Important Message: Offices closed due to COVID-19.

Our People

Our Board

Amrita Patel

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library

Anita Baker

Vice President
AB Interpreting

Letitia Jordan

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library

Tony Ansaldo

Director of Architecture (Retired), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

James Davis, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans

Rick Griffiths

Superior Scales, Inc

Robert Hooe


Monte Murphy

Carolina Family Alliance

Mark Owens


Xuan Truong

Blumenthal Performing Arts

Our Staff

Cherine Bentley

Youth Transitions Coordinator


Lydia Cosgrove



Joe Gentry

Transportation Coordinator


Paul Horton



Richard Klamm

Peer Mentor


Marty Musser

Advocacy Coordinator


Julia Sain

Executive Director



Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Disability Rights & Resources has closed our offices to the public until we can safely re-open. Our staff is still available during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) by phone and email. Our phone number is (704) 537-0550.

As we know, many people with disabilities and chronic illness are more vulnerable to COVID-19. We are asking people to do everything they can to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others, especially wearing a mask and maintaining distance from other people. The National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) has continually updating resources and information relevant to people with disabilities and the broader community, and you can view that at Here are some links for the most up-to-date information for each county in our service area, as well as statewide and national:

Mecklenburg County | Gaston County | Union County | Cabarrus County | Statewide Information | National Information

The health and safety of our consumers and our staff is too precious to risk, and we encourage everyone to take care of themselves and take care of each other in this difficult time by wearing facemasks in public, practicing proper handwashing, and social distancing. As always, call us if you are in need of our services: (704) 537-0550. We will continue to do our best to help you in whatever way we safely can.