Opeoluwa SotonwaDr. Opeoluwa Sotonwa
Executive Director
(573) 526-5205

Laurie Lister

Laurie Lister
Office Support Specialist
(573) 526-5205

Dee Sanfilippo
MICS Coordinator
(573) 526-3022

Camillia Lynch

Camillia Lynch
Deaf Community Advocate
(573) 526-5205

AJ Housewright AJ Housewright
Staff Interpreter
(573) 526-5206
Interpreter Certification Specialist
(573) 526-5205
Emily Fry MorrisonEmily Fry Morrison
Business Operations Manager
(573) 526-0232

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Current MCDHH Commissioners

The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing consists of nine members who are knowledgeable about issues related to hearing loss and who have demonstrated a commitment to the full participation of deaf and hard of hearing people in all aspects of community life. The governor appoints the members of the Commission.


To apply for the Commission: Commission Application

Upcoming Commission Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Venue: The Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO

Phone: (573) 526-5205

Shelly JonesShelly Jones, Chair
Seat Reserved for Representative for Interpreters
Clark CorogenesClark Corogenes, Vice Chair
Reserved for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Member
Wendy JensenWendy Jensen
Seat Reserved for Local Public School Administration
George StaileyGeorge Stailey
Reserved for Missouri School for the Deaf
Mike KelleyMike Kelley
Reserved for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Member
Ante ColicAnte Colic
Reserved for Parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
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Board for Certification of Interpreters (BCI)

The Board for Certification of Interpreters (BCI) is composed of five members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two members must be deaf, two must be certified interpreters, and one can be either deaf or a certified interpreter.

The mission of the Board for Certification of Interpreters, is to protect the citizens of the state through the certification of interpreters. In addition, the Board wishes to increase the pool of interpreters, maintain the quality of interpreting services, and establish clear standards of professionalism in the profession.

Upcoming BCI Meeting

Date: June 14, 2018

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: 3216 Emerald Lane, Suite B, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 526-5205

Jeffrey DunlapJeffrey Dunlap, Chair
Seat Reserved for Certified Interpreter

Cathee WolfordCathee Wolford, Secretary
Seat Reserved for Deaf member

Geneva ShearburnGeneva Shearburn
Seat Reserved for Certified Interpreter

Mishely TisiusMishely Tisius
Seat Reserved for Deaf Member or Certified Interpreter
Opeoluwa Sotonwa
Opeoluwa Sotonwa
Seat Reserved for MCDHH Executive Director

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