National Leadership Program, Fall 2022
Jessenia Leaphart is a Policy Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2022. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.
Leaphart is a Champion of Change and honoree of social innovation and civic participation from the Obama Administration. She works in underserved communities to increase access and amplify equity in the areas of education and healthcare. With a B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University, her work has included women and girls, mental health clinics, inmates within the Florida correctional system on death row, and children with disabilities. [continue reading…]