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Liberty Resources Board of Directors


Cassie James Holdsworth

Cassie Holdsworth

Cassie was a young girl involved with DIA when the proposal was written for what is now called ‘Liberty Resources.’ She felt a strong need for an Independent Living movement, since most of what she knew about being disabled, she learned from other disabled people. She has been involved with ADAPT for 30 years. Most of her work experience was at Liberty Resources. She was working at Action AIDS when Bob Michaels asked her to return to LRI to develop clustered living. Later, Cassie served as the Director of CIL Services and, afterwards as the Director of National Policy. Due to health issues, she has since stopped working. Cassie continues to support the CIL by serving on the Board of Directors and aims to attend one national action a year with ADAPT. She continues to learn much of what she needs to know from the Disabled Community. "I love working with the newer activists, as I know the future is in their hands."

Michael Bencrowsky, Chair
Cassie James Holdsworth, Vice Chair
Stephen Kibbe, Treasurer
James Goodwin, Secretary
James Curran
Aiko Dorr-Dorynek
Thomas Earle, CEO
Brandon Ezekiel
Stephen Gold
Sarita Kimble
Eric McNeil
Evan Moores
Jerry Morelli
Brenda Pedro
Iva Peterson
Jimmi Shrode
Deborah Russell
Erik von Schmetterling
Marsha Thrower
Joseph Yaskin
Theresa Yates, Member at Large

LRI Board Meetings are free and open to the public. They are held every other month at 801 Arch Street, 6th Floor, Wade Blank Room (unless otherwise noted) Click here to access LRI's Calendar of Events to find out when upcoming Board Meetings are scheduled.

If you are interested in becoming a member of LRI's Board of Directors, please download, complete, and submit a version of the Board Application:

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Mission Statement
Liberty Resources, Philadelphia’s Center for Independent Living, advocates with disabled people, individually and collectively, to ensure our civil rights and equal access to all aspects of life in the community.