Meet the Board of Directors
Dianne Aldrich received a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently the head of public services at the Dixie State University Library. Her professional interests focus on higher education, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and support services for neurodiverse students. She is also a doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Professionally, she serves as the executive board secretary for RRCI and she was appointed by the governor to serve on the Utah State Library Board in 2020. Dianne most recently co-authored a book with her colleague Kathleen Broeder, showcasing Southern Utah’s history through the use of curated pictures from the Dixie State University Library Special Collections vault. She resides in beautiful Southern Utah with her husband.
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Jonathan is originally from Idaho. He moved to La Verkin, Utah in 2014 and has been with RRCI for 5 years. He states, "RRCI has helped me to learn about life skills." Jonathan works at Dixie Nutrition and loves to go places and meet new people. Helping others is important to him. Jonathan loves to travel, ride his three wheels E-bike around his community and go on UTV rides with his dad and family. He also loves to be outdoors camping and hiking. Jonathan loves to advocate for people with disabilities, specifically to help them get around in our community. One way he has advocated for easier travel access, was contacting the City of La Verkin to fix a broken sidewalk so people who use wheelchairs and walkers could safely use the sidewalk.
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Affiliated with the native American tribe, the Dine, Kester brings cultural awareness to the board. His employment plays to his strengths as he specializes in working with Blind and Visually Impaired by conducting Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling for Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Kester has a special interest in intergenerational trauma, effects of colonization, labeling, disability issues, and same sex relations research and practices. Kester represents the voice of the blind community on RRCI’s board of directors.
Adam lives in Cedar City and is married with two children. Adam has been employed with Intermountain Healthcare at Cedar City Hospital for the last six years. Currently serving as the Clinical Operations Manager for the Office of Patient Experience.
He has been working in healthcare for over 25 years. After serving as a Medical Operations Officer in the US Army Reserves, Adam recently retired from the military. Before that, Adam was a full-time MEDEVAC Pilot. During his time as an aviator, he deployed to Afghanistan three times.
His desire to serve had been fueled by his previous service as a Field Medic with the Utah Army Nation Guard. That service included a mobilization with the 2/222 Field Artillery stationed here in Southern Utah.
Ray is a Southern Utah University Alumni with a Bachelor's Degree and a license to teach grades 6-12 in social studies. However, He ended up working for the Office of Family Support (later Department of Workforce Services) in 1990. After 17 years, he was hired at Vocational Rehabilitation, where he worked with individuals with disabilities. Ray himself is a person with disabilities, being deaf in his left ear in which he uses a hearing aid. Additionally, a car accident left him with an artificial hip and nerve damage in his right leg. I have to use a cane. I understand the trials and tribulations of being disabled and I think I have been effective in my job because my clients understand this. I love my job and I am sincere and there is no faking that to the people I serve and work with . I have been working for the state for over 32 years now. I was on the board for RRCI several years ago. I was seeking to learn new pathways and best practices that would help USOR and RRCI. But unfortunately that did not happen and I eventually left. I am hoping that under your new leadership we can accomplish this . I am hoping that I can also educate others there on USOR services so that our clients can benefit from each of our agencies' resources. I have one ex-wife, 4 grown children, 2 grandchildren and two cats. I love to read history and enjoy baseball and hockey seasons.
With extensive experience in business and administration, Anne is a valuable member of our board. From owning her own business, to being an information manager, Anne has worked hard to make a difference. She has experience multiple councils, including the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in Wyoming, and the Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities. Anne brings advocacy for people with disabilities and knowledge of council planning, appealing, and problem solving.
Dan serves on the RRCI Board as a representative of Kane County. Dan retired to Kanab in 2019 following a career as a licensed clinical psychologist in various settings, and as a member of the Executive team at Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Colorado. In that position he served roles in business development, creating and overseeing clinical programs, and as Chief Compliance Officer. Additionally, he served eleven years as a Director on the Board of the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center serving four counties in Colorado. In addition to his service on the RRCI Board, Dan volunteers weekly at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kane County.
Wendy Elkington Stabler, is the Director of Regional Enterprise, Employer, and Government Sales at Nomi Health Care. She received a Masters in Professional Communication from Southern Utah University. She sits on the Silicon Slopes St George and is the founder and chapter organizer for the Silicon Slopes St George Women in Tech board and has sat on several other boards in the past. She has a love for theater arts and is involved in her community in this capacity. She is the founder of the Elkington Tech Founders Speaker Series at Utah Tech University and in the past was an Adjunct Professor, for the Communication and Business Departments.
She is the owner of a small consulting firm that advises companies around marketing, social media, content creation and distribution, and sales and has worked in the tech industry for many years.