Beginning today, Shelly May is the director of the Community Developmental Disabilities Organization for Johnson County. May has worked in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities field for 27 years.
During her career, May has served multiple roles as a service provider, targeted case manager, volunteer guardian, state licensing and quality assurance coordinator, public policy liaison, grants manager, and disability advocate. Most recently, May was the Employment/Day Pathways Facilitator at LifeShare where she worked on increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
May was also the statewide coordinator for Project SEARCH in Kansas. Project SEARCH is a one-year, school-to-work program for young adults with IDD.
As the director of Johnson County’s CDDO, May will lead a team of 12 who are responsible for providing a single point of entry for people seeking IDD services and supports. These services include day supports, residential supports, respite overnight care and targeted case management.
“I have a passion for connecting individuals and families with community based services and supports, and am very excited to join the Johnson County CDDO, which does a tremendous job of ensuring residents benefit from customer-driven quality services,” said May.
May replaces former Johnson County CDDO director Tim Wood, currently executive director of InterHab Inc., Kansas’ state association for IDD service and support providers.