Promoting independence and equality with the right people

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The Independent Living Resource Center is a Peer-to-Peer, Consumer Controlled organization. We believe that people with disabilities are their own best advocates and we are passionate about disability rights. At least 51% of our staff are people with disabilities who have experienced the discrimination, prejudice and physical/social barriers you may be experiencing right now. We draw on our own personal and professional experience in overcoming these barriers to support you in achieving your goals for independence.

We Are The Independent Living Resource Center

Executive Team

Michael Murphy, Executive Director
Kate Unna, Deputy Director
Gil Yildiz, Chief Financial Officer of ILRC / CEO of Colorado Operations
Angela Ekofo, PhD, CPA

Administrative Staff

Viola Lujan, Operations Manager
Mary Armijo, Office Assistant
Rosa Mirabal, Receptionist
Tina Baldonado, Reimbursement Specialist
Carolyn Griego, Reimbursement Specialist
Frances Hayes, Reimbursement Specialist
Dee Jure, Reimbursement Specialist
GuruAmrit Smith, Special Projects Coordinator

Independent Living Program Staff

Main Office
Dave Arms, Independent Living Specialist
Kate Bennett, Independent Living Specialist
Lynda Hayes, Independent Living Specialist & Architect
Sue Haugen, Independent Living Specialist
Tim Molina, Independent Living Specialist
Ricardo Ortega, Independent Living Specialist
Denise Mathes, Independent Living Contracts Specialist
Albert Deimer, Access Design Specialist

Socorro Office
Sandra Sandoval, Independent Living Specialist
TJ Chester, Independent Living Specialist

East Area – Moriarty – Melody Ranch Plaza Office
Peter Clahr, Independent Living Specialist
Ramona Floyd, Independent Living Specialist

Alamogordo Office
Esther Hein, Independent Living Specialist
Barbara Baker, Independent Living Specialist

Attendant Services Program Staff

Main Office
Nancy Klukas, Attendant Services Program Director (Directed)
Chris Parra, Attendant Services Program Director (Delegated)
Sarah Lucero, Attendant Services Program Administrative Assistant
Andrea Baker, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Suzanne Ogbu, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Amanda Sofio, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Alma Yanez, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Joe Vigil, Attendant Services Program Specialist

East Area – Moriarty – Melody Ranch Plaza Office
Tina Carrillo, Attendant Services Program Specialist

Alamogordo Office
John Whitehurst, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Sashiel Pina, Attendant Services Program Specialist
Alexandra Beaver, Attendant Service Program Administrator

The Independent Living Resource Center does not discriminate with regard to disability, race, color, national origin, ancestry, culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family status, or gender identification in its services or hiring practices.

Talk to Us

Should you have further questions about our agency and services, do not hesitate to contact us.