• Missouri Office 816-561-0304
    Missouri Office 816-561-0304
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    Kansas Office 913-871-4188
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    Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900


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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

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Katie Crump

Employment Services Manager

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.

Katie received her B.A. in Social Work from Avila University and has a dual LBSW in the state of Missouri and Kansas.

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Lea Klepees

Pre-Employment Transition Services Supervisor
816-659-9403; lklepees@thewholeperson.org

Lea began working as an Employment Specialist in November 2019 after previously working as TWP’s Outreach Specialist for several years. Since then, Lea has taken on the role of Kansas Pre-Employment Transition Services Supervisor, where she works with disabled youth in Kansas to learn job and self-advocacy skills.

Lea is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University and has received a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences - Anthropology from the University of Hawai’i.

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Nadia Fry

Employment Specialist
816-659-9408; nfry@thewholeperson.org

Nadia Fry has been with TWP since September 2018. She began in the Consumer Directed Services Department and transferred to the Employment Department in January of 2022. Nadia has worked with people that have disabilities her entire career.

Prior to coming to TWP, she worked as a Sign Language Interpreter and continues to help where she can with that here at TWP. Nadia also has healthcare experience when she worked as a Recreational Therapist in a nursing home before entering the non-profit world. When not working with people, she enjoys time with her husband, and three special needs cats, Maverick, Leo, and Ptolemy.

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Alec Schnittker

Employment Specialist
816-659-9401; aschnittker@thewholeperson.org

Alec has been with TWP as an Employment Specialist since February 2022. Prior to this, Alec was a TWP Job Coach from December 2021 to February 2022.

Alec has a passion for relationship building and looks forward to connecting with clients and organizations alike. Before working with TWP, Alec spent 2 years in the field of Youth Mental Health in Kansas City, Kansas. Alec received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2020.