Portrait of Dale Vechick

Dale Verchick has been an advocate at Disability Rights Pennsylvania since 2008, working for the rights of people with disabilities in various matters, including assisting inmates in accessing disability services; addressing barriers to employment for beneficiaries of Social Security; and guiding clients on how to best achieve results by using self-advocacy methods. Prior to her life as an advocate, Dale was an elementary school teacher accredited through the American Montessori Society. She also worked in Risk Management for the Al-Ahli Bank in Kuwait where she was born and raised.

Dale and her family were refugees in the Persian Gulf War when they were forced to relocate to India. She eventually landed in Pottsville, PA where she resides with her husband, their son Andrew, daughter Lucy who was born with congenital femoral deficiency and Toto, their loving Cairn terrier.

Dale is co-author of NRI- the Improbable Adventures of a Non-Resident Indian which tells the story of non-resident Indians caught between countries and cultures. In her “spare time”, she is a singer and has performed with various bands in the Washington DC area and in central parts of Pennsylvania.

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