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#ADA30 Summit 2020

RespectAbility Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Over the course of five days – Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 – we hosted daily two-hour virtual events (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT). These events were free and fully accessible, with an ASL interpreter and live captions. Transcripts of each event will be posted in the month of August. Each event was recorded and will be shared with open captions in August. This series was made possible through the generosity of Comcast NBCUniversal, the Murray/Reese Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company.

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Monday, July 27: Grand Opening and Education and Skills for a Better Future

Hosted by The Honorable Steve Bartlett, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman, RespectAbility

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT: ZOOMSide Chat – Grand Opening

  • Moderator: Amna Nawaz, American broadcast journalist, correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS Newshour
  • The Honorable Steve Bartlett, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman, RespectAbility
  • The Honorable Tony Coelho, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act; founder of The Coelho Center, Loyola Law School
  • The Honorable Lex Friedan, co-founder / leader of Independent Living Movement
  • The Honorable Tom Harkin, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and global disability innovator

1:45 p.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. PT: Virtual Gallery Tour

Celebrating Great Artists with Disabilities – Grand Opening
In partnership with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT: Education and Skills for a Better Future

Currently, there are more than 7 million students with disabilities in America today, the majority of whom are children of color. A combination of challenges has led to frustrating outcomes even pre-COVID-19. These challenges were further aggravated by the failure of virtual learning to meet the needs of students with disabilities nationwide. Still, due to underlying medical conditions, many students will need to continue distanced learning, while other students with disabilities will be returning to a “new normal” riddled with virus-related safety concerns in schools. Learn from dynamic experts who will help us imagine a better future: how to go back – or forward – to school.

  • Introductory Message by Sophie Kim, 13- Year-Old Actress, The Healing Powers of Dude
  • Moderator: Gerard Robinson, Vice President for Education, The Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation
  • Ollie Cantos, Civil Rights Attorney and father of first blind triplets to become Eagle Scouts
  • Sneha Dave, Founder of the Health Advocacy Summit and its program Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network; the 2020 Susan Butler Award recipient
  • Nicole Homerin, M.Ed., Special Educator and co-author of RespectAbility’s upcoming Special Education During COVID-19 Toolkit
  • Paul Luelmo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, San Diego State University

Tuesday, July 28: Ensuring Inclusive Communities

Hosted by Vivian Bass, Executive Committee, RespectAbility

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT: Inclusive Philanthropy

The social sector (philanthropy, nonprofits and public agencies) is a leader in the movement for diversity, equity and inclusion in society. However, only recently has philanthropy identified the need to include people with disabilities in that effort. Learn with top experts who are moving this process forward.

  • Moderator: Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Kym Eisner, leading funder of groups empowering people with Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stephanie Lomibao, Program Manager, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Jose Luis Plaza, Manager, California Endowment
  • Lisa Trygg, leading funder of programs that enable people with developmental and other disabilities to thrive

1:45 p.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. PT: Virtual Gallery Tour

Celebrating Great Artists with Disabilities – Self-Portraits
In partnership with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT: How to Include People with Disabilities: Key Tips from RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

Learn how to welcome, respect and include the 1-in-5 people who live with a physical, sensory, cognitive, learning, mental health or other disability.

  • Introduction: Vivian Bass, Executive Committee, RespectAbility
  • Moderator: Debbie Fink, Director of Community Outreach & Impact, RespectAbility
  • Lachi, Recording Artist
  • Lauren Arena, Ms. Wheelchair NY 2020
  • Sasha Ross Becker, Graphic Designer
  • Ketrina Hazell, Ms. Wheelchair NY 2018
  • Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, MSW, Social Worker and Founder and Artistic Director of ZCO/DANCEPROJECT
  • Dr. Nelle Richardson, Pastor, Founder and CEO of The Will to Win Ministry
  • Abigail Shaw, Learning Ally: College Success Program’s Mentorship Coordinator

2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT: Advocacy Through the Arts

