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Easterseals Midwest Welcomes Cathy Brown as the New VP of Employment and Community Services

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Easterseals Midwest Welcomes Cathy Brown as the New Vice President of Employment and Community Services

ST. LOUIS - July 3, 2017 – Easterseals Midwest is pleased to announce Cathy Brown as the organization’s new Vice President of Employment and Community Services. Brown has led a distinguished career in social services and served as the Chairperson of the Congress on Disability Policy and the St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers’ Legislative Committee. In 2015, the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance honored her as “Advocate of the Year.”

“Cathy Brown brings tremendous expertise, experience, and leadership to our organization,” said Wendy Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of Easterseals Midwest. “Her tireless efforts to make the world a better, more inclusive place for people with disabilities epitomizes our mission and we are thrilled to have her lead our Employment and Community Services division.”

Brown joins Easterseals from Paraquad St. Louis, where she has served as the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy since 2014. She has also held a variety of program-centric roles, including Director of Independent Living Services at the Delta Center for Independent Living.

As Easterseals Midwest’s Vice President of Employment and Community Services, Brown will oversee an operation supporting more than 800 individuals with disabilities in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Kansas City. She will also helm all growth and development initiatives, and strengthen positive relationships with external stakeholders.

About Easterseals Midwest | Easterseals Midwest is a nonprofit organization changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.  The organization employs 1,700 employees delivering services to more than 4,600 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services, and Employment Services.

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