Meet the Missouri Commission on Human Rights
The Missouri Commission on Human Rights appointed Alisa Warren Executive Director on Jan. 7, 2008.
The basic powers and duties of the Commission are to eliminate discrimination through the enforcement of the Missouri Human Rights Act and prevent social inequality through education and outreach. The Missouri Commission on Human Rights is authorized to investigate complaints in employment, public accommodations, and housing – if the reason for the alleged discrimination is based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (40 - 69) (in employment only), and familial status-families with children under the age of 18 (in housing only).
Prior to joining the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Warren was employed by the University of Missouri—Columbia as Director of Diversity Initiatives. Her previous Missouri state service included employment with the Office of Administration as Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity. She also was employed by the Department of Economic Development as Interim Executive Director of the Missouri Community Service Commission.
Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, and a master’s degree in Public Administration – and a Ph. D. in Community Development with an emphasis in Social Disparity - all from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
- Buford, James, (R), commissioner, St. Louis, 1st District, April 1, 2013
- Dierkes, Michael, (R), Acting Chairperson, St. Louis, 2nd District, April 1, 2015
- Birks, Donna Lynn, (D), commissioner, Kansas City, 5th District, April 1, 2018
- Placzek, Jenifer, (D), commissioner, Springfield, 7th District, April 1, 2015
- Worthington, Dr. Roger, (D), commissioner, Mexico, 4th District, April 1, 2014
- MCHR has five (5) commissioner vacancies.
Pictured left to right: Former 7th District Commissioner Adolfo Castillo, Former 6th District Commissioner Daniel Champion, Executive Director Alisa Warren, Former 9th District Commissioner Jaye Jackson, Chairman Al Carter and Former 2nd District Commissioner Herman Elmore at 50th Anniversary Conference, January 21, 2009.
Commissioner 1st District
Term expires 4/1/2013
Acting Chairperson 2nd District
Term expires 4/1/2015
Commissioner 7th District
Term expires 4/1/2015
Dr. Roger Worthington
Commissioner 4th District
Term expires 4/1/2014