Sarah Judd, director of Gibbs Center Adult Day Services, and Judy Grainger, vice president of programs
1719 Southridge Dr.
Motivated, Experienced, Creative
United Cerebral Palsy Heartland was founded in 1953 as the first agency of its kind created to support people with what was then a recently diagnosed developmental disability known as cerebral palsy. Today, UCP Heartland treats most physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, and, of course, cerebral palsy.
Two of Our Shining Stars
Judy Grainger has vast experience in managing and coordinating services; she joined UCP Heartland after serving the Governor’s Council on Disabilities as a disability specialist. In that role, Judy forged relationships with providers throughout the state and brings the collective best practices of every agency to UCP Heartland. Judy is also working in partnership with longtime community supporter Hallie Gibbs to facilitate expansion and cutting-edge renovations to the Gibbs Center, bringing the most current and adaptive technologies for people living with disabilities to UCP Heartland.
Sarah Judd is a Jefferson City native with many years of experience serving people with disabilities. As such, she has a thorough understanding of the provider network and the community. Sarah serves as chairwoman of our annual Wing Ding event, now in its 21st year. After reviewing potential service gaps, Sarah added employment services to the Gibbs Center with the goal of helping people with disabilities find and keep competitive employment within their community. Sarah has a passion for bringing the highest quality services and opportunities to people who are living with disabilities.
UCP Heartland’s future, with the help of employees like Judy and Sarah, is bright with a new branding campaign on the horizon and agency expansion plans throughout the state of Missouri.