About the Contributor: Dennis Fitzgibbons

Dennis FitzgibbonsDennis Fitzgibbons is the executive director of Alpha One, Maine’s Center for Independent Living. He has advocated for increased community-based care and quality health care for people with disabilities on numerous state and national public policy task forces, and as the director of a pilot project to help Maine nursing home residents under the age of 65 re-establish life in the community. He has also been instrumental in developing and administering consumer-directed service programs. He is the current chair of the Maine State Independent Living Council and an avid wheelchair tennis player.

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