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Board of Directors

Our organizational rules require 51% of our staff and board of directors to be be people with disabilities. We're "peers," not just "providers."

This gives us an advantage in providing services and resources to people with disabilities. We are highly motivated to take a personal interest in the people we help. We are committed to empowering them by identifying and obtaining housing, employment, medical care, and assistive technologies. We are passionate advocates for removing barriers to full involvement in their community.

Mark Manning

Board President
Dr. Mark Manning is a retired military officer who served with the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. He became the Commanding Officer in Desert Storm over the same unit with the Marine...
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Dr. Marissa Barrientos

CWDR Board Member,
Dr. Marissa Barrientos is a chemist and currently teaches at Central Washington University. She has a passion for serving her community and is thrilled to have found an opportunity to help by serving on...
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Shannon Dawson

I have my formal education from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor in Arts. I grew up in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and seems to be full circle in my 2010 graduation from the prestigious university...
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