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Dennis Borel with Suzonne Kakoolaki

Dennis Borel, Project Director

Age: 50
Nationality: USA
Home Location: Austin, TX
Occupation: Executive Director, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

As Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Dennis is frequently called on for research, policy analysis and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. He serves on advisory groups to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs and was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the State Independent Living Council. He has successfully advocated for positive change in government policy and practice in employment, transportation, housing, health care and architectural barriers to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.

Dennis has twenty years' experience as a senior manager of nonprofit organizations, during which time his programs have received numerous state recognitions and national awards from HUD, the Points of Light Foundation, the New York Interactive Film Festival and the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. He is a former high school teacher and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Dennis and his wife Sue live in Austin with their three children.

Phone: 512-478-3366

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