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2019 Annual Report


Then and Now: Access Living’s Legacy of Impact

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019

We Are Access Living…

A center of service, advocacy, and social change for people with disabilities led and run by a majority of people with disabilities in Chicago.

We ignite disability power and pride, provide critical services so that disabled people can live independently, and break down systemic barriers to create a stronger, more inclusive society.

We envision a world free from barriers and discrimination – where disability is a respected and natural part of the human experience and people with disabilities are included and valued.

You can view our 2019 annual report through the navigation along the left-hand side of this page, or you can download it from under ‘Resources.’

Our Board of Directors


  • AndrĂ©s J. Gallegos, Esq.
    • Board Chair
      • Robbins, Salomon, and Patt, Ltd.
  • John Schmidt
    • Vice-Chair
      • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Kent Klaus
    • Treasurer
      • DePaul University
  • Felicia Rauls
    • Secretary
      • Mesirow Financial
  • Doug Dobmeyer
    • Program Committee Chair
  • Kristin Weaver
    • Resource Development Committee Chair
      • The Northern Trust
  • Ben Lumicao
    • Nominating & Board Development Chair
      • Allstate
  • Members
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Kurt Schulenburg
    • EY
  • Tara John
    • BMO
  • Maury Fantus*
  • Cliff Weber*
  • Will Haffner
  • Kevin Fritz
    • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Elliot Roth, MD
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Joan Wolfensberger, PhD
  • Ken Bennett
  • Tuyet Le
  • Neil Hartigan
  • ShaRhonda Dawson
  • Shari Runner
    • The Humanity Institute
  • Wilson Mantilla
    • Peoples Gas
  • Zak Kordik, MD
    • Modern Mental Health and Foundations Recovery Network
  • Mark Owen
    • RxAdvance