Disability Rights California Executive Director - Open Position

It has been a privilege to serve as Disability Rights California’s (DRC) Executive Director for more than 25 years and to be part of the disability rights movement for more than 40 years.  It is time to transition to the next chapter of my life and toward that end, I am working with DRC’s Board on a succession and recruitment plan. 

Announcement

Disability Rights California
Executive Director - Open Position
A note from: Catherine Blakemore, DRC Executive Director

It has been a privilege to serve as Disability Rights California’s (DRC) Executive Director for more than 25 years and to be part of the disability rights movement for more than 40 years.  It is time to transition to the next chapter of my life and toward that end, I am working with DRC’s Board on a succession and recruitment plan. 

Over the past 40 years, DRC has become the nation’s largest disability rights advocacy organization; has expanded its capacity to serve California’s diverse disability communities using an array of interconnected strategies; and has taken on cutting-edge issues that positively impact not only California but the nation. I know that these achievements have been possible because of the incredibly talented DRC staff, the leadership of DRC’s Board and our effective collaborations with many of you. 

DRC is an incredibly strong and effective organization, and will continue to achieve great outcomes.

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new Disability Rights Executive Director.  During this transition period, our priority is to find the best individual to lead DRC.  DRC’s Board has hired the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG), a non-profit consulting firm to help with recruitment and transition.