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We are committed to supporting people with disabilities in learning the skills and making the connections they need to lead a fulfilling life. Many of us have disabilities too. We are empathetic, respectful, and treat everyone with dignity. We feel strongly that everyone can learn how to help themselves and then 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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Ashley Elder (Frailey)

Administrative 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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Jeannette Ibarra-Ortega

Independent Living Specialist/ Outreach Coordinator
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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Pierce Obrien

Independent Living Specialist
Hello, My name is Pierce O'Brien. I've joined Central Washington Disability Resources in April of 2023 as an Independent Living Specialist (ILS). I'm not only coming from a background of customer...
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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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Amy Spitznas

Youth Transition Coordinator
Amy Spitznas joined CWDR in 2022 as the Youth Transition Coordinator. She provides Independent Living/Transition Services to students with disabilities by helping them access educational opportunities,...
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Sawyer Stearns

Disability Specialist
Hi everyone, I am Sawyer Stearns and am the Disability Specialist at CWDR. I have just recently graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Life. I have...
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Alivia Richards

ERAP Eligibility Specialist
Alivia started with CWDR in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant, then returned in December 2021 as Intake Specialist. She is currently studying for her Bachelor's in Social Work, and intends to pursue...
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Jinna Parker

ERAP Eligibility Specialist 2
Hello, I became a member of the CWDR team in July of 2022, as an Office Assistant Intern and moved to ERAP Eligibility Specialist 2 in January of 2023. I have personal experience helping people overcome...
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Terence Paddlety

ERAP Intake Specialist 3
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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Reyna Valdovinos

Covid-19 Program Advocate
Hi guys, my name is Reyna Valdovinos. I am an Independent Living Specialist. I am studying at Edmonds College to get my bachelors degree in Computer Science. In my spare time I love going on trips with...
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