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#ADA30 Summit 2020

You can now watch recordings of all five of our #ADA30 events. This series was made possible through the generosity of Comcast NBCUniversal, the Murray/Reese Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company.

Grand Opening and Education and Skills for a Better Future

Ensuring Inclusive Communities

Fighting Stigmas with Hollywood

The Future of Work for People with Disabilities

Leadership: Making A Difference for the Future


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”

headshot of Gerard Robinson smiling and facing the camera wearing a black suit blue shirt and red tie color photo

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

headshot of Jonathan Murray wearing a gray striped shirt and facing the camera color photo

Jonathan Murray

Reality TV Pioneer and Board of Directors, RespectAbility

Jose Luiz Plaza smiling headshot. Plaza has black hair, is wearing glasses and a blue suit, and has a mustache.

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

Kym Eisner headshot

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

head shot of Lauren wearing an orange blazer, smiling and facing the camera color photo

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

headshot of Philip Kahn Pauli wearing glasses and with beard and mustache color photo

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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