  • Lachi, Recording Artist
  • Thor Fruedenthal, Director, Words on Bathroom Walls

Wednesday, July 29: Fighting Stigmas with Hollywood

Hosted by Jonathan Murray, Co-Founder, Bunim-Murray Productions

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT: Respecting The Ability: Ensuring Authentic Representation in Entertainment Industry

With one-in-five people having a disability in the U.S. today, the lack of representation – just 3.1 percent on screen and even less in children’s television (less than one percent) – means that millions of people are unable to see themselves in media today. RespectAbility has been honored to play a part in changing this, including consulting on an array of films and TV shows for a variety of studios and networks. But change must be embraced from the top and have buy-in at every level. How are network and studio executives, showrunners and writers working within their organizations to encourage more disability representation whether in front of the camera or behind it? What are promising practices in diversity and inclusion and how are they helping to move things in a positive direction?

  • Moderator: Jonathan Murray, Co-Founder, Bunim-Murray Productions
  • Elisabeth Finch, Writer and Producer, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Carolyn Lertzman, Manager, Standards & Practices, Disney Channels and Co-Lead Creative Talent Pipeline Workstream, TWDC Disability Inclusion Workgroup
  • Grace Moss, Director of Talent Development & Inclusion, NBC Entertainment
  • David Renaud, Writer and Producer, The Good Doctor
  • Shoshannah Stern, Writer and Creator, This Close and Actress, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Jennifer Turner, SVP U.S. Scripted Programming for Sony Pictures Television and Current Executive for The Good Doctor

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT: Examples of Best Practice

Case Study in On-Camera Representation: New Amsterdam

  • David Caparelliotis, Casting Director
  • Danny Gomez, Actor
  • Eileen Grubba, Actress
  • Rachel Handler, Actress
  • David Schulner, Executive Producer and Showrunner

2:10 p.m. ET / 11:10 a.m. PT: Representation of Disability in Young Adult Entertainment Media

  • Moderator: Tatiana Lee, Actress, Model and Hollywood Inclusion Associate, RespectAbility
  • Kayla Cromer, Actress, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform
  • Ramy Youssef, Creator, Writer and Actor, Ramy, Hulu
  • Steve Way, Actor, Ramy, Hulu

2:35 p.m. ET / 11:35 a.m. PT: Video – First Time I Saw Myself

  • Kayla Cromer, Actress, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform
  • Danny Gomez, Actor, New Amsterdam, NBC
  • Sophie Kim, Actress, The Healing Powers of Dude, Netflix
  • Ryan O’Connell, Creator and Star, Special, Netflix
  • Natasha Ofili, Actress, The Politician, Netflix and Undone, Amazon Prime
  • David Renaud, Producer, The Good Doctor, ABC
  • Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Actress, Give Me Liberty

2:40 p.m. ET / 11:40 a.m. PT: Disability Representation in Media

  • Moderator: Lauren Appelbaum, Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility and Author, Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit
  • Victoria Arlen, ESPN
  • Tim Gray, Variety
  • Kristen Lopez, TV Editor, IndieWire
  • Dino-Ray Ramos, Associate Editor, Deadline Hollywood

3:10 p.m. ET / 12:10 p.m. PT: RespectAbility Lab: Building the Industry Pipeline for the Future

  • Moderator: Nasreen Alkhateeb, Senior Production Advisor, RespectAbility Lab
  • Kiah Amara, 2020 RespectAbility Lab Alum, Filmmaker and Founder, IndieVISIBLE Entertainment
  • April Caputi, Creative Associate under Walt Disney Television’s Executive Incubator Program and 2019 RespectAbility Lab Alum
  • Natalie Gross, 2019 RespectAbility Lab Alum, Actress and Writer
  • Leah Romond, 2019 Lab Alum, 2020 Lab Senior Production Advisor, and a producer of the SWSW 2020 Official Selection, inclusive musical feature film Best Summer Ever

Thursday, July 30: The Future of Work for People with Disabilities

Hosted by The Honorable Steve Bartlett, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman, RespectAbility

There are more than 22 million working-age people with disabilities in America, and today fewer than 1 in 3 has a job. Learn from top experts who are enabling employers to thrive by bringing in the talents of people with disabilities.

