DCRC Announces a New Executive Director, Thomas ‘TJ’ Hill

LOS ANGELES, CA- The Disability Community Resource Center (formerly WCIL) is excited to announce that TJ Hill has been selected as its new Executive Director. He will join the DCRC team on October 15, 2018. This selection was made by DCRC’s Board of Directors after an extensive nation-wide search.

“The DCRC Board set out to find a leader with the vision to build upon DCRC’s achievements during the last three years, and the tools to develop DCRC into an even more influential and effective platform for the disabled community of Western Los Angeles County,” said Sally Richman, DCRC Board President. “TJ Hill is that leader. He is a change maker, with deep experience in building and leading teams, creating opportunities and delivering results, and leveraging his creativity and smarts to navigate complex issues and add value to local and national causes and discourse. We are thrilled to have Mr. Hill join and lead DCRC.”

Mr. Hill comes to DCRC from the Association of Community Human Service Agencies (ACHSA) where he served as the Mental Health Policy Director for almost 10 years representing non-profit provider agencies in the LA County mental health system. Before that, he worked at the Disability Rights Legal Center, where he served as Director of Options Counseling and Lawyer Referral Service, supervising and coordinating the agency’s legal intake process. Prior to the Disability Rights Legal Center, he was a Congressional Legal Intern for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa in Washington, D.C. where he worked on special education policy, healthcare and labor issues.

Mr. Hill received his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and his Bachelor of Arts degree, in Psychology, from the University of Arizona. He also has worked as a rehabilitation specialist for adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and as a Commissioner on the City of Santa Monica Disabilities Commission.

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DCRC is a Center for Independent Living with the mission to provide people with disabilities of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds with the tools needed to overcome the barriers that interfere with their independence in the areas of housing, employment and healthcare. DCRC serves over 2,000 each year with resources, support, training and information. For more information visit: www.dcrc.co