Thomas Beattie Named AbleLight Area Vice President in Kansas and Missouri

Beattie joins a mission-based organization to help people with developmental disabilities thrive.

Milwaukee – Thomas Beattie, a seasoned leader, has been named Area Vice President for AbleLight’s Kansas and Missouri operations. In this role, he will have full accountability for operations to help people with developmental disabilities in Missouri and Kansas thrive. 

Beattie is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience working with and leading programs that support people through personal challenges and health related needs. Most recently he was Executive Director/CEO for an organization offering assisted living and memory care services and prior to that he held a similar role at an organization offering long term care for individuals with developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s and other comorbidities. 

“Thomas’s experience aligns nicely with AbleLight’s focus to help people with developmental disabilities live full and empowered lives by providing safe and loving housing, education and more. I have no doubt he will make an immediate positive impact with the people we support in Kansas and Missouri and their families,” said Keith Jones, AbleLight President and CEO. 

“I believe and share AbleLight’s mission,” Beattie stated. “I consider myself very fortunate to be able to combine my personal passion and professional work to help make this world a brighter place.” 

Beattie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. 


About AbleLight 

AbleLight is a national leader in pioneering life-changing services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive. Founded in 1904 in Wisconsin as a Christian mission, AbleLight promotes independence and inclusion across the U.S. through comprehensive and individualized supports that include housing, employment, spiritual life and much more. For details, go to, like our Facebook page and follow us on LinkedIn.