Gordon Richins, BS

Center for Persons with Disabilities
University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
 
Phone: 435-797-2832
Secondary Phone: 208-252-7047
Email: Gordon.Richins@USU.edu
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Last Updated: November 15, 2015

Gordon Richins
 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Consumer Liaison
 
Discipline(s): Agricultural Business
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Multicultural Council
 
Research: Consumer issues, Community Organizations, Independent Living, Housing, Transportation, Assistive Technology
Education: Agricultural Business Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University 1994.
Service: Board or Council member for several Organizations; AUCD-COCA, Council on Community Advocacy member and past-past Person with a Disability Co-Chair and member of the Board of Directors for AUCD. OPTIONS for Independence Board of Directors and Past Board President. Term ending in May 2014.
Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation Co-Chair, Providence Place Board Member, Discovery Place Board Member, Logan River Senior Housing Board Member

Vita/Bio

Gordon Richins Resume 2014

Gordon holds a bachelor's degree in business. He is involved in various disability issues statewide. As Consumer Liaison for the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Gordon works closely with the consumer in connecting them to the programs and services provide by the CPD, and other organizations. In addition Gordon works closely with the CPD-IDT IDASL Special Ed 6500 class. He is available for information and referrals concerning disability issues at: 435-797-2832 or gordon.richins@usu.edu

 

Resume:

            Center for Persons with Disabilities

Gordon Richins

Utah State University

            6800 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT  84322-6800

gordon.richins@usu.edu

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

 

Consumer Liaison

Center for Persons with Disabilities

6800 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-6800

(435) 797-2832 Fax (435) 797-3944

gordon.richins@usu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2000    Completed approximately .50 of a Masters program at USU, in Vocational Rehabilitation.                       

 

1995                Graduate of Partners in Policy Making, Utah Governors Council for People with Disabilities

 

1994                B.S., Agricultural Business/General Business Dual Major, Utah State University, Logan, UT - Overall GPA 3.2 (A=4.0)

 

EXPERIENCE

2013-2014       BRAG - Bear River Association of Governments, Mobility Management Council Co-Chair

            2012-2014       BRAG - Bear River Association of Governments, member of the Cache Valley

                                    Mobility Management Transportation Project

2008-2011       NUCOV; Northern Utah Choices Out of Violence, Violence Against Women with Disabilities DOJ, research grant, Principal Investigator 2010-2011

2006-2013       Board member URSTA, Utah Rural Specialized Transportation Association

2006                Presenter, Trainer for AUCD and ADD on Consumer Advisory Council/Committee’s, American Samoa

2005-2008       ADA Coordinator, Violence Against Women With Disabilities DOJ, research grant

2005                Grant Reviewer for NIDRR, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research

2004                Member of the AUCD, Association of University Centers on Disability Board of Directors (2004-2007 & 2007-2010)

2004-2010       Member of the AUCD, Association of University Centers on Disability, COCA, Council on Consumer Advocacy-Consumer Co-Chair 2004-2007 & 2007-2010

2004                WorkAbility committee member, E-PAS committee Employment Personal Assistant Services

2004                Utah Benefits Planning Coalition, Trained Benefits Specialist, SSI & SSDI

2004-present   URSTA, Utah Rural Specialized Transportation Association

2004-present   Board President, OPTIONS for Independence Board of Directors

2003                Member of the Utah Workability E-PAS, Employment Personal Attendant Services statewide work group

2003                Member of the AUCD, Association of University Centers on Disability, Diversity Forum, a national working forum

2003                Grant Reviewer for NIDRR, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research

2002                Member of the Utah Labor Commission Advisory Board

2002                Vice-Chair of DISC, Disability Issues System Change

2002                Grant Reviewer for NIDRR, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research

2002-present   Board member OPTIONS for Independence 2002-2003

2002-present   Board Member of Neighborhood Non-Profit Housing Corp. (NNHC, Providence Place, Discovery Place)

2002-present   Utah AgrAbility Advisory Board member/advocate

2001-2003       Utah Service Inclusion Project, (CNCS)

2001                Local coordinator for the National Disability Mentoring Day (Logan, Utah)

2001                Member of the Utah Work Incentives Initiative (UWIN)

2000-2002       Chair of the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council

2000-present   Member of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent                                                      Living, (APRIL)

1999                Member of the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council

1999                Choose-To-Work Advisory Board, Utah Division of Vocational                                                         Rehabilitation             

                        1998-2001       Utah AgrAbility Coordinator/Advocate

1998-present   Member of American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

1997-present   Consumer Liaison, CPD, USU, 80% time

1997-present   Member of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

                                    1997                Consumer member of Idaho Department of Health and

                                                             Welfare, Task Force for Personal Care Services

                                                1996-1999       Board Chair, COMMON GROUND Outdoor Adventures, Logan,

                                                                        Utah

1996-1998       State Advisor for Idaho's 'People First Program’

1996                Member, State Advisory Council, Idaho Division of Vocational       Rehabilitation, Vice-Chair 96-97 Chair 97-98

1995-present   Advocate, Utah Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities,                                  Chair of Vocational Rehabilitation Committee 1997

1994-present   Outreach Peer Support Counselor for Barn Builders Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho

1994-present   Outreach Peer Support Counselor for the National Spinal Cord Injury Hot Line Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho

1994-present   Member, Concerned Citizens with Disabilities Coalition, (CCDC) an Advocacy group of Cache Valley

1994-present   Graduate & Member, Partners in Policymaking, a Utah statewide advocacy group for people with disabilities

1994-present   Member, Advisory Board, Center for Persons with Disabilities, USU

1994-1996      VISTA Volunteer, OPTIONS for Independence

1993-1994       Chair, Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee, USU

1992                Member, Americans with Disabilities Act Consulting Team, USU

 

HOBBIES

Gardening and People/Community Advocacy