Sandra Breitengross Bitter

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Sandra Breitengross Bitter is the Executive Director of the Texas State Independent Living Council where she has led partnerships with the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, and Centers for Independent Living that brought millions of dollars to the State to fulfill the mission of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). Breitengross Bitter is well-known statewide for her successes and speaks at national conferences regarding Texas SILC’s projects involving accessible transportation; accessible, affordable, and integrated housing; peer support services; and personal care attendant support services that increase independence for Texans with disabilities. She also serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Texas Emergency Management Advisory Committee Disability Task Force. Breitengross Bitter previously served as the Project Analyst for the SPIL and served as a key author. Before joining the Texas SILC in 2012, she was a Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. As a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for over eight years, she specialized in transportation and infrastructure policy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from California Baptist University. 

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