Emily Seelenfreund

Executive Director


Emily has devoted her career to advocating for persons with disabilities. Prior to joining BORP, she worked for the City of Oakland as their Programmatic Access Coordinator and for Disability Rights Advocates as an attorney litigating disability rights class-action cases. She is the co-founder of ParaCliffHangers, a nonprofit facilitating indoor and outdoor adaptive climbing nationwide. Emily has been an adaptive sports participant since age 5. She played collegiate wheelchair basketball and has medaled in three Paraclimbing World Cups. Adaptive recreation transformed her life and her priority is ensuring that everyone has access to BORP’s programs, which foster confidence, community, and independence in the disability community.