Raymond L. Bandusky
Executive Director - Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC)
Raymond L. Bandusky has been the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC) since 1993. RIDLC is the independent, nonprofit corporation designated to implement the federal Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Rhode Island. As such, it administers eight federally funded programs that in the aggregate authorize the representation of people with all kinds of intellectual, psychiatric and physical Impairments on a broad spectrum of disability-related legal and human rights issues.
Prior to joining RIDLC, Ray was the Assistant Director of the Maine Disability Rights Center, which is Maine’s designated protection and advocacy agency. Before moving to New England, he held various state government positions in his native Chicago: Staff Attorney and, subsequently, Chief Counsel of the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission, which was the fact-finding investigative arm of the Illinois General Assembly, and Executive Director of the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the state agency responsible for the governance of public sector labor matters. During this time, he was also affiliated with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.
In Rhode Island, Ray serves as a gubernatorially-appointed member of both the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council and the Rhode Island Statewide Independent Living Council. He also is a member of the Legislation Committee of the Rhode Island Governor’s Commission on Disabilities and the Committee on Legal Services of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He has served on the Consumer Advisory Committee of the Rhode Island Quality Institute since 2006 and was appointed to its Board of Directors in 2008.
Ray is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the John Marshall Law School.