Ben Rockwell
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Ben Rockwell

Ben Rockwell

Honorary Board Member
Member, Board Recruitment Committee
Member, By-Laws Committee
Member, Fund Development Committee
Member, Personnel Committee
Board member since: September 10, 2010

Ben Rockwell is a native Californian, born in Glendale, California in 1945 who had Polio at the age of 7.  He grew up in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and worked with people who are blind since the age of 9 and has also worked with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing since age 25.

He has been a member of Californians for Disability Rights (CDR) since 1980, where he held various positions on a state level and the Beachwood (Long Beach, CA) Chapter.  He was a provider for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for 8 years and retired in 1988.

Ben is also an active member of many community organizations and serves as a member of Accessibility Committee for Metro since 1988. For leisure, Ben plays very hard, enjoys classical concerts, loves to travel and has traveled to 42 out of 50 states of the US.  He has also been to the many states in Mexico and speaks some Spanish.