Bonnie Lewkowicz smiling

Bonnie Lewkowicz

Director, Access Northern California

Bonnie has worked for more than 40 years advocating for and creating increased access to sports and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. When she first joined BORP in the early 1980s, she developed sports and recreation programs, including founding Quadzilla, BORP’s quad rugby team. She went on to create Access Northern California (ANC), a nonprofit organization addressing the lack of reliable information about outdoor opportunities for people with mobility disabilities. At ANC, she authored several books on accessible trail resources including, A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide: San Francisco Bay and Nearby Coast, and created two websites. In 2016, she returned to BORP where she oversees ANC and its website, a comprehensive resource for accessible trails and parks. In her current work at BORP, Bonnie focuses on equity in the outdoors and provides training on the inclusion of people with disabilities. Bonnie is co-founder of AXIS Dance Company, an acclaimed dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.