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Executive Leadership

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Amy Castillo, MS, MBA

CEO & Executive Director

Amy Castillo is the CEO and Executive Director of Ability KC. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and development and has held leadership positions at Centerpoint Medical Center and Lee’s Summit Medical Center with HCA Midwest Health, Cerner Corporation and Viracor-IBT Laboratories. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Baylor University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.

Sherry Early

Sherry Early, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Sherry Early is the Chief Financial Officer of Ability KC. She has 32 years of experience in the healthcare industry finance field.

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Shannon Lepper, PT, MHS, CBIS

Chief Operating Officer

Shannon Lepper, MHS, PT, CBIS, Chief Operating Officer, has dedicated 30 years to Ability KC with invaluable experience across teams during her time including Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services and the Driving Program. Shannon’s depth of expertise and knowledge has been critical in executing strategic direction for the success of Ability KC with continual program improvements to address the demand for services across the continuum of care and spectrum of disability.

She is an engaged member of the Metropolitan Community College Physical Therapy Assistant advisory board, American Physical Therapy Association, and has provided valuable contributions to the MS Achievement Center board during her career.  Shannon’s caring dedication to Ability KC’s mission is represented in her leadership from operations to culture. She is most proud of the welcoming environment, and sense of community created at Ability KC for those we serve and our team of experts.

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Janet Padley, MSEd, CBIS

Chief Impact Officer

Janet Padley, Chief Impact Officer, has 35 years of experience in rehabilitation and education services and has been a leader in program development. She is actively involved in advocating for the need for pediatric rehabilitation services for families and educating the community, referral organizations, and providers on the importance of finding the right placement for children in the continuum of care.

She is a surveyor of medical rehabilitation for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is an active member of the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Community Disaster Resiliency Network.  She has provided leadership in achieving consecutive CARF re-accreditation for Ability KC in the pediatric programs for the past 21 years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in special education from the University of Kansas.

Medical Directors

Brad Steinle, MD | Director of Adult Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services | St. Luke’s Health System

Nicole McCartan, MD | Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services | Children’s Mercy Hospital

Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP | Director of Neuropsychology, Developmental, and Behavioral Health Services | Ability KC

Brad Steinle, MD | Director of Adult Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services | St. Luke’s Health System

Nicole McCartan, MD | Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services | Children’s Mercy Hospital

Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP | Director of Neuropsychology, Developmental & Behavioral Health Services | Ability KC

2022 Board of Directors

Jeanne Sosland | Board Chair

Jean Kiene | Vice Chair

Sarah Pence | Immediate Past Chair

Seth Baker | Secretary

Jim Clay | Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Bonnie Pearson | Development & Marketing Committee Chair

Bob Jackson, MD | Strategic Planning & Quality Assurance Committee Chair

Theresa Levings | Children’s Center Campus Liaison

Sara Gude | Governance Committee Chair

Bob Dunn

Doug Elmer

George Guastello, II

Patrick Hosty

Lauri Jones

Connie Kamps

Siabhan May-Washington, Ed.D.

George Parkins II, MD

Lindsey Roy

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