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Many of us have disabilities, and we are committed to supporting those in the disability community as they learn skills and make connections needed to lead a fulfilling life. We lead with empathy, respect, and treating everyone with dignity. We strongly believe that everyone can learn to be independent enough to eventually be in a position to give back to others.

Mayra Colazo

Executive Director
Mayra Became a member of the Central Washington Disability Resources team in March 2016 performing various administrative duties and assisting with the office organization. Mayra also worked as a Community...
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Terence Paddlety

Program Manager
Terence joined our team in November, 2022 as our Program Manager! He has eighteen years of experience working at a pediatric hospital for developmental disabilities in several capacities beginning with...
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Ashley Elder

Office Assistant
Hello everyone, my name is Ashley Elder, I started at CWDR on July 19th, 2022. I’m the smiling face that you see as you walk in the front door. I am a multitasking country girl; you will see me answering...
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Serena Turney

Office Assistant
Hello! My name is Serena, and I recently joined the Central Washington Disability Resources Team as their office assistant in March of 2024. I am usually the one you will speak to on the phone, or the...
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Dan Witkowski, B.A

Health and Wellness Coordinator
Dan started as an intern at CWDR in June 2011, while completing his bachelor’s degree in recreation management. As recreation manager, he is able to use both his educational background and his experiences...
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Jeannette Ibarra-Ortega

Independent Living Specialist
Hello, my name is Jeannette Ibarra-Ortega. I was hired as the new IL Specialist & Outreach Coordinator here at CWDR in June 2021. I have a lot of background years of customer service and working...
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Juan Mus

Independent Living Specialist 2
My name is Juan M Mus, and I am the newest staff member at CDWR. I attended Shoreline Community College for two years as a Communications Major. I love European literature, soccer, old classic movies,...
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Jennifer Kunce

Independent Living Specialist 3
Hello, my name is Jennifer Kunce. I was hired as the new IL Specialist here at CWDR in June 2023. I have a Law Enforcement background and look forward to applying the skills I learned there...
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Elliott Watkins

Disability Rights Advocate
Elliott Watkins joined our team in May, 2023 as the Youth Transition Coordinator. She recently graduated from Central Washington University with her BA, majoring in media & journalism and minoring...
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Devin Shea

Youth Transition Coordinator
Hello, my name is Devin Shea. I started at CWDR in January of 2024. I am currently a senior at Central Washington University studying to be a middle school STEM teacher.  STEM stands for science technology...
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Madison Wilson

Youth Transition Coordinator 2
Hello, my name is Madison Wilson. I joined the CWDR team in January of 2024 as a Youth Transition Coordinator. I have a background in caregiving as well as advocacy for basic need resources on CWU's...
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Deja Blanchard

Disability Specialist
Hello my name is Deja Blanchard.I joined Central Washington Disability Resources February of 2024, as the Disability Specialist. I have experience working with people with disabilities as a caregiver and...
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