The Idaho Access Project works to eliminate physical, attitudinal, and policy barriers to ensure people with disabilities can live, work, and play in our neighborhoods and communities.
Our vision is that every community in Idaho is accessible to all people, including people with disabilities.
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, Teegan.
Dana Gover, Treasurer
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 ADA Parking Advisory Committee, the Personal Assistance Oversight Committee, and the Fair Housing Forum.
Jeremy Maxand, Secretary
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 ADA Parking Advisory Committee, Ada County Highway District's ADA Advisory Committee, and Valley Regional Transit’s Regional Advisory Council. Jeremy lives in Boise's Barber Valley with his wife, Maria.
Erik Kingston, Board Member
Erik created the Idaho Housing and Finance Association's (IFHA) Housing Information Referral Center and Housing Hotline in 1998, and has since coordinated statewide programs, plans, and outreach initiatives. He manages fairhousingforum.org and RampUpIdaho.org to expand dialogue on the role of housing equity and access in community and economic health and stability. He is the Project Coordinator for IHFA’s Fair Housing innovative Partnership—Education Outreach Initiative grant. Erik serves on the Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN), Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) board, and is faculty with the NW Community Development Institute, where he teaches Housing as a Second Language.