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Lewton named new Director of Services for People with Disabilities at LSI

Des Moines, Iowa— Cody Lewton has been named the new Director of Services for People with Disabilities at Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI).

In his new role, Cody will oversee LSI’s daily and hourly Supported Community Living (SCL), and Respite Care programming.

“I’m so excited to begin this new position, and I feel honored that I get to be involved in so many people’s lives on a daily basis,” Cody says. “It’s the most rewarding part to me, whether it’s supporting an employee, or it’s helping an individual so they can stay in their home and live the life they want in their community.”

Cody first began working at LSI in 2012, when he started as a Regional Coordinator for LSI’s hourly SCL services. He moved on to become Statewide Manager of SCL and Respite care services. Prior to working at LSI, Cody served as a Site and Shift Supervisor at ChildServe, and as a Direct Support Professional at Mayors Youth Empowerment Program. Cody holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa.

“We are so excited to have Cody in this new role at LSI,” says Bill Kallestad, Vice President of Programs and Services. “He has a demonstrated track record of valuing and developing our staff, and utilizing his passion for our mission.”

In his new position, Cody hopes to explore new service delivery options, provide more training opportunities for staff, and continue to improve the service line’s business outcomes.

“I see our Services for People with Disabilities being the service provider of choice across Iowa, and a leader in the field of disabilities and mental health care delivery,” Cody says.

In his free time, Cody enjoys being at home with his wife and three sons, going to the park, and watching Hawkeye football and Cubs baseball.

LSI is one of Iowa's largest human services agencies and impacts tens of thousands of Iowans annually through child abuse prevention, services for families and youth in crisis, services for people with disabilities, refugee services and disaster response. LSI is nationally accredited and serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientations. To learn more, visit Join us on Facebook at

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