Staff Highlights

Access Living offers a diverse and dynamic array of service, advocacy and legal programs. A majority of the individuals who staff these programs are people with disabilities. This page highlights Access Living staff members, their experience, and the work they do at Access Living.
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Access Living Expands Its Outreach Efforts with New Initiatives

By Kevin Cosgrove

Marca Bristo, President & CEO: BIO

Activist Beto Barrera Retires from Access Living After 25 Years

By Kevin Cosgrove

Access Living organizer wins Justin Dart Award from CCDI

By Kevin Cosgrove

Community organizer finds new experiences, new allies, and access issues in Colombia

By Khadejaa Glass

Feature story about Michelle Garcia’s trip to Bogota, Colombia. Michelle is the Cambiando Vidas Community Organizer for Access Living.

Marca Bristo selected for 2014 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award Honoree

Access Living is thrilled to announce that President & CEO Marca Bristo was named a 2014 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards winner.

Spotlight on Juan Rivera: I & R Staff Associate

Juan Rivera is one of six Staff Associates at Access Living. This story highlights his work and interests as an Access Living Intern

Staff Associate hopes to pursue legal career

Jason Draper is one of six staff associates at Access Living. This story features his work as an intern.

Access Living Leader recognized for his housing advocacy efforts

Beto Barrera was recently honored at the Metropolitan Tenants’ Organizations (MTO) Renters’ Spring Celebration. MTO presented Beto a “Tenant Champion” Award for his work on behalf of people with disabilities who face housing discrimination and for his work to expand fair housing laws.

Staff Associate focused on the future and the rights of people with disabilities

Josie Newson has been working at Access Living since November of 2012. Though she has been on staff for a relatively short time, she is not a stranger to the disability community and disability advocacy, particularly within the mental health community.

Independence positions Access Living advocate to give back to the community

A profile of Access Living Staff Associate Gregory Roach.
By Access Living Public Relations Intern Rachel Patterson

Access Living Grants Manager pursues professional development at San Diego Conference

Access Living congratulates Jason X. Gilmore, the organization’s Manager of Foundation and Government Grants, for his Chamberlain Scholarship Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago .

Staff Associate empowered by disability community and disability leaders

Willie Rolling is one of six staff associates now working at Access Living through a program with Illinois Vocational Rehabilitation Services. This is a profile of Willie and his work at Access Living
Housing Services

Policy analyst tackles the lack of affordable, accessible housing

A profile of Access Living Housing Policy Analyst, Terence Simms by Public Relations Intern Rachel Patterson