Our Staff

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Dennis Borel

Executive Director

Since 2000, Dennis is frequently called upon for research, policy analysis, and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. Read full bio

 

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Chase Bearden

Director of Advocacy & Community Organizing

Chase is called upon for research, policy analysis, and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. Read full bio

 

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Laura Perna

Director of Communications

Laura manages CTD's communications, including reports and member outreach, as well as co-coordinates the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition, which she founded in 2010. Read full bio

 

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William Greer

Film Festival Director

William began working with CTD as a volunteer in 2003 and has since joined the full time staff. He founded the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival in 2004. Read full bio

 

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Susie Angel

Editor & Research Specialist

Susie edits CTD's monthly newsletter, co-coordinates the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition, and heads up CTD's research department. Read full bio

 

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Chris Masey

Public Policy Specialist

Chris joins the advocacy team to focus on issues that affect Texans with disabilities, including employment, education, and economic self-sufficiency.  Read full bio

 

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Tiffany Williams, LMSW

Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

Tiffany considers herself a social worker first and a policy analyst second- ensuring that the impact of policy on people with disabilities remain at the forefront in order to promote positive and sustainable policy change. Read full bio

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Denise Ellison

Chief Operations Officer

CTD's day-to-day operations fall upon the desk of Denise Ellison. Read full bio

 

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Rosie Williams

CDS Payroll Specialist

Rosie brings exceptional organizational skills and a commitment to outstanding customer service to the CTD/ CDS Division. Read full bio

 

 

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Dyanna Matthews

CDS Payroll Specialist

Dyanna bring years of accounting experience and a committment to accuracy to the CDS team. Read full bio

 

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Erin Moore

CDS Claims Specialist

Erin analyses and processes CDS Medicare/ Medicaid claims; she also educates the CDS staff on authorizations and coding for HMOs. Read full bio

 

 

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CDS Claims Analyst

Kitt assists his colleagues with special projects and assignments that fall out of the normal day-to-day operations of the Coalition. Read full bio