Our mission is to provide services for people with disabilities so that they are able to lead self-directed lives and to educate the general public about disability-related topics in order to promote a barrier free community.

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Updated 7/17/18

Board Officers:

Julia Chalker, President

Joyce Tepley, Vice President 

Patt Bourland, Secretary 

Gordon Meredith, Treasurer 

Board Members:

Margot Dickey, Ph.D. 

Carla Forman, Board Member Emeritus,  

Sylvia Hodgins 

Larry Hughes

Brooke Lewis

Robert Petty 

Joe Rivas 

Sarah Rose, Ph.D.

Jose Santos 

David Saunders 

Abu Yilla, Ph.D.

Emeritus Council Members:

Penny Acrey

Maria Bean 

Pat Nehr

Barbara Nwaigbo