Annie Tohill became passionate about disability issues thanks to her experiences with chronic illness and autism. She edited videos and wrote press releases ahead of Born This Way’s second season premiere.
Matthew Wagner’s experience with hearing loss created a desire to increase access for all people. He helped ensure the accessibility of our PowerPoints for those who are visually impaired.
Clara Loh’s work at SPD, a nonprofit organization supporting people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in Singapore, deepened her interest in disability issues. She attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins University.
Nicole LeBlanc is currently a SARTAC Disability Policy Fellow at the National Disability Rights Network. She represented our organization at multiple DC-area events, conferences and meetings.
Jay Kolodne assisted with fundraising and contact expansion, as well as RespectAbility’s Social Media presence. He is a graduate of Montgomery College.
Nathan Shearer drafted public comments on state workforce (WIOA) plans, offering suggestions and best practices for states to better include people with disabilities in their workforces. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Timothy Young attended American University, where he was a dual major in history and international relations. He traveled to both South Africa and Russia during his undergraduate career.
Nicole Rakusin’s primary academic focus was on the political and social determinants of health that pose barriers to equal access to healthcare resources for minority groups in the United States. She attended Vanderbilt University.
Dan Pinkser researched foundations and other potential funders while also representing RespectAbility on Capitol Hill and at the White House. He attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Charles Butler graduated from Miami University in the Spring of 2016, where he majored in International Studies. He worked with both the Policy and Communications teams at RespectAbility.