TWP is committed to expanding Kansas City’s opportunities for independent living by advocating for positive changes in our community. We lead by example: A majority of our team are people with one or more disabilities. As a result of more than 45 years of community advocacy, TWP’s efforts in tandem with local partners, have resulted in an increased number of curb ramps throughout the metropolitan area; an increased number of accessible businesses, programs, agencies, recreational facilities, and more; a greater number of persons with disabilities who are visibly present within the community; improved transportation options for people with disabilities; and improved media coverage of, and attitudes toward, people with disabilities.

Executive Staff

Michael Soodjinda
Michael SoodjindaChief Executive Officer
Deewayne Hord
Deewayne HordChief People Officer of Human Resources
Brandy Cooper
Brandy CooperDirector of Consumer Directed Services

Program Managers

Wendy Allen
Wendy AllenCSD Intake Manager
Halie Bishop
Halie BishopEmployment Programs Manager
JoAnn Glenn
JoAnn GlennInformation and Referral Supervisor
Kim Krueger
Kim KruegerMarketing and Communications Manager
Jill Robison
Jill RobisonCore Services Manager
Ruthie Stephens
Ruthie StephensYouth and Adult Support Services Manager

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