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
As you’ve probably heard, a tornado moved through Jefferson City on May 22. All staff are safe. Unfortunately, the Training for Life Campus was hit and suffered damage. All operations at the building have been suspended. Staff have moved into a temporary office and may be reached by email or the phone number below.

Temporary office address: 
711 W McCarty St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-635-1660 
Fax: 573-635-8233 (temporarily unavailable) 

Jump to Area Offices 

Headquarters Staff (Click name to email)

Jessica Anderson
Campus Services Coordinator
Mandi Steward Ballinger
Senior Director
of Communications
Travis Bourbon
Major Gifts Officer  
Kami Delameter
Sr Director of Development
& Volunteer Engagement

Annie Green

Administrative Assistant

Carol Griffin

Health - Partnership Manager

Mary Lou Hammann
Vice President - Operations

Kayla Hull
Digital Media Coordinator
Stacey Koeller
Regional Development Director
Trish Lutz
Vice President - Programs
Brian Neuner
Chief Development & Marketing Officer 
Mary Bauer Niswonger
Partnership Manager

Derek Sandbothe
  Campus Host
Brandon Schatsiek
  Multimedia & Athlete
Leadership Manager

Crystal Schuster
Development Director
Tim Schuster
Sports and Training Director
Laurie Shadoan
Chief Advancement Officer
Susan Shaffer
Outreach and Games Director
Danielle Stafford
Chief Financial Officer
Cassie Stone
Database Assistant
Steve Stegeman
Facilities Manager
Susan Stegeman

Kelly Tannehill
IT 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]
305 Special Olympics Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-635-1660
Fax: 573-635-8233

Diane Brimer
Regional Program Director


Genice Fisher
Program Assistant 


KC Metro Area [webpage]
9150 E 41st Ter, Suite 213
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: 816-535-9610
Fax: 816-535-9611 

Alyssa Cress
Program Director

Bridget Rutledge
Development Manager 


North Area [webpage]
702 Woodbine Road
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-233-6232
Fax: 816-233-0130




Jess Neely
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
Jen Rose
Program Coordinator 


Southwest Area [webpage]
2702 Richard Joseph Blvd, Suite 114
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone:  417-624-5505
Fax: 417-624-5517

Robin Anderson
Development Director

Jana Fornelli
Program Manager


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

Jocelyn Diehl
Regional Program Director

    Claire Schanzmeyer
Development Services


 Jennifer Kaiser
Special Events Manager

 Dillen Mayfield

Program Coordinator