Please Let Me Introduce Myself . . .
My name is Julie Espinoza, Skills Specialist at the REACH of Plano CIL in North Texas. I will be completing Diana Garrett's Region 6 term as she has begun new opportunities and will be missed with NCIL and with Dynamic Independence CIL in Oklahoma. Her shoes will be hard to fill!
I am honored to be able to represent Region 6 as I know firsthand that CILS are unique community treasures for people with disabilities. I have 27 years experience with the IL Movement and have served with the Texas State Independent Living Councils' Health & Fitness Program Advisory Council, NCIL's Sub-committee on Violence & Abuse Against People with Disabilities, ADAPT of Texas, Coalition of Texan's with Disabilities and many various other committees and projects. I have been at REACH of Plano since it opened 6 years ago and was with the REACH of Dallas office prior to that. I am a Social Worker, a person with a significant disability, a mother, grandmother & I love travel, art and politics.