Board of Directors:
Dianna Willis, President
Dianna is a co-founder of the IAP with a background in public health. Dianna provides technical assistance on research design, project planning, and data analysis, and consults on creating “walkable communities” emphasizing inclusion and equity for people with disabilities. Dianna navigates with her guide dog.
Jeremy Maxand, Treasurer
Jeremy is a co-founder of the IAP and the Executive Director of the Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC). Previously, he worked in emergency preparedness for the Idaho State Independent Living Council. Jeremy attended Boise State University where he earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a Master of Arts in Applied Historical Research. He is a certified ADA Coordinator who has used a manual wheelchair since 1989. Jeremy serves on the City of Boise’s Cross-Disability Task Force, the Ada County Highway District's ADA Advisory Committee, the State of Idaho Building Code Board, the Idaho Advocates for Community Transportation Board, and the Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters Board. Jeremy lives in Boise's Barber Valley with his wife, Maria.
Erik Kingston, Secretary
Erik created IHFA’s Housing Information Referral Center and Housing Hotline in 1998 and has since contributed to statewide program, strategic planning and outreach initiatives. He represents IHFA on the Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) board, Community Review Team, Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN), and Idaho Fair Housing Forum. Erik teaches Housing as a Second Language each year through the NW Community Development Institute, and coordinates IHFA’s 2020-2021 Fair Housing Initiatives Program-Education Outreach Initiative (FHIP-EOI) grant to promote greater awareness of rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. He created and provides content for RampUpIdaho.org and FairHousingForum.org with input from stakeholders, and manages housingidaho.com. He is certified as a Professional Community and Economic Development professional, joined the Idaho Access Project in 2020 as a Board Member and serves on the statewide ADA Recreation Committee.
Dana Gover, Board Member
Dana is a co-founder of the IAP and has been a leader in disability advocacy for more than three decades. Dana is a certified ADA Coordinator and is the Project Coordinator for the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho, where she provides technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dana has used a power wheelchair since 1980. Dana serves as a board member of the Living Independence Network Corporation, the Consortium of Idaho Citizens with Disabilities, the City of Boise’s Cross-Disability Task Force, the Personal Assistance Oversight Committee, and the Fair Housing Forum.
Carol Baron, Board Member
Carol was born and raised in Michigan, and has lived in Montana, Washington, and Arkansas. She has resided in Boise since 2000. Carol earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work/Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Blind/Low Vision Rehabilitation Teaching from Western Michigan University. She held a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) credential until her retirement. Carol was the former ICBVI ATC Program Manager and former IESDB Director of B/VI Outreach and assisted in the establishment of the ICBVI Low Vision Clinic where she also volunteered as a low vision therapist. Carol is currently a member of the City of Boise Cross-disability Taskforce. She is also an outdoor recreation enthusiast, enjoys a variety of recreational activities, and is a member of Northwest Association of Blind Athletes (NWABA).