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GCDSE Staff Members

Richard Sanders


Richard Sanders
Program Coordinator

richard.sanders@alaska.gov
Phone:(907) 269-5703
Fax: (907) 269-8995

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Rich Sanders has worked in the field of disability services since 1985.  He is currently employed as staff to the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education and is the State Lead Disability Resource Coordinator for the Disability Employment Initiative.  He worked for the State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation from 1991 to 2002 in a variety of capacities including case management, vocational evaluation, and work incentives projects.  Just prior to accepting his current position with the Council this year he was the Program Manager and lead Assistive Technology Specialist with the state’s contractor for the Tech Act project, Assistive Technology of Alaska.  Prior to his current role, he served as Program Coordinator for the Alaska Works Initiative and the StartUp Alaska Customized Self Employment grant.  He has a dual major Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and Human Services from Alaska Pacific University and an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate from the University of Cal State Northridge.