Meet the Board of Directors
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Brad comes to RRCI from Koosharem, Utah. He represents RRCI’s rural service areas with insight and sincere concern about the inclusion of all people with disabilities regardless of their zip code. Brad was a successful teacher for ten years and loved learning how to reach each student regardless of his or her disability. Brad is the husband of Rhonda Robinson, Independent Living Coordinator serving Sevier, Piute, and Wayne Counties.
Michael brings his financial management prowess to the board. His work as a Chief Financial Officer for a respected company lends great perspective to the fiduciary responsibilities of the board. He and his wife, Tanya enjoy grand-parenting Allison’s baby girl as well as creating a loving environment for their son who lives independently at home as an adult with a disability.
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.
Christine comes from a military family, with opportunities to travel in her early childhood, as a result she can speak German and has a bit of a southern accent. Her younger brother had developmental delays and she was inspired watching her mother become his champion. Christine grew up helping in the schools as her mom worked with children with special needs. Christine moved to Southern Utah in 2005 and carried on working with children with disabilities for the Iron County School District. While going to SUU for a Bachelor's in History she volunteered to take notes or read to students with disabilities. In 2017 SUU hired Christine in the Disability Resource Center and she received her Masters in Public Administration in 2021. She and her husband Eric have been married for 16 years and have 4 beautiful children and a small farm in Enoch, UT.
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.