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Debe Fults
Executive Director

Debe has served as Executive Director of the dRC since 2005, after serving in other staff positions. She is a member of several local professional and community organizations. She has two children (one who is living independently with a disability) and two grandchildren. 

 

Seth Whitten                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deputy Director  

Seth grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and is deeply committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003, and began working for a non-profit employment services organization in Harrisonburg. Seth’s personal journey, marked by becoming an amputee at the age of 14, sparked his passion for advocacy and empowerment. From his early work in employment services, to assisting individuals with managing personal care programs in Boston, MA, to his work as a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature, Seth has consistently championed independence and inclusion.

 

Morsal Azizi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Office Manager   

Morsal is a highly motivated, Confident, dynamic Afghan girl. She has done ¬†her school in Ghazni , Afghanistan and has a¬† Bachelor¬† degree¬† From Bangalore University , India through a competitive round of scholarship ICCR ¬†in addition she¬† has a diploma of International Affairs and Diplomacy¬† from Indian Institute of Governance and Leadership ‚Äď Delhi , India .Morsal became a Cultural Diversity Ambassador of Afghanistan In Mumbai India in 2018 .¬†She has worked as an executive member with FISAB (Federation of international students association Bangalore) , as an English language teacher and Deputy Coordinator with Lincoln learning Center in Ghazni Afghanistan¬† known as American Corners , in addition she has worked with American Councils ¬†for International Education. She Moved to U.S.A in 2021 and started working with African community Services in Minneapolis MN After moving to Virginia she ¬†serves dRC as an Office manager .

Deborah Lately
Advocacy Director

I volunteered for the dRC prior to being hired as the dRC’s Advocacy Director. My background is in human resources and my interest is in legislative and self-advocacy. I want to make sure that needed resources for people with disabilities are in place and that people with disabilities know how to access those resources.

 

Brenda Boggs
Personal Attendant Services Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BIO COMING SOON!

 

Sue Moore
Personal Attendant Services Facilitator

I have always had a heart for the elderly and for community supports for those in need. When I moved from Okinawa, Japan, to Fredericksburg with my husband in 2006, I contacted the disAbility Resource Center to volunteer with the dRC’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing department. I had learned sign language in Japan and hoped I could be of help. After a year of volunteering, I came on board as dRC staff working as an administrative assistant to the dRC’s Medicaid facilitators and then became a facilitator. My work at the dRC and the people I visit have intensified my belief in the importance of community supports for people with disabilities and seniors. In addition to working at the dRC, I volunteer on the weekends providing hand care and companionship to individuals in assisted living facilities.

 

Luke Dinges
Personal Attendant Services Facilitator
BIO COMING SOON!

 

Grace Marshall
Community Integration Specialist

I began working at the disAbility Resource Center in 2001 and received my Paraprofessional Counselor Certification in 1999. As a person with a disability, I found it to be a perfect position, allowing me to go through the journey of exploration with people who have found themselves lost because of a disability. I personally know the confusion and fear that comes with the new reality of disability. Helping people to learn new ways to do old things through counseling, advocacy and information is my passion.

 

Chris McBride                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Community Integration Specialist

I have been a resident of the Fredericksburg area since 2002 and began working at the disAbility Resource Center in 2023. As a disabled veteran, I have had the opportunity to volunteer as a peer mentor, helping other veterans to overcome many of the same physical and mental health disabilities that I’ve struggled with. I also have a strong passion and desire to work with the youth in our community, and eagerly look forward to supporting them in my current role. I’m excited to be a member of such a wonderful group of individuals that believe in service to others, and to serve my local community through counseling and advocacy.

 

Paula Shaver
Community Integration Specialist

I am a Registered Nurse with a disability, and I began work at the disAbility Resource Center in November 2021.  I help people locate needed resources, and work with them to meet their independent living goals.  I have been working with people with disabilities since 1983 and truly enjoy helping however I can.  My husband and I moved to VA in 2002 from the Buffalo, NY area.  I enjoy playing games on my computer, shopping, eating out, and just being around people.

Carlafrances Jones
Community Integration Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BIO COMING SOON!

Diann Drew                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deaf & Heard of Hearing Support Specialist

I have been with the dRC for over a decade. Myself, and my service dog, Kato, provide information to consumers seeking assistance with acquiring a service dog. I currently serve as President of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Rappahannock Chapter.

Seth Dinges
Front Desk
BIO COMING SOON!

 

James Rapp
Billing Clerk

I graduated from Spotsylvania High School and went to Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center to learn accounting skills. After my time at Woodrow, I volunteered at several places including the disAbility Resource Center. My volunteer position at the dRC turned into a part-time staff position and now I work as a Medicaid billing/data entry clerk. I am a graduate of the Virginia Partners in Policymaking program.

 

Eric Barnes
Equipment Connection Manager

Hello there! My name is Eric Barnes and I oversee the disAbility Resource Centers durable medical equipment re-use program, The Equipment Connection. When I’m not busy repairing and cleaning wheelchairs and walkers I enjoy cooking fiery foods that bring summertime to the belly of the consumer. I also enjoy hiking, jogging, hunting, and heading to the range to keep my retired United States Army Infantry eyes sharp!

 

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