Nancy Batterman


Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Batterman, has a 31-year tenure with E&CO, aiding in all aspects of the organization’s development since its inception in 1985. Her two Masters degrees in Special Education and Business Administration from San Diego State University and her role as a past President of the California Disability Service Association has resulted in statewide recognition of her leadership skills. Nancy’s expertise in the area of vocational rehabilitation, special education and developmental disabilities drove the origination of various programs that built the foundation for E&CO’s success. Nancy demonstrates a selfless devotion to creating universal equality for all members of society.


David Drazenovich

Chief Operation Officer

David joined E&CO in May 2018. Orignially educated and trained in Canada as a psychometrist and therapist, David returned to school San Diego earning s Masters of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. David has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over 25 years. He has worked with I/DD since the early 1990’s. David has successfully managed programs for adults with I/DD, earning a reputation as a strong and enthusiastic leader in the field. A passionate believer in self-advocacy and self-determination, David has worked closely with San Diego People First and the local State Council office for the past 15 years to advance self-advocacy education and awareness. David also has a strong background in outcome measurement and evaluation. His work has been commended by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its commitment to strong outcome evaluation.

Richard Gutierrez

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Gutierrez joined E&CO in July of 2010. He earned a Bachelor degree in Engineering and a Master degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Richard also went on to receive an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a proud graduate of the Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program hosted by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Richard has over 15 years of diverse experience in Finance, Internal Audit, and Engineering. In Richard’s most recent positions he served as a CFO at two nonprofit organizations, serving as a Board member of the last company prior to joining their management team. In his current role, he’s responsible for the budgetary, administrative and fiscal operations of the organization.

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The strength of any organization comes from its people. A key factor in E&CO’s ability to deliver high-quality, caring, and effective services to our participants, is the staff working with them each and every day. We are proud of our staff members, and their dedication to E&CO’s mission. In addition to operating our programs, they participate in community-building activities such as our Friends of hosted events, they act as advocates with the public, and contribute to the overall well-being of those we serve.

Let us know if you are interested in working at E&CO.

San Diego County, CA

Alisa Dean
Regional Director
(858) 565-9870 ext. 212

Myles Horttor
Regional Coordinator
(858) 565-9870 ext. 215

San Bernardino County, CA

Serena Saints
Regional Director
(909) 475-9503 ext. 403

Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties, CA

Monique Migdol
Regional Director
(408) 423-9484 ext. 102