Community Living Alliance (CLA) was founded by people with disabilities, healthcare professionals and concerned community members. CLA’s history spans over three decades and is firmly rooted in supporting the values of the independent living philosophy.
The vision established at our beginning, is very much alive today. Our vision is simple. To improve access to services, develop responsive programs, listen to the voices of people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and older adults and honor the desire for independence and self-determination. CLA’s current services and supports include personal care, chore services, behavioral health, and service design and coordination.
CLA is committed to person centered service design and delivering supports that reduce the everyday challenges faced by individuals who choose to partner with CLA and their families.
Community Living Alliance Board of Directors
The mission of Community Living Alliance (CLA) is overseen by a Board of Directors. The board is represented by clients of CLA’s services and community members.
John Gardner, President and Treasurer
Terri Deist, Vice-President and Secretary
Todd Costello, Executive Director
Alice Holbrow, Director of Information Technology
Cathy Putnam, Director of Financial Operations
Kathy Schraith, Director of Human Resources
Patti Becker, Director of Program Operations
Board of Directors
John Gardner, President
Terri Deist, Vice President
Gregory Schmidt, MD
Joining the CLA Board of Directors
Individuals interested in supporting the mission of CLA are encouraged to email Todd Costello at email@example.com or call (608) 242-8335 to be considered for board membership. Board recruitment activities take place throughout the year, and new board members are introduced bi-annually.
Contacting the CLA Board
To learn more about CLA services, offer feedback or comments, please leave a message on the CLA Board of Directors Comment line at (608) 242-8335, Extension 1399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLA Board of Directors Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 982 4831 1010
Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
CLA’s Board Meetings are virtual until further notice.
All meetings will be held over Zoom through 2021
Meetings will be held in person (address below) as soon as we are able.
201 W. Mifflin Street
4:30 to 6:30 PM
May 24, 2021
June 28, 2021
August 23, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 25, 2021
November 22, 2021