Brenda Dasher is our Community Integrations Specialist and works out of the Elkins Office. Brenda's love is working with businesses to help them make sure they are ADA compliant.
Accessibility is very important to her from businesses, schools, playgrounds and recreation areas in WV. Brenda's hope is to break down all barriers so that some day everyone can go and do the things they love to do with family and friends. Brenda has attended Universal Design Training's as well as ADA Training's to help insure this is a possibility for all of WV.
The project that Brenda is most proud of is an accessible Kayak / Canoe Launch which is located in Elkins, WV. Check it out on NWVCIL's facebook page. Working together with the community and applying for a grant, the project cost approximately $40,000.00
Brenda was recognized by the National Council on Independent living as receiving the Region III Advocacy Award. Dasher was selected as the sole recipient of the annual award from NCIL Region III, which covers Delaware, Maryland,Pennsylvania, Virginia , West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Along with doing the Community Integration job, Brenda also does skills training and peer support groups.
Brenda is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), as well as serves on the Appalachian Community Health as a board member. She is also a board member on the Randolph County Domestic Chore as well as a Sexual Assault Response Team Member.