April Dawson comes to CCDA from the Resources for Independent Living (RIL) where she previously served as Executive Director. RIL is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the socioeconomic independence of people with disabilities through peer-supported, consumer-directed independent living services and advocacy. Prior to RIL, April led nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay area and in the state of Oregon. She currently holds the position of Executive Director for the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA)
In addition to her executive director duties, she has served in leadership roles on the Sacramento County Continuum of Care Advisory Board, Sacramento Regional Transit Mobility Advisory Committee, the Mayors’ Climate Commission, and the California Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities.