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Independent Living Centers across the country are community-based organizations by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. This means that more than 50% of CIL’s staff and board of directors members are persons with significant disabilities. It’s important to us that we have lived experience that resonates with the community we serve. Meet our team!

Staff Members

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Adelene Miranda

Community Engagement Program Manager
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Alex Le

Accounting Coordinator
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Alexander Sing

Information and Referral Specialist
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Ash Alunan

Youth Programs Coordinator
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Camiel Hayes

Youth Programs Coordinator
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Christina Leffmann

Acquired Disability Support Group Lead
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Ciara Lovelace

Independent Living Counselor
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Eddie Ly

Grant Accounting Manager
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Emma Martin

Program Director
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Fox Machado

Caregiver Support & Advocacy Coordinator
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Henry Maeko

Emergency Preparedness Outreach and Training Coordinator
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Huong Nguyen

Director of Operations
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Janet Brown

Housing Advocate
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Janice Tone

Senior and Aging Engagement Facilitator
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Jessica Lehman

Transitions Facilitator
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Jillian Gibbons

Independent Living Skills Counselor
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Jody Rivera

Office Coordinator
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John Benson

Residential Access Coordinator
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Joni Walsh

Medical Advocate
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Kacei Conyers

Community Living Program Manager
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Kerry McKee

Youth Outreach Coordinator
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Laurence Carew

Computer Training and Technology Support Coordinator
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Max Dolane

Housing Advocate
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Michai Freeman

Systems Change Advocate
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Morgan Kanninen

Assistive Technology Coordinator
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Nagisa Smalheiser

Media & Comms Manager
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Natalie Maxwell

Transportation Specialist
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Owen Kent

Interim Executive Director
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Patricia (Tricia) Espinosa

Fiscal Review Analyst
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Rachel Beasley

Data Specialist
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Rhonda Davis

Volunteer Coordinator
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Robin Earth

Independent Living Services Program Manager
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Sara Kershnar

Development Director
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Sheela Gunn-Cushman

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
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Shelby Bertolozzi

Executive Administrative & Organizational Assistant
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Theancy Galland

Receptionist
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Walter Chinchilla

Chief Information Officer

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