Molly Holsapple


Molly Holsapple has spent a career and lifetime as an advocate and implementer of quality supports for employment and a full life for persons with disabilities, primarily persons with developmental disabilities.  Over more than 40 years, she has been a leader in the systems improvement that has helped expand individual’s opportunities from an institution to the community, from a workshop to community individualized employment, from slot based to true person centered services through policy change, rate reform, the development of Oregon’s brokerage system, and support for interagency and broad based collaboration and problem solving while working at a community nonprofit, county and/or state levels within VR and/or  DD in Oregon and Virginia.  Since retirement in 2012, Molly has assisted WISE, provider organizations and government agencies in policy analysis, staff training, messaging and storytelling in support of Employment First.