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT: Public Policies to Support the Future of Work

  • Keynote: The Honorable Brad Sherman, Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets
  • Moderator: Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility
  • Shane Kanady, Vice President, Workforce Development, SourceAmerica
  • Craig Leen, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mark Allan Schultz, Commissioner of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT: Virtual Gallery Tour

Celebrating Great Artists with Disabilities – Distinguished Pieces
In partnership with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

2:15 p.m. ET / 11:15 a.m. PT: The Private Sector and the Future of Work for People with Disabilities

  • Keynote: Mark Feinour, Executive Director of the Support Services group, Bank of America
  • Moderator: Randall Duchesneau, Board of Advisors, RespectAbility
  • Vincenzo Piscopo, Community and Stakeholder Relations Director, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Jim Sinocchi, Head of Disability Inclusion, JP Morgan Chase
  • Closing Keynote: Former Governor Tom Ridge, former Governor (R-PA)

Friday, July 31: Leadership: Making A Difference for the Future

Hosted by The Honorable Steve Bartlett, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman, RespectAbility

At its core we recognize that the work of the next 10 years for the ADA will be a series of partnerships. In the earlier days we have explored the partnership between educators, parents and students, the partnership between employers and employees, the partnership between philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, and the partnership of those who create, produce and market the material through which we see the world. Today, we will look at the partnership inherent in different types of leadership: in our democracy, between the governing and the governed.

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT: Introductory National Messages

Presenting a vision of where this partnership will take our nation in the next 10 years: 

  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Senator (D-MD)
  • Gov. Lawrence Hogan, Governor (R-MD) and Chair, National Governors Association

1:10 p.m. ET / 10:10 a.m. PT: Keynote: LA 2030-Building for ADA 40

  • Stephen Simon, Executive Director, Los Angeles City Department on Disability

1:20 p.m. ET / 10:20 a.m. PT: Panel: How Can You Engage with Your Government?

This panel consists of three government leaders who are also people with disabilities. They will each speak on two topics: how they came to serve in the way that they do, and how they work with engaged citizens every day to help build the best future possible.

  • Moderator: Matan Koch, Esq., Director of California Office, RespectAbility
  • Andrea Jennings, Commissioner, City of Pasadena Accessibility and Disability Commission and Founder, Shifting Creative Paradigms Productions
  • Jaime Pacheco-Orozco, Senior Manager, City of Los Angeles
  • Anastasia Somoza, Community Liaison, NYC Council’s liaison to disability community

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT: Virtual Gallery Tour

Celebrating Great Artists with Disabilities – Grand Finale
In partnership with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

2:15 p.m. ET / 11:15 a.m. PT: Video – Defining Progress

  • Danny Gomez, New Amsterdam, NBC
  • Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Shaylee Mansfield, Deaf Out Loud, A&E, Feel the Beat, Netflix
  • RJ Mitte, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Ryan O’Connell, Special, Netflix
  • Natasha Ofili, The Politician, Netflix
  • David Renaud, The Good Doctor, ABC

2:20 p.m. ET / 11:20 a.m. PT: Panel: The Many Facets of a Healthy Democracy – Different Models for Civic Engagement

There are many ways that we as people with disabilities can advance our civic society beyond direct engagement with our elected or appointed officials. This last panel will consist of three people sharing different ways in which they made a difference in civil society.

