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Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones, Manager of Partnerships

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Elizabeth Jones, Manager of Partnerships

Elizabeth Jones is the Manager of Partnerships for RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. A lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, she helps create positive collaborations and progress on behalf of the one-in-five people who have a disability.

She is responsible for supporting the day-to-day work of the CEO/President, building board success, ensuring smooth operation of general operations of the office and expanding impact on work for people with disabilities. Additionally, she reaches out to celebrities and advocates to increase their awareness of RespectAbility’s goals and coordinate engagement.

Prior to joining RespectAbility, Jones worked at the Computer Electronic Accommodations Program, a centrally funded Department of Defense program that provides assistive technology to federal employees of 69 partner agencies who have disabilities, as well as wounded, ill and injured Service members. In that work, she helped ensure that talented people with a wide variety of disabilities had the tools and accessibility they needed to maximize their performance.

Jones also has previous nonprofit experience advocating for migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the U.S. She was the Program Associate for Migrant Legal Action Program, Inc., where she supported day-to-day office requirements and directly assisted the Executive Director. Born in and adopted from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, she has lived in Poland, Brazil and New York. She graduated from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language. Jones speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish to varying degrees.

Contact Elizabeth Jones

Reach Jones at ElizabethJ@RespectAbility.org.

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Learn about all of the members of RespectAbility’s staff: https://www.respectability.org/about-us/meet-our-staff/.

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Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the communications director of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, and managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Previously she was a digital researcher with the NBC News political unit. Appelbaum currently oversees RespectAbility’s outreach to Hollywood to stand up against ableism and other prejudice – while promoting positive, accurate, diverse and inclusive media portrayals on TV and in film. To reach her, email LaurenA@RespectAbility.org.

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