Key Leadership

Cj Stanfill Photo

C.J. Stanfill, Executive Director

Christopher J. Stanfill, Ph.D. is a social impact professional with more than a decade of experience leading initiatives designed to improve the lives of the world’s most marginalized, ensure that everyone’s basic human rights are upheld, and create environments where people have access to pathways that help them reach their full potential. As a trained researcher, he is passionate about the importance of evidence-based solutions and driving change through human centered design approaches that are sensitive to the needs and circumstances of individuals impacted. Prior to joining Mobility Worldwide, Dr. Stanfill worked to improve public primary school systems around the world, evaluated public-private partnerships in Liberia, designed community and parent-led education interventions in Tanzania, and studied wheelchair service delivery throughout rural areas of Laos. He serves as a member of the Certification and Recognition Committee for the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals and volunteers for various groups in New York City.  Dr. Stanfill is conversational in Spanish and Lao.

Cj Stanfill PhotoWayne Beare, Director of Global Logistics

Wayne brings to Mobility Worldwide a wealth of experience in building international business relationships and opportunities across many regions of the globe.  Always interested in people and their cultures, Wayne has supported many charitable causes ranging from refugee services, education, shelter, and economic development.  He has a special concern for improving the quality of life among underserved communities.  Highly skilled at supporting clients and partners, he works strategically to assist them in accomplishing shared goals.  Mr. Beare has engaged with small business owners as well as notable world leaders.  He is fluent in Spanish and has been given the title of Honorary African Chief by a Governor in Africa.


Rob Fleming, General Counsel

Mel West asked Rob in the spring of 2004 whether he “knew anything about setting up a not-for-profit organization”. Rob initially acted as one of the three incorporators of Mobility Worldwide. His legal career has been very rewarding and interesting, but Rob says the greatest thing besides family to happen in his life to date has been his involvement in Mobility Worldwide. All because in answer to Mel’s question, he said, “as a matter of fact, I do…..”.

Lori Leeper, Executive Assistant & Board Secretary

Lori brings plenty of experience to her role as executive assistant. Lori recently retired after 26 years of service with the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System. She served as board secretary and provided administrative support to the executive leadership. Some of her duties included managing projects, budgeting, editing publications, and providing research and analysis.

Jenese Tchokouani, Digital Marketing Specialist

Jenese brings a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations. Throughout her career, she has developed and executed analytical marketing plans, implemented company communication processes, and bolstered public relations efforts. Jenese earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and her Master’s of Business Administration from Otterbein University.


Margot Newcomb

Margot Newcomb, Chair, TX-Brazos Valley
Christine Roberto, Vice Chair, IT expert; SalesForce specialist
Jessica Bedoya, International & Govt Relations
Gabriela Osorio, Honduran Health Professional
Mel Toellner, Business Owner, Songbird Essentials
Joel Wolfe, M.D., retired Orthopedist, MI-West MI

Advisory Council:

Steve Baima, former Executive Director Mobility Worldwide
Richard Baldwin, D&S 
Robert Fleming, General Counsel
Walt Hays, retired clergy, non-profit development officer
Charles Hunter, retired VP of Personnel, Commerce Bank
Andy Maynard, R&D
Mike Rannow, retired business manager, LS Mold 
Tom Rickert, Foundation board
John Rudd, past Chair of Board
Ray Truhn, retired tool and manufacturing engineer
Pete Verhey, Leighton affiliate 
Mel West, retired pastor, Mobility Worldwide co-founder, Director Emeritus Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia

Medical Advisory Team:

Joel Wolfe, M.D., Chair, retired Orthopedist, MI-West MI
Craig Anderson
Fred Gross
Alice Teisan
Sara Zwart

Design & Standardization Committee:

Richard Baldwin
Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin, Chair
Wayne Beare
Hank Birmingham
Frank Boling
Tom Duenwald
Kirby Goering
Ken Graalum
Bryce Jansen
Andy Maynard
Henry Van Roekel

Research & Development Committee:

Andy Maynard
Andy Maynard

Andy Maynard, Chair
Richard Baldwin
Wayne Beare
Margot Newcomb
John Sinchok/Step 2
Kristin Will


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