Dave Schaad, MHR

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Department 4298
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2095
Email: dschaad@uwyo.edu
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Last Updated: September 25, 2009


Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: UTSE Disaster Preparedness
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
Education: Have spearheaded emergency planning efforts statewide since 2006 to infuse people with disabilities into all phases of emergency management both at state level with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and on a county-by-county basis.


Education: The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Master of Human Relations, 1988
Utah State University, Logan, UT, BS, Communication, 1984
Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL, AA in Business Administration, 1982

Teaching Experience: 1999 - Present, Colorado Christian University, Psychology of Discrimination, Interpersonal Relationships, Business Communication
2003 - Present, Park University, Interpersonal Relationships and Business Communication
2005 - Present, University of Wyoming, College of Health Sciences, Disability Studies

Work Experience: 1969 - 1993, United States Air Force, former tech sergeant, retired captain with experience in security administration, special activities, equal opportunity and substance abuse rehabilitation program administration and personnel management
1993 - 2000, Wyoming Department of Family Services, county manager, Ombudsman and director of child support enforcement
2000 - Present, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, Principal Investigator for Medicaid Infrastructure Change Grant since 2000.  Formally project director for three separate employment grants and coordinator for community services at WIND

Presentations: Over fifty formal community seminars in support of employment activities, support and coordinated case management services for people with disabilities in rural communities
Rehabilitation Services Administration presenter in 2002 and 2005
Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) presenter in 2003
Wyoming Association for Persons in Supported Employment conference presenter since 2001

Psychotherapy Associates Winter Addictions Symposium presenter since 1989 with recent presentations highlighting persons with disabilities

Professional Activity: Governor's Mental Health Planning Council, member from 1997 to 2004 and chair from 2000-2004
Wyoming Association of Persons in Community Employment (WYAPCE is state APSE chapter), member since 2000, Secretary/Treasurer 2001-2005, annual conference chair 2006-2009

Member state suicide prevention coalition since 2006

Community Service Activities: Grand Forks (North Dakota) Mayor's Task Force on Alcoholism
Member - Omaha (Nebraska) Council on Alcoholism
Participant - White House Council on Drug Abuse in America
Member - Sweetwater County (Wyoming) Head Start Policy Board
Member - Green River (Wyoming) Board of Adjustment
Member - Sweetwater County Domestic Violence Committee
Chair - Logistics for Laramie County Relay for Life
Chair - Wyoming Children's Trust Fund Board
Member - Governor's Partnership to Resolve Mental Health Issues in Wyoming
Game and Fish Instructor for Bowhunter Education, Youth Conservation Camp and Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) Courses
Nationally and State Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)