Members

Christine Pacetti
Christine Pacetti, L.M.S.W.
Mrs. Christine Pacetti was born and raised in England. She was diagnosed with Polio at nine months of age and spent many years hospitalized. She married an American and she now has two grown children. Mrs. Pacetti is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is a specialist in the field of Mental Health and has worked as a Lead Counselor for many years. She is also an Artist and a member of the Society of Industrial Artists in London. 
Mrs. Pacetti was involved in disability rights issues throughout the 1970's. She promoted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and she was President of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities for 1 year. Ms. Pacetti also worked to help make people in San Antonio more aware of barriers that impeded access for people with disabilities. She organized a group of people who visited City Council members and promoted increased interest in promoting better access for individuals with special needs within our City. The San Antonio City "Disability Access Office" was formed to help meet these needs. Ms. Pacetti was also involved in promoting accessible transportation. She pioneered with other's the Via Para-transit bus service.
Daniel Ludwig
Daniel Ludwig
Daniel Ludwig was appointed in 2008 to the Technical Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities. Daniel has had a lifetime hearing disability that continued to degrade over time. He now “hears” with cochlear implants in both ears.

Daniel’s insight and experience related to his own disability reinforces his belief that disabilities are not necessarily disadvantages. The disabled can introduce different ideas, perspectives and processes that benefit others.
During the last half of his career, Daniel founded Registration Systems, Inc., an independent monitoring agency that provided oversight of fuel and lubricant testing on behalf of U.S. and European trade associations. Data were collected and performance monitored from test laboratories in 27 countries.

Daniel utilized various tools and techniques to help improve communication with colleagues and committees, including the use of FM technologies, Bluetooth voice transmission, zoom microphones and other specialized hearing technologies. He also relied upon others for support, ensuring his staff understood their respective responsibilities and communication requirements. He called upon experts in CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) to assist with committee communiqué amongst colleagues.

Daniel is now retired and is able contribute more to his community. Current and past volunteer work during retirement include:
  • Bexar County Technical Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities - 6 years
  • Haven for Hope - 1 ½ years
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes - 2 years
  • MPO Pedestrian Mobility Advisory Committee - 3 years
  • Outreach Committee for church - 3 years
  • SAMMinistries - 2 years
Anne C. Larme
Anne C. Larme, PhD
Dr. Larme grew up in Wisconsin, attended the UW-Madison, and following graduation worked for the university for 8 years as a financial aid officer. Seeking a more interesting career, she entered the graduate program in medical anthropology at the UNC-Chapel Hill, nearly 2 years of which were spent researching ethnomedicine in rural Mexico and highland Peru.
Dr. Larme was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989, but continued working until 2007. This included 13 years as a faculty member at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she conducted research and taught students and family medicine residents about cultural and behavioral issues in health care. Now retired, she enjoys having the time to contribute to the community through the Bexar County Technical Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, and the boards of her neighborhood association and the Health and Healing Consortium, a local nonprofit. Experiencing life in a wheelchair and confronting barriers daily has encouraged her to become an advocate for the right to accessible public facilities, streets, and sidewalks for people with disabilities.
Larry P. Johnson
Larry P. Johnson, M.A., PHR
Larry Johnson is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech, in Evanston, IL, with a Master's Degree in Economics & Latin American Studies, from La Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City. His professional background includes:
  • 21 years as Human Resources manager with AT&T / Southwestern Bell Telephone. He is accredited as a Personnel Specialist by the National Personnel Accreditation Institute.
  • 22 years as a radio and television broadcaster in the U.S. and Mexico
  • 37 years as an international motivational speaker and workshop presenter. He has presented to groups in Mexico, Japan and the U.S.
He is the author of 4 books and the winner of the following awards:
  • The 1998 national Ned E. Freeman Award for Excellence in Writing,
  • The Texas Governor's Committee's Barbara Jordan Award for "Excellence in the Communication of the Reality of Disabled People",
  • The San Antonio Writers Guild's 2004 First Place winner in the Adult Nonfiction category, and
  • Winner of the 2014 Who’s Who among Blind Texans award from the American Council of the Blind of Texas.

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