Sarah Wendell Launderville has worked in the disability rights movement since 1997, and has a psychiatric disability. She is the Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Independent Living. She has a MS from Springfield College in Human Services, Organizational Management and Leadership. She serves as the President of the Disability Rights Vermont board of directors and is the co-founder and co-chair of the National Council on Independent Living's Women's Caucus. She is a member of the Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights, the Vermont Statewide Rehab Council, the Vermont Arts Council and ADAPT.