Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton & Plano Resource Centers on Independent Living


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.

The contents of this website were developed, in part, under grants from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and TX Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The contents of this website do not, however, necessarily represent the policies of HHS and TX HHSC and you should not assume endorsement by either the federal or state government.


Updated 2/12/20

Board Officers

Julia Chalker, President

Gerry Altamirano, Vice President

Paula Margeson, Secretary

Gordon Meredith, Treasurer, Board Member Emeritus

Board Members

Tochia Anikwe

Carla Forman, Board Member Emerita

Brooke Lewis

LaShaila Mitchum

Julianna Murray

Cole Pettit

Sarah Rose

Jose Santos

Zuleika Taylor

Timothy Upshaw

Abu Yilla

Emeritus Council Members

Maria Bean, inspection specialist, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Irving

Patt Bourland, Secretary, Program Support staff at ARCIL-IL Services in Carrollton

Pat Nehr, Disability Advocate, retired UPS employee living in Dallas