  • Introductory Message by Kayla Cromer, Actress, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay
  • Moderator: Matan Koch, Esq., Director of California Office, RespectAbility
  • Ariella Barker, JD, MPA, former volunteer leader on RespectAbility SNAP campaign
  • Ila Eckhoff, Managing Director, BlackRock and Board of Directors, RespectAbility
  • Gloria Medina, Trans activist, former RespectAbility Public Policy Fellow

3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT: Video – Dreams for the Next 30 Years of ADA

  • Kayla Cromer, Actress, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform
  • Danny Gomez, Actor, New Amsterdam, NBC
  • Eileen Grubba, Actress, New Amsterdam, NBC
  • Zack Gottsagen, Actor, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • RJ Mitte, Actor, Breaking Bad and Triumph
  • Ryan O’Connell, Creator and Star, Special, Netflix
  • Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Actress, Give Me Liberty

3:05 p.m. ET / 12:05 p.m. PT: Video Greetings from the Joe Biden and Donald Trump Campaigns

 

3:10 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT: Closing Keynote:  The Future for People with Disabilities

  • The Honorable Steve Bartlett, co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chairman, RespectAbility
  • Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and Co-Founder, RespectAbility

Speakers

#ADA30 Summit 2020

Abigail Shaw smiling headshot

Abigail Shaw

Member of RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

Amna Nawaz smiling headshot on the PBS NewsHour set.

Amna Nawaz

Senior National Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Anastasia Somoza smiling. Somoza is a white woman with brown hair down to her shoulders who uses a power wheelchair. She is seated in front of a green backdrop

Anastasia Somoza

Community Liaison, NYC Council’s liaison to disability community

Andrea Jennings headshot smiling.

Andrea Jennings

Commissioner, City of Pasadena Accessibility and Disability Commission and Founder, Shifting Creative Paradigms Productions

April Caputi smiling headshot. April is a white woman with long brown hair standing in front of a pink wall.

April Caputi

Creative Associate under Walt Disney Television’s Executive Incubator Program and 2019 RespectAbility Lab alumna

Ariella Barker smiling headshot. Barker is a white woman with blonde hair down past her shoulders who uses a wheelchair

Ariella Barker, JD, MPA

Former volunteer leader on RespectAbility SNAP campaign

Brad Sherman headshot

Rep. Brad Sherman

CA-30 (D)

Carolyn Lertzman smiling headshot. Lertzman is a white woman with black hair down to her shoulders, wearing glasses, a necklace and a denim jacket.

Carolyn Lertzman

Manager, Standards & Practices, Disney Channels and member of the leadership team for the newly formed Disabilities Employee Resource Group

Chris Van Hollen smiling wearing a suit and tie with the US Capitol dome in the background behind him.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

D-MD

Craig Leen headshot

Craig Leen

Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, USDOL

Danny Gomez smiling headshot wearing a black shirt in front of a black backdrop

Danny Gomez

Actor, New Amsterdam

David Caparelliotis headshot

David Caparelliotis

Casting Director, New Amsterdam

David Renaud smiling wearing a suit. David is a white man who uses a wheelchair.

David Renaud

Writer and Producer, The Good Doctor

David Schulner smiling headshot. Schulner is a white man with short black hair, is wearing glasses and a tan suit

David Schulner

Executive Producer and Showrunner, New Amsterdam

Debbie Fink smiling in front of a building

Debbie Fink

Director of Community Outreach and Impact, RespectAbility

Dino-Ray Ramos smiling headshot

Dino-Ray Ramos

Associate Editor, Deadline Hollywood

Eileen Grubba headshot smiling in front of a red backdrop. Grubba is a white woman with short blonde hair

Eileen Grubba

Actress, New Amsterdam

Elisabeth J Finch smiling black and white headshot. Elisabeth is a white woman with dark hair

Elisabeth J. Finch

Writer/Co-Executive Producer, “Grey’s Anatomy”

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Gerard Robinson

Vice President for Education, The Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation

Gloria Medina smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

Gloria Medina

Trans Activist and former RespectAbility Fellow

Grace Moss headshot

Grace Moss

Director of Talent Development & Inclusion, NBC Entertainment

Ila Eckhoff smiling outside in front of trees and plants wearing glasses

Ila Eckhoff

Managing Director, BlackRock and Board of Directors, RespectAbility

Jaime Pacheco Orozco smiling wearing a suit and tie and glasses. Jaime has short black hair

Jaime H. Pacheco-Orozco

Senior Manager, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability

Headshot of Jennifer Mizrahi, smiling and facing the camera wearing a red blazer color photo

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

President, RespectAbility

Jennifer Turner smiling headshot

Jennifer Turner

SVP U.S. Scripted Programming for Sony Pictures Television and Current Executive for The Good Doctor

Jim Sinocchi sitting with a service dog in front of a window with skyscrapers behind him.

