For over seventy years, Racker has been many things to many different people.

We are a community, a friend, a family, and a provider of services, supports and opportunities that help people live happy and fulfilling lives. Knowing that we work within a system that is limited to helping people only once they’ve received a “label” of a disability, Racker chooses instead to focus on what it is that truly makes people, all people, happy- having friends, learning new things, and being independent.

We don’t focus on labels. We focus on people. We continue the vision of our founding families, that all people will be valued members of a welcoming community. That vision is the foundation for everything we do, and we work to share it throughout our community.

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Dan Brown, Executive Director

Email: DanB@racker.org

Phone: 800-336-1660

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Cris Donovan, Associate Executive Director

Email: cris@racker.org

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Bethany Brown, Director of Human Resources

Email: bethanyb@racker.org

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Bob Brazill, Director of Community Relations and Development

Email: bobb@racker.org

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Bev Hartz, Director of Clinical Services

Email: bevhcl@racker.org

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Gayle Pado, Director of Family Resource Program

Email: gaylep@racker.org

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Gretchen Jacobs, Director of Preschool & Early Childhood Education Centers

Email: gretchenj@racker.org

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Dianna Betts, Director of Information Technology

Email: diannab@racker.org


Staff Award Recipients

2018 Dr. Franziska Racker Award Winner

Cecilia Campbell

The Franziska Racker Award is given to a staff member who in word and deed exemplifies the high standard of caring and dedication to the agency’s mission that is our legacy from Dr. Racker.

2018 Mary Hutchens Award Winner

Mary Hutchens

The Mary Hutchens Award is given to a staff member who embodies employee engagement by helping team members be fulfilled in their work. This award was created in honor of Mary Hutchens, whose approachability, integrity, empathy, and optimism brought out the best in her team during her years at Racker.

2018 Inspiration Award Winners

Rose Fox, Debra Rogers, Gayle Pado, Angila Ferguson, Ronna Barnhart, Amy Rassmusen, Mary Barhite

The Inspiration Award is given to a staff member whose approach to work encourages and inspires enthusiasm in others to support the mission and vision of Racker.

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