Deputy Executive Director
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Chase received his BA in Business from Concordia University. In his advocacy role for CTD, Chase is called on for research, policy analysis and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. His service on advisory groups and boards includes appointments by Gov. Rick Perry to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More recently, Chase was reappointed to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) by Gov. Greg Abbott. He has successfully advocated for positive change in government policy and practice in employment, transportation, voting, education, health care and architectural barriers to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life. Chase has received the Legislative award from the Texas Rehabilitation Association, the President’s award from the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Advocates award from the Down Syndrome Association. He has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and worked for the St. David’s Medical Center running community programs focused on empowering youths and adults with disabilities through sports and recreation. Chase serves as Deputy Executive Director for Coalition of Texans with Disabilities.
Boards and committees on which Chase serves include:
- Vice Chair: Medicaid Managed Care State Advisory Committee joined 2017, elected vice chair 2019
- Appointee by Governor: Texas Board of Architectural Examiners May 2009
- President: Parking Mobility Board of Directors joined March 2012, elected president January 2016