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

Laurie Lister

Laurie Lister
Office Support Specialist
(573) 526-5205

Vacant Position, MICS coordinatorVacant
MICS Coordinator
(573) 526-3022

Vacant Position, MICS coordinatorVacant
Deaf Community Advocate
(573) 526-4148

AJ Housewright AJ Housewright
Staff Interpreter
(573) 526-5206
Emily Fry MorrisonEmily Fry Morrison
Business Operations Manager
(573) 526-0232
Jessica KallenbachJessica Kallenbach
Interpreter Certification Specialist
(573) 526-2232
Kristin FunkKristin Funk
Hearing Healthcare Program Manager
(573) 751-3006


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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


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.



Cathee WolfordCathee Wolford, Chair
Seat Reserved for Deaf member

Geneva ShearburnGeneva Shearburn
Seat Reserved for Certified Interpreter

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

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