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Meet the Team

Meet the Employment Services Team

TWP’s Employment Services Department is excited about the new year to come and confident of our growth and potential.

We want to thank each and every member of the VR staff we work with and we look forward to our continuing partnership!

Members of our Team

Katie Crump

Katie Crump

Employment Services Manager

816-872-1616kcrump@thewholeperson.org

Katie began working at TWP as a Supported Employment Specialist in July 2014. In July 2017, she transitioned to Employment Services Manager. Katie has experience working with youth diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Prior to her work with TWP, she worked as a site coordinator for a program called Fun and Fitness with Friends which focused on social skill intervention for children and youth with developmental disabilities. Katie received her B.A. in Social Work from Avila University and has a dual LBSW in the state of Missouri and Kansas.


Lea Klepees

Lea Klepees

Employment Specialist

Lea has worked at TWP since March 2016 where she started in the Resource Development Department. Since then, Lea has moved to the Employment Team where she works with clients in both Missouri and Kansas. As a person with a physical disability herself, Lea uses her personal experiences to help clients self-advocate and work toward their employment goals. Lea also volunteers on TWP’s Expressions Art Exhibition Committee, as well as facilitates TWP’s Life with SCI/D Peer Group. Lea received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai’i.