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Our Leadership Team

Willows Way is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that is directed by an experienced administrative team and an active Board of Directors.

Our vision and mission is to serve those men and women in our community who are challenged with intellectual or physical disabilities.  You can learn more about our organization's activities by reviewing our annual report.


Joy Steele
Executive Director

Meet Joy Steele

Many of you may already know Joy. She has served as our Assistant Executive Director for the past eight years, but here are a few important details you may not know about Joy. Driven to help and advocate for others, at the age of 16 she accepted a direct support staff member position in a group home. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Fontbonne University in St Louis, Missouri, and continued her education, receiving a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University -Purdue University. Before joining Willows Way in 2005, Joy led St Louis Effort For AIDS as their Executive Director.


Neil Cassmeyer
Director of Finance
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Tom Bay


Tom Bay
Director of Programs
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Becky Yarbrough
Director of HR & Quality
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