William Hays

This organization wouldn't be possible without the work of the Community Support Coaches, Retention Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Community Support Coordinators, Employment Consultants, Quality Assurance staff, and other valuable personnel. Their efforts do not go unnoticed!

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Wendy has been with LOQW for 30 years. Wendy professionally serves on a state wide committee for Vocational Rehabilitation. She is a member of APSE MO, MARF and MACDDS (MO Association for County Developmental Disability Services). Wendy is certified through MO Rehabilitation Services as a Employment Specialist. She also has successfully completed the Rehabilitation Administration Certificate Program. She has completed the College of Direct Support classes to receive certification recommended by the Department of Mental Health. She also is ACRE certified in the employment field.

Meet our Staff

Wendy Hays

Director of Human Resources & Operations

Cathy Yager

Melissa Johns


Corporate Safety & Maintenance 


Director of Information Technology & Fiscal Operations

Mary Kendrick

Director of Employment & Community Services

Todd Shoemate

Executive Director

Corporate Accounting & Payroll Associate

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