Meet Our Team

Heather Cowan – Director
Heather Cowan has more than 14 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, including providing ABA therapy, residential management, employment support, program leadership and transition services. She has been an advocate and leader in the field of disability services in the St. Louis area. Heather has created and facilitated trainings for area school districts on job-coaching strategies and self-determination for people with disabilities. She graduated from Maryville University with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership. Heather joined the Center in 2016 as Talent Connect Training Coordinator before starting her role as Director of Talent Connect in 2017. As Director of Talent Connect, Heather works to broaden disability and inclusion programs into St. Louis’ manufacturing and distribution industry by assisting businesses with disability training and helping guide them to provide fully inclusive environments.

Kevin Corrigan – Site Coordinator
Kevin Corrigan received his bachelor's in finance and economics from Rockhurst College. After a career in sales for 13 years, he decided to pursue his passion of helping those in need. He has worked for various non-profits including Operation Food Search as a food donation coordinator, MERS-Goodwill as a program manager and Academy of St. Louis, a school for children with autism, where he became certified as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) trainer. Kevin joined Talent Connect in 2016. He works to provide on-site support and training to the trainees and also assists the other workers at a company to adjust to an inclusive work environment.

Michael Ratliff – Site Coordinator
Michel Ratliff received his bachelor's in education, emphasizing in physical education and special education, from Southeast Missouri State University. Michael spent four years as a special education teacher before joining the Center for Head Injury Services in early 2017. He started as a Community Supports Instructor, helping young adults attain the skills necessary to live independently, and then moved to the Talent Connect team.

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