tears the mother said, "No, nothing's wrong. Everything's right. We just heard our daughter speak for the first time."


Don Spears

Captain, Belton Police Department

Don Spears is one of many representatives from Missouri’s law enforcement community who are active in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOMO. He currently serves as a captain in the Belton Police Department, where he is also the Commander of the Investigations, Administrative and Juvenile Divisions. Spears got his start with the LETR in 1988, and he has served as the Region 2 Coordinator for the committee that operates the LETR.

When he is not supporting SOMO’s fundraising efforts, Spears enjoys being part of the crowd at Special Olympics events. He recalled being thrilled as a spectator at the 2010 National Games in Nebraska. "I am amazed at the sportsmanship, camaraderie and intense competition," he said. "It is such an honor to be on the same field."

Joining the SOMO Board of Directors is another in a long line of service opportunities Spears has engaged in over the years. He coached little league softball and baseball, served as president of the Optimists Club in Belton and visited schools as one of the original D.A.R.E. officers in Missouri. Having undergone the F.B.I.’s L.E.E.D.S. training for law enforcement leadership and joined the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Spears continues to find ways to be of service to Missouri and its communities.

He says he enjoys outdoor activities like gardening, hiking and scuba diving, and he "tries" to golf.


Brad Wachler

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Lindenwood University

Brad Wachler has served as the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Lindenwood University since 2016.  He oversees Lindenwood's comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program, which is comprised of 27 NCAA sports, 28 non-NCAA programs, and approximately 1,750 student-athletes.  
In his first year at Lindenwood, his athletics programs experienced unprecedented success both on and off the field of play.  Lindenwood finished 6th in the NACDA Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, out of 309 Division II athletic programs, their highest ranking since joining the NCAA in 2011. Fifteen of Lindenwood’s 27 sports program competed in the NCAA postseason.
Wachler comes to Lindenwood after eight years at NCAA Division I Central Michigan University (CMU) where he served most recently as Senior Associate Athletics Director. In this role, he ran the day-to-day operations within the athletics department, and has vast experience in finance, strategic planning, and compliance/risk management.
Brad’s passion for Special Olympics began back in Michigan.  CMU has a very unique partnership with the Special Olympics of Michigan as its headquarters was located on campus and fully integrated within the University community.  “I have witnessed first-hand the positive experience and pure joy the Special Olympics, it’s employees and volunteers brings to each one of its athletes.  It is a truly special organization and I will do everything I can to support its mission and purpose for years to come.”
Wachler graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999 with a degree in exercise physiology and athletic training, earned a master's degree in sport administration from Indiana University in 2000, and received a law degree from Wayne State University in 2004.



Gary Wilbers

Owner, Ascend Business Strategies 

Gary Wilbers has been an entrepreneur and owner of multiple companies in the Jefferson City area for the last 27 years.  Gary was a pioneer in the wireless industry growing his company to 150 employees.  He is currently the owner of Ascend Business Strategies which provides Speaking, Coaching and Training services to businesses and organizations. 

Gary has served on the board for Special Olympics from 2008 to 2016, he was the Capital Campaign Chair for the Special Olympics of Missouri Training for Life Campus from 2013 to 2017.  Gary is involved in his community, giving time and resources to organizations such as United Way of Central Missouri and his local church.  Gary greatest passion is playing unified golf with Keith Lueckenhoff.  He and his wife Dana have three children Chris, Adam and Elle.



Marty Willadsen

Executive Vice President, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Marty Willadsen spent the first 15 years after graduating from Missouri Valley College as a high school teacher and coach. From there Willadsen was hired as an estimator/ salesman for a steel fabricator in Springfield, Mo. He spent 10 years there, the last seven as a project manager. In 2004, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame offered Marty employment as Associate Director of Sponsor Development. Two years later he was named Director of Operations and on Jan. 1, 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Administration. In that capacity, Willadsen oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hall of Fame and the administration of its employees. He is also instrumental in the planning and execution of the many events which the Hall of Fame hosts throughout the state.

His first experiences with Special Olympics came in 1978-79 when he served as an on-field volunteer at Special Olympics events while attending college in Marshall, Mo. His long-term relationship with SOMO started with his participation with the Price Cutter Charity Championship in 2004, coinciding with his employment at the Hall of Fame. Says Willadsen, "While I had very little interaction with the athletes themselves, it was the cadre of volunteers that impressed me. This was a group of people who were willing to do whatever necessary for the benefit of their athletes."

Marty and his wife Lori, reside in Battlefield, Mo. and are very active in their church, where Lori is the Day Care Director and Marty plays bass guitar in the praise band. He enjoys golf, hunting, picture framing and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. They have one son, Andy who also lives in Battlefield.


Amy Wurst

Vice President, Henry Wurst Inc.

After returning from graduate school at the University of Arizona, Amy Wurst had her first experience with SOMO volunteering as a basketball referee in 1985. She has since found herself captivated by the organization.

"My participation with SOMO has stood the test of time," said Amy. SOMO has had a lasting impression on her, and she has been greatly involved as a result. For quite some time, Amy has contributed to SOMO on a number of levels, having participated as a venue coordinator at local, regional and state level events, a volunteer at National Games, and has also had the opportunity to participate in the World Games in North Carolina, Alaska, Ireland, China, Idaho and Greece as an international volunteer.

As Vice President of Henry Wurst Inc., her family’s printing company, Amy handles some of the company’s largest clients. Amy’s grandfather started the company in 1937 and has production facilities in Kansas City, Missouri and Denver, Colorado. 

Amy also devotes a lot of her time to volunteering with her therapy dogs, all of which are trained in animal assisted crisis response. She and her dogs visit hospitals, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, and at times travel to disasters to bring canine comfort to those in need.

In addition to Special Olympics, Wurst is a board member for The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and Cody’s Friends for Fire Safety. She also is an active member of the Volunteer Advisory Council for Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Amy continues to be enthused by her experiences with Special Olympics. "I love every opportunity I get to spend with athletes, families and volunteers," Amy said. "Special Olympics is an important part of my life and I am proud to serve on the board of directors of such a dynamic organization."