Linda Bailey, President

Linda Bailey, President

My name is Linda Bailey, and I am an adult born with myelomeningocele. I am a past President & former newsletter editor for the Evergreen Spina Bifida Association. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University with emphasis on Psychology and Special Education, and minors in English & Journalism. I also hold a…

Amy Miller, Vice President

Amy Miller, Vice President

I am the mother to 4 beautiful children, Tristram, Ariel, Balin and Kelahna. Kelahna is our youngest and she was born with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and Arnold Chiari Malformation. Kelahna is such a blessing to our family and we are so proud of her for all that she has overcome. I have a Bachelors degree…

Dave Carl, Director

Dave Carl, Director

I am originally from the east coast. I received a bachelors degree in social work from Buffalo State College, in Buffalo, New York in 1999. I have been involved with Spina Bifida chapters throughout the country. In 1999, I assisted with planning the community events for the Spina Bifida Association of Western New York. From…

Rachel Bernhard, Secretary

Rachel Bernhard, Secretary

I grew up in Ames, Iowa where I participated in Spina Bifida Association of Iowa (SBAI) events in support of my niece born with Spina Bifida, Emmie. I graduated from Iowa State University in Biological Systems Engineering and Global Resource Systems with a minor in Spanish. I currently work on water and transportation projects as…

Tim Miller, Director

Tim Miller, Director

My wife and I have 5 wonderful children. Tristram, Ariel, Balin, Kelahna, and Percival. Kelahana was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Arnold Chiari Malformation. Kelahna is an amazing little girl with strength and determination that inspires me every day. I completed my Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002 and my doctorate in Dental…

Erica Nunez, Director

Erica Nunez, Director

I reside in Benton County and I am the mother to one child who also has Spina Bifida. My experience with children started in 1999 and ranges from coordinating events for orphanages in Korea, assisting in a children’s homes in Austin, TX, and being a teacher’s aide tutoring students with disabilities in college and in…

Celeste McCormick, Director

Celeste McCormick, Director

I have been involved with SBAWS since 2005, and served many years as the Newsletter Editor. Most recently I completed a two year term as President. I first joined the organization to help support my nephew Michael, who was born with Spina Bifida and is now an adult. Throughout my involvement with SBAWS, this organization…

Whitney Stohr, Newsletter Editor

Whitney Stohr, Newsletter Editor

I joined the SBAWS Board of Directors in January 2020. I bring to the board a strong background in communications, outreach and advocacy. I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science, a law degree, and master’s degrees in ecology and international and comparative law. Originally from Yakima, Washington, I currently live in Auburn with my…