Alena Vazquez, JD/MSW

Alena Vazquez, JD/MSW, has almost 10 years of experience working in the field of IDD. She manages a number of supports budgeting projects as well as projects focused on communicating directly with stakeholders. Prior to joining HSRI, Dr. Vazquez worked in Protection and Advocacy with Disability Rights Oregon and Illinois’ Equip for Equality, as a developmental disabilities support services personal agent in Oregon, and as an independent living specialist with Access 2 Independence. She has coordinated community education efforts by self-advocates employed by Wild Bill’s Coffeeshop and provided direct supports to people with IDD in both home and community settings for nearly a decade.