ABILITY AwarenessMark Goffeney, born with no arms, hammers on an ABILITY HouseVolunteer who is blind uses power drill on ABILITY HouseVolunteer with Intellectual Disabilities with Actress Hope AllenVolunteer who uses a wheelchair working on Honolulu ABILITY House
Building a World of Inclusion for People with Health Conditions and Disabilities


Board of Directors


ABILITY Awareness’ Board of Directors is comprised of highly accomplished and respected members of our community who are committed to our mission, well-connected and passionate about building a world of inclusion for people with disabilities. We are very fortunate that these individuals share their talents and resources with us.

Carol C. Brown

Interior Designer, Caroleyes It, Inc., New Jersey

E. Thomas Chappell, MD
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Irvine

Chet Cooper
Founder, ABILITY Awareness
Editor-in-Chief, ABILITY Magazine

Lawrence Goldstein, MD
Chief of Vascular Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Maya Sabatello, JD, PhD

International Disability Rights Attorney and Scholar
Teaching Faculty, New York University

As a Representative to United Nations, helped draft the Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities


Become a Board Member!

All prospective Board Members first serve a one-year term on the Advisory Board. If you are interested in becoming an active member of this amazing group, helping provide invaluable feedback, direction and insight on how to best move this organization forward, we are eager to hear from you! Visit our Advisory Board page for more information.


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