Don has over 25 years of work experience in the areas of Human Resources Administration and Disability Programs management. Brown is the CEO of Access Work Systems, a HR compliance Management consulting firm, which he founded in 2000. He is also certified as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist and an Americans with Disabilities Act trainer by both the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Don holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and a Human Resources Studies certificate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He enjoys gardening, cooking, reading psychological thrillers, hiking and spending down time with his guide dog.
Bryan Bashin has led a diverse life since he graduated UC Berkeley in history and journalism. Mr. Bashin first spent 15 years as a journalist in television, radio and print, specializing in science news. In 1998 he was hired as Executive Director of the Sacramento Society for the Blind, where he quintupled the number of hours of teaching and developed innovative programs such as the Senior Intensive Retreat and summer immersion camps. In 2004 Mr. Bashin was hired as the Region IX assistant regional commissioner for the US Department of Education’s west coast branch of RSA, overseeing funding for $500 million in federal disability programs. In 2010 he was hired to lead the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco, where he works today with a staff of 140. Mr. Bashin is a relentless innovator, working with a remarkable idealistic staff. Throughout his career, Mr. Bashin has worked in the confluence of high technology, social advocacy and governmental partnerships.