CCL plans merge with Easter Seals Capper

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By Shane Farley
April 1, 2014 - 11:33:40 am

Winfield-based Creative Community Living - a provider of care for the developmentally disabled - has announced plans to merge with Topeka-based Easter Seals Capper Foundation.

The move will be effective July 1 of this year.

In south-central Kansas, the new organization will operate as Easter Seals Capper Foundation, formerly CCL. Currently, CCL operates homes for the care of the developmentally disabled in Winfield, Ark City and El Dorado.

Easter Seals Capper is a state-licensed provider of service for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

CCL will have two current members of its board join the Easter Seals Capper board, according to a written statement. A press conference to discuss the merger is scheduled for this afternoon in Winfield.

Linda Misasi, CCL’s executive director, will join Easter Seals Capper’s senior management team as vice president of adult services for south-central Kansas. Jim Leiker will continue as president and CEO for Easter Seals Capper.

“This merger unites two organizations to be stronger and better together with a commitment to quality services while enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities,” John Dietrick, chairman of the board of trustees for Easter Seals Capper, said.

The move also gives the organizations opportunity for future growth and fund-development opportunities.

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