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NRA & MRA Membership

When you join the National Rehabilitation Association a benefit of membership includes state and regional privileges.  Membership provides networking opportunities with other professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Membership also provides connections with local and state service providers and linkages to updates and training opportunities within the field.

Downloadable Membership Form

Membership Form Picture

Missouri Rehabilitation Association

MRA Committee Chairs

  • AUDITING - Vacant
  • BYLAWS / PARLIAMENTARIAN - Kelly Cook, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • MEMBERSHIP - Cathy Kocian, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • NEWS LETTER - Vacant
  • CONFERENCE - Kelly Cook, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Great Plains Chapter Representative - Barbara Myers, Career Consulting, Inc.

MRA State Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT - Starla Starke, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PRESIDENT-ELECT - Kelly Cook, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PAST PRESIDENT - Kim Gee, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SECRETARY - Peggy Ottersbach, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TREASURER - Therese Johnston, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • BOARD MEMBER: CONSUMER MARKETING ¬†- (This position is currently open)
  • BOARD MEMBER: LEGISLATIVE - Joe Krueger, Preferred Employment Services
  • BOARD MEMBER: AWARDS / PUBLIC RELATIONS - Chris Clause, Vocational Rehabilitation

Local Chapters

Kansas City

Executive Board:

  • PRESIDENT: Patsy Seele, Diversity Placement Services, Inc.
  • PRESIDENT ELECT: Mike Cubon, Ability KC
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Bill Hill, Diversity Placement Services
  • SECRETARY: Stephanie Monahan, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TREASURER: Pam Schleif, Retired

Board Members:

  • BYLAWS: Janie Pitt, Retired
  • FUND RAISING: Karen Dean, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • NETWORKING: Paula Laney, Jackson County Health Department
  • LEGISLATIVE: Erik Nelson

Eastern Missouri

Executive Board:

  • PRESIDENT: Mike Kiener, Maryville University
  • PRESIDENT ELECT: Lesa Barber, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Kim Chaplin, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SECRETARY: Ashley Ward, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TREASURER: Kim Gee, Vocational Rehabilitation

Board Members:

  • NETWORKING: Tom Hutson, St. Louis ARC
  • ADVOCACY & AWARENESS: TJ Zuzga, United Access
  • EDUCATION: Deborah Scallorn, Center for Specialized Services
  • CONSUMER MARKETING: Mike Cockson, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE: Sarah Diehl, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE: Stephanie Martin-Rose, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity Employment.
  • BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE: Abby Baker, Service Source
  • BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE: Kim Marx, Center for Specialized Services.

Heart of Missouri

Executive Board:

  • PRESIDENT: Sheryl Toole-Bowles, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Starla Starke, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PRESIDENT ELECT: Ashley Mullins, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TREASURER: Donna Vanover, MORE Group
  • SECRETARY: Tania Cook, Job Point

Southwest Missouri

Executive Board:

  • PRESIDENT: Mary Jenkins, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Heather DeLuce, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PRESIDENT ELECT: Mary Carter, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TREASURER: Kristen Snyder, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SECRETARY: Jill Roetto, Vocational Rehabilitation

Board Members:

  • MEDIA: Erica King, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • CONSUMER MARKETING: Chuck Gilpin, Vocational Rehabilitation