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

Deputy Executive Director

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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Denise Ellison

Chief Operations Officer

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

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Chris Masey

Advocacy Director

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 remains at the forefront, promoting positive and sustainable change. Read full bio

 

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Laura Perna

Communications Director

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

 

A young woman in black glasses smiles broadly at the cameraJennifer Bracy

Development Specialist

In her development role, Jennifer does research, promotes CTD through events, writes grants, and more.
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A bearded man smiles placidly at the camera.Kittrick Cuny

CDS Director

Kit assists his colleagues with special projects and assignments that fall out of the normal day-to-day operations of the Coalition. 
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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.
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CDS Payroll Specialist