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Lauren Appelbaum

Vice President, Communications

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Philip Kahn-Pauli

Policy and Practices Director

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Ben Spangenberg

National Leadership Program Director

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Debbie Fink

Director of Community Outreach and Impact

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Franklin Anderson

Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development

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Elizabeth Jones

Manager of Partnerships

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Candace Cable

California Workforce Program Manager

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Eric Ascher

Communications Associate

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Tonya Koslo

Director of Finance and Administration

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Tatiana Lee

Hollywood Inclusionist

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Victoria Grace Assokom-Siakam

Inclusive Philanthropy Inclusionist

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Donna R. Walton

Senior Advisor

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Victor Santiago Pineda

Senior Advisor

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Matan A. Koch

Director of Project Moses and General Counsel

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Stan Goldman

Writing Coach, National Leadership Program

Meet Our Fellows

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Anthony Rendolph Clarke Brown II, Communications Fellow

Anthony Brown currently writes recruiting profiles for athletes in high schools and junior colleges across the United States for He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park. [click to continue…]

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Bruno Medina, Policy Fellow

Bruno Medina wants to help all communities living in the margins of society, as she understands what it feels like to not get the same opportunities as others and to have stigma attached to a part of one’s identity. [click to continue…]

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Courtney Murray, Communications Fellow

Courtney Murray hopes to combine her broadcast journalism education with her professional experience in the disability field, including a previous internship with AAPD, to further her knowledge of communications in nonprofits. [click to continue…]

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Eitan Jacobsohn, Communications Fellow

Eitan Jacobsohn has been following RespectAbility since its founding in 2013 and was eager to join the team after graduating high school earlier this year. He is enrolled at Montgomery College and wants to eventually become a computer scientist. [click to continue…]

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Israel Sanchez, Nonprofit Management Fellow

Israel Sanchez believes everyone should have the chance to live a great life, regardless of social or economic distinction. Because many people with disabilities do not have that chance, he decided to work to create a more inclusive society. [click to continue…]

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Mireille (Ray) Pioppo, Jewish Inclusion Fellow

Ray Pioppo comes from a lineage of strong, educated Jewish women and is determined to help other Jewish women find their voice. She is also a certified yoga instructor and hopes to teach yoga to people with disabilities. [click to continue…]

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Otilia Lampman, Policy Fellow

Otilia Lampman applied to the National Leadership Program because she believes in equality for all people. She also wants to have more knowledge about not only her own disability experience, but also about other’s disabilities. [click to continue…]

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Stevie Mays, Community Outreach Fellow

Stevie Mays has great passion and enthusiasm when working with and for the greater disability community, because they want to end the cycle of shame and taboo they felt with their own learning disabilities growing up. [click to continue…]


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