Cali is a white woman with long, wavy, blonde hair, pulled back with a silver headband. She is wearing silver layered teardrop metallic earrings and a silver necklace with heart pendant, and gray blazer layered over a royal blue shirt. She is smiling at the camera, standing in front of greenery.

Cali Sandel

Director of Community Integration
803-779-5121, ext. 128
Columbia Office
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Cali was born with low vision and grew up in the SC Midlands. She graduated from Lexington High School in 2005, and received her bachelor’s in political science from Winthrop University in 2009.

In 2010, Cali started work at the SC Commission for the Blind (SCCB) as an Employment Consultant. For seven years, Cali worked alongside SCCB job seekers and area employers to help individuals who have a visual disability gain employment.

In January 2018, Cali joined the Able SC team. Being passionate about helping individuals reach their highest level of independence, Cali is now the Director of Community Integration. Cali provides leadership, promotes teamwork, and helps ensure people with disabilities are connected to youth transition, employment, and transportation services.   Cali also manages the day-to-day work of Able SC’s Ticket to Work and SNAP2Work programs.

In her free time, Cali enjoys learning new things and being a self-described zookeeper. Cali and her family enjoy camping, fishing, and time spent on Lake Murray.

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