• 20 members and a chairperson comprise the Council.
  • The Governor appoints members.
  • The appointment of the chairperson requires the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate.
  • Members represent each of the eight U.S Congressional Districts.
  • The majority of members are people with disabilities.
  • The GovernorĀ“s Council is comprised of the following committees: Executive and Strategic Planning, Finance and Development, Personnel, Advocacy and Programs Committees.

Yvonne Wright
First Appointed: 07/21/15

Joan Bergstrom
Member 1
Lee's Summit
First Appointed: 07/15/08

Charles Comstock II
6th Congressional District
First Appointed: 07/29/10

Betty Davidson
Member 5
St. Louis
First Appointed: 11/16/09

Ronald Hack
Member 10
Sunset Hills
First Appointed: 10/02/09

Chip Hailey
7th Congressional District
First Appointed: 01/06/17

Rosemary Hendon
8th Congressional District
West Plains
First Appointed: 01/06/17

Katie Jones
Member 4
St. Peters
First Appointed: 10/27/2017

Kim Lackey
Member 12
St. Louis
First appointed: 7/9/19

Elijah Mayfield
Member 11
Jefferson City
First Appointed: 03/14/18

DeAnna Noriega
Member 7
First Appointed: 10/02/09

Susan Orton
Member 8
Creve Coeur
First Appointed: 07/19/05

Andrew Sartorius
3rd Congressional District
Jefferson City
First appointed: 7/9/19

Lesia Shelton
4th Congressional District
First appointed: 7/9/19

Opeoluwa Sotonwa
Member 9
Jefferson City
First Appointed: 03/7/18

James Trout
1st Congressional District
Webster Groves
First Appointed: 03/04/09

Robert Wallace
Member 2
St. Louis
First Appointed: 05/10/10