San Mateo Office
Laura Harrison Economic Empowerment & Independent Living Skills Coordinator
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Board of Directors
Mike Levinson – President
Mike Levinson joined the CID Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as Board Presiden. Mike wanted to join because of his experience volunteering with many different disability organizations. Additionally, he finds board governance enjoyable and he has time in his schedule to get involved. He also says he likes connecting with people in the community.
Mike has an undergraduate degree in philosophy that he earned at a small liberal arts school. After college he studied computer programming for a year at Rand Corp based in Santa Monica. From there he got a job at Chevron as a computer software or applications programmer. He says he always wanted to write computer programs for a living. He has been retired from Chevron for several years.
When he isn't doing his volunteer work, Mike likes to spend time with friends and family, dining out and eating good food. He also enjoys listening to sporting events and being politically active.
Ligia Zuniga – Vice President
Ligia Zuniga joined the CID Board of Directors in 2013 and currently serves as Board Vice President. Ligia wanted to join the board because she remembers years ago, shortly after her car accident, trying to get services from CID, but finding it difficult and not a very good community resource. She proudly acknowledges that CID has made many improvements since then, but she still wants to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else.
Ligia has an MPA degree in public administration. She worked for many years for San Mateo County. Currently, Ligia is a sexuality health educator, advocating for sexual health, healthy relationships and reproductive health, particularly for women of color with disabilities. She also volunteers on many different commissions and boards, as well serving on the State Independent Living Council.
When Ligia isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her two sons, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and live music. She also adores her two kitties, Bonnie and Clyde.
Jody Yarborough – Secretary
Jody Yarborough joined the CID Board of Directors in 2013 and currently serves as Board Secretary. Jody wanted to join the board at CID because she believes deeply in the mission of the organization. Since learning about Independent Living while as a staff member at another CIL, she was honored to be able to be given an opportunity to continue to serve her community. As a proud disabled woman, she wants to help promote and empower the independence of all people with disabilities.
Jody earned a degree in Journalism from Western Washington University. Years later she earned a technical certificate in graphic design. She considers marketing and communications one of her strongest skillsets and she is happy to apply what she has learned to projects and organizations that she interacts with.
Jody is a wife and doggie mommy. When she isn't volunteering or taking care of the home-front, she enjoys blogging, vlogging and various other creative projects. To learn more about Jody and what she is currently up to, go to www.jodyyarborough.com.
Linda Rhine – Treasurer
Linda Rhine joined the CID Board of Directors in 2021 and currently serves as Board Treasurer. Linda is a retiree after a 35+ year career in transportation planning. Her experience spans regional planning in the Bay Area and locally for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) which operates the countywide door-to-door Redi-Wheels and RediCoast services. She worked for a San Francisco based consulting firm and focused on specialized services for people with disabilities. During her many years with the firm, Linda served as staff to the San Mateo County Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC). The PCC is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of paratransit services throughout the county.
She is an active member of Bend the Arc, a Jewish Partnership for Justice, advocating for immigrant rights and social justice. Her daughter and family live in rural Oregon where she frequently travels to spend time with her two young granddaughters. She is a long-term Bay Area resident and currently lives near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
David Garlasco – Member-at-Large
Bio coming soon...
Lindsie Verma – Member-at-Large
Lindsie Verma joined the CID Board of Directors in 2019. Lindsie wanted to join the board because as a disabled woman, she values her independence and hopes to help others maintain their independence through her role on the board.
Lindsie has a Master's in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She speaks Mandarin, and treasures the year she spent in Taipei as a University of Minnesota undergraduate learning the language. Her passion for languages led her to a six-year stint at a nonprofit organization that makes digital books for people with print disabilities. This, combined with experience in the tech sector, has given her a strong background in operations. She is also on the California Secretary of State's Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Lindsie enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, travel, reading, rock music, and British TV.
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