Jim Sinocchi

Head of Disability Inclusion, JP Morgan Chase

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Jonathan Murray

Reality TV Pioneer and Board of Directors, RespectAbility

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Jose Luiz Plaza

Manager, The California Endowment

Kayla Cromer headshot. Kayla is a white woman with long brown hair.

Kayla Cromer

Actress, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

Ketrina Hazell headshot smiling wearing a sash that says Ms. Wheelchair New York on it

Ketrina Hazell

Member, RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

Kiah Amara smiling headshot

Kiah Amara

2020 RespectAbility Lab Alum, Filmmaker and Founder, IndieVISIBLE Entertainment

Kristen Lopez smiling headshot

Kristen Lopez

TV Editor, IndieWire

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Kym Eisner

Executive Director, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Lachi smiling headshot in front of a sign for the Grammy Awards

Lachi

Recording Artist and Member, RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

Lara Trump speaking into a microphone

Lara Trump

Senior Advisor, President Donald J. Trump’s Re-election Campaign

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Lauren Appelbaum

Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility

Lauren Arena headshot smiling wearing a sash that says Ms. Wheelchair New York on it. Arena is a white woman with black hair down one side of her head

Lauren Arena

Ms. Wheelchair NY 2020

Lolo Spencer smiling headshot. Lolo is a woman of color with short hair and hoop earrings

Lauren “Lolo” Spencer

Actress, Give Me Liberty

Governor Larry Hogan smiling, speaking behind a podium. Hogan is wearing a blue suit, red tie, and glasses

Gov. Lawrence Hogan

Governor (R-MD) and Chair, National Governors Association

Leah Romond smiling headshot

Leah Romond

2019 Lab alumna, 2020 Lab Senior Production Advisor, and Producer, Best Summer Ever

Lex Frieden smiling wearing a suit and tie. Frieden uses a power wheelchair.

Lex Frieden

Co-Founder / Leader of Independent Living Movement

Lisa Trygg headshot

Lisa Trygg

Senior Program Officer – Adults and Transitioning Youth with Disabilities, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Mark Feinour smiling wearing a suit and tie. Mark is a white man with short brown hair.

Mark Feinour

Support Services Executive, Bank of America

Mark Allan Schultz smiling wearing a suit. Schultz is a white man with very short hair

Mark Allan Schultz

Commissioner of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Matan Koch headshot

Matan Koch

Director of RespectAbility California and Jewish Leadership

Nasreen Alkhateeb smiling headshot

Nasreen Alkhateeb

Senior Production Advisor, RespectAbility Lab

Natalie Gross smiling headshot

Natalie Gross

2019 RespectAbility Lab Alum, Actress and Writer

Natasha Ofili smiling headshot

Natasha Ofili

Actress, The Politician and Undone

Nelle Richardson headshot

Dr. Nelle Richardson

Member, RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

Nicole Homerin smiling headshot in front of bushes and flowers. Homerin has long brown hair and is wearing a black shirt

Nicole Homerin, M.Ed.

