Shannon McCracken is a leader when it comes to supporting the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After a decade of experience at the two largest SCL agencies in Kentucky, she made the decision to embrace a new opportunity and start her own company, Commonwealth Case Management. While in the field, Shannon has won numerous national awards and served in multiple leadership positions, most recently with the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP). From November 2009 - 2012, she served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for the KAPP Board of Directors and served as President from 2012-2015. In 2016, KAPP made a significant investment in its future and offered Shannon a full-time position as the State Executive Director. Being so involved has enabled Shannon to stay at the leading edge and have a great understanding of what it takes to support people with disabilities.
Speaking of understanding, Shannon grew up with a family member who led a full, enhanced life through supports in the SCL waiver. As a result of both personal and professional experience, Shannon truly believes the people we support can have choice, personal power, and control of their lives.
Shannon also believes the future of Kentucky’s service system for these most vulnerable citizens is dependent upon STRONG successful providers. She is committed to collaborating with advocacy groups, state agencies and government officials to affect the change needed to ensure the highest quality of disability services possible for Kentuckians.