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Maya J. Harris Coordinator of Vocational Studies

mayaMaya J. Harris B.A., M.A., CRC will serve as the Coordinator of Vocational Studies in the SUCCEED Program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Kentucky State University, in Frankfort, Ky, as well as a Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, from Maryville University.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who is passionate about assisting individuals with disabilities gain independent living skills. Prior to employment at UMSL, Maya served as the Employment Transition Service Manager at Paraquad.  In that position, she managed two Summer Work Experience Programs funded by the Productive Living Board and Vocational Rehabilitation. Maya brings experience in assisting high school students transition from school to competitive employment.  Her past experience includes working at a Supportive Community Living agency, as the Director of the Kids P.E.A.C.E. Program at Community Choices Unlimited, in Frankfort, Ky.  


Andrew Johnson Kliethermes, Coordinator of Transition

andrewAndrew Johnson Kliethermes serves as the Coordinator of Transition. With over 10 years of experience in business management, employee training, and sales, Andrew applies his experience building strong relationships with SUCCEED Partners.

Prior to joining SUCCEED; Andrew was an Employment Advisor with St Louis Arc. There he was able to collaborate with a leading team; Special School District, Vocational Rehabilitation, SSM St Mary’s Health Center, and St Louis Arc to help facilitate a pilot Vocational Skills Employment Training Program, or V-SET, complete its second year. From 2003 through 2009, Andrew was the General Manager of Cherry Street Bar and Grill, and part of the management team of several salons. Throughout his management career Andrew excelled at employment training, as well as managing over 60 employees.  

Andrew holds his Bachelors in Business Administration, and is continuing his education with University of Missouri–St. Louis – with studies in Higher Ed. 



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