Long-time CILCP Employee Assumes New Management Position
From Personal Attendant to CILCP Service Coordinator, Robert Clapp has served the CILCP in a variety of capacities over the past fourteen years. His commitment to CILCP’s mission paired with his deep experience in many areas of the organization make him the ideal candidate to begin transitioning into the position of Director of Operations.
As the current Assistant Director of Specialized Services, Robert continues his responsibilities of overseeing CILCP’s information technology and websites; approving time sheets, travel vouchers and leave requests; and completing special projects assigned by the Acting CEO. However, he is working directly with the Acting CEO to prepare himself to assume his new management role.
“Robert has always been passionate about the CILCP,” Janetta Green, Acting CEO, said. “He goes above and beyond to make sure consumers are receiving the best possible service.”
“He has personally given up his weekends so consumers have someone to go to a baseball game or help transition them into the community,” Janetta said. “As a person with a disability, Robert understands the need to advocate for rights and he advocates assertively for CILCP’s consumers. Robert is always thinking outside the box to problem solve issues and he is not afraid to do whatever it takes,” she added.
Robert is grateful for the new opportunity as Director of Operations and is enjoying the transitioning process. “I look forward to doing everything I can to the best of my ability for the CILCP including supporting our Acting CEO,” he said.
Robert explained that his career at CILCP has been rewarding because of the impact the organization makes.
“I like that the CILCP uses multiple vectors for effecting change and is always looking for more ways to make a difference. From legislative policy, public outreach, direct care, advocacy and education to transportation and more, the CILCP is engaged in almost all aspects of human experience to assist people with disabilities,” he added.
What is the most rewarding aspect of his job? “Doing something that I believe in, for people I believe in, with people I believe in,” he said.
In his free time, Robert enjoys volunteering in the community, researching web/tech accessibility, and continuing his education in UX design and web development. Robert also enjoys spending time with his wife and their children. Congratulations on your new position, Robert!