Leah Beltran - Executive Director
Tim Evans - Director of Programs
Cassandra, most recently accepting the position of Relocation Specialist, has been a case manager at Disability in Action since August of 2021. She has worked with people with disabilities since 2012 and enjoys helping people and seeing when they accomplish their goals. She has many disabilities of her own including autism and believes this helps with understanding and building rapport with her consumers. As a previous Independent Living Specialist, her achievements at the center include heading the PAL program, working with individuals in group homes and teaching them to serve as peer-support specialists in the areas of mentoring, resident rights, formal and informal services that support independent living, person-centered thinking and planning, and voting rights. Additionally, she is the in-center IT person and runs the website and Facebook page.
Independent Living Specialist II
Kimberly has a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University and Master’s in Positive Behavior Supports from Northern Arizona University. She has been with Disability In Action since July 2022 and runs the Independent Living Services program. She has served as a social worker for over 15 years and has a passion to help those with disabilities become independent in their home and communities.
Kimberly’s hometown is Abilene but has traveled the globe due to growing up in a military family. Her hobbies are art, playing the guitar and drums, writing song lyrics and music, traveling, surfing, music festivals, and volunteering in her community. Using her Positive Behavior Supports knowledge, she also volunteers her services to children and families affected by Autism, as a Life Skills Coach. Lastly, she has a passion to advocate for the homeless and children in child protective custody in the Abilene community.
Independent Living Specialist
LeAnn has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Angelo State University, and has devoted many years working to help individuals with disabilities in Abilene, San Angelo, and Breckenridge. She is a devoted dog mom and can usually be found with her 6 year old terrier mix, Truly.