Special Educator and co-author of RespectAbility’s upcoming Special Education During COVID-19 Toolkit

Ollie Cantos smiling in front of an American flag

Ollie Cantos

Board of Advisors, RespectAbility

Paul Luelmo headshot smiling. Luelmo has brown hair, a beard and mustache, and glasses

Paul Luelmo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education, San Diego State University

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Philip Kahn-Pauli

Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility

Rachel Handler smiling headshot. Rachel is a white woman with brown hair down to her shoulders, and is wearing a black jacket and red shirt

Rachel Handler

Actress, New Amsterdam

Ramy Youssef headshot wearing a red cap backwards

Ramy Youssef

Creator, Writer and Actor, Ramy, Hulu

Randall Duchesneau smiling and wearing a black suit, blue shirt, and black and white checkered tie and glasses color photo

Randall Duchesneau

Board of Advisors, RespectAbility

RJ Mitte smiling headshot

RJ Mitte

Actor, Breaking Bad and Triumph

Ryan O'Connell smiling headshot wearing glasses and a brown jacket. Ryan is a white man with short brown hair

Ryan O’Connell

Creator, Writer and Star of Netflix’s Special

Sasha Ross Becker smiling in front of a white backdrop. Becker is white, has brown hair, and is wearing a black and green shirt

Sasha Ross Becker

Member, RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

Shane Kanady headshot

Shane Kanady

Vice President, Workforce Development, Source America

Shaylee Mansfield headshot

Shaylee Mansfield

Deaf YouTuber and Actress, Deaf Out Loud, Bunk’d, Feel the Beat, 13 Minutes

Shoshannah Stern smiling in front of a sign for the College Television Awards

Shoshannah Stern

Writer and Creator, This Close and Actress, Grey’s Anatomy

Sneha Dave smiling

Sneha Dave

Board of Directors, RespectAbility

Sophie Kim smiling headshot

Sophie Kim

Actress, Healings Powers of Dude

Stacy Palmer smiling headshot

Stacy Palmer

Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Stephanie Lomibao smiling headshot. Stephanie has long brown hair

Stephanie Lomibao

Program Manager, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Stephen David Simon sitting on a stone staircase wearing a suit and tie and glasses.

Stephen David Simon

Executive Director, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability

Steve Bartlett, has brown hair and he is smiling and wearing a black suit, white shirt, and red spotted tie and an american flag pin on his jacket, color photo

Steve Bartlett

Co-Author, ADA and Chair, RespectAbility

Steve Way headshot. Way is a white man who uses a wheelchair

Steve Way

Actor, Ramy, Hulu

Tatiana Lee smiling outside in a parking lot.

Tatiana Lee

Actress, Model and Hollywood Inclusion Associate, RespectAbility

Timothy Gray smiling in front of grass and mountains wearing a suit and glasses. Tim is a white man with short white hair.

Tim Gray

Senior VP, Variety

Tina Williams headshot smiling

Tina Williams

Deputy Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, USDOL

Senator Tom Harkin smiling headshot wearing a suit

Sen. Tom Harkin

Co-Author of Americans with Disabilities Act

Governor Tom Ridge headshot wearing a blue suit and pink tie. Ridge is a white man who has short brown hair

Gov. Tom Ridge

Former Governor (R-PA)

Hon. Tony Coelho headshot wearing a suit and tie. Coelho is a white man with short grey hair

Hon. Tony Coelho

Co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act; founder of The Coelho Center, Loyola Law School

Victoria Arlen on the set of SportsCenter

Victoria Arlen

Host, ESPN

Vincenzo Piscopo smiling

Vincenzo Piscopo

Community and Stakeholder Relations Director, The Coca-Cola Company

headshot of Vivian Bass smiling at the camera with long hair color photo

Vivian G. Bass

Executive Committee, RespectAbility and CEO Emeritus, JFGH

Zack Gottsagen smiling headshot wearing a black suit and blue shirt. Zack is a white man and has short brown hair.

Zack Gottsagen

Actor, The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra smiling headshot with her hand next to her face

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, MSW

Member, RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau: Women’s Division

For More Information

For more information, please contact Debbie Fink, Project Manager for #ADA30 Summit 2020, at DebbieF@RespectAbility.org. Members of the press should contact Lauren Appelbaum at LaurenA@RespectAbility.org or Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi at JenniferM@RespectAbility.org.

This program is made possible with support by Comcast NBCUniversal, Murray/Reese Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company.

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