April joined Resources For Independent Living (RIL) as Executive Director in August 2018. April’s first exposure to the independent living movement came when she was a Youth Leadership Forum delegate. April started her professional ILC career as an Independent Living Advocate for Disability Services and Legal Center, eventually becoming their Advocacy Director. During this time April was an active peer mentor with the YO! Disabled and Proud program and YLF. Prior to assuming her role with RIL, April served as Executive Director of two disability focused organizations in California and Oregon.
April is a native of Windsor, CA. April is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Liberal Studies. When not working April enjoys taking day trips with her husband Paul and her dog, Sammie.