ADA Audio Conference Series Speakers

Acosta, Stephanie
National Travel Manager
United Spinal Association

Aitken, Michael
Director of Governmental Affairs
Society for Human Resource Management

Alexander, Sharon E. Debbage
Administrative Judge, Washington Field Office
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Allweiss, Pamela

Anderlik, Mary
Health Law & Policy Institute

Anderson, Douglas
CASp, R.A.S., Partner
LCM Architects

Ansley, Heather L.
Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Government Relations
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Ansley, Esq., MSW, Heather
Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Government Relations
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Arent, Shereen
Managing Director of Legal Advocacy
American Diabetes Association

Ball, Phoebe
Self-Determination Team at the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Inc

Balthazor, Troy
Americans with Disabilities Act Specialist
Great Plains ADA Center in Columbia Missouri

Bartlett, Bart
EEO Manager
County of Orange CA

Bataille, AIA, Don
Registered Architect
Hearing Loops Unlimited NY

Bell, Christopher
Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman MN

Berg, Peter
ADA Technical Assistance Coordinator
Great Lakes Center

Berger, Stephanie
Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section

Bishop, Michelle
Voting Rights Specialist
National Disability Rights Network

Black, Brian
BDBlack & Associates

Blanck, Peter
University Professor
Syracuse University

Bond, Rebecca
Civil Rights Advocate

Bontke, Joe
Outreach and Training Coordinator
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Houston District

Bostrom, James
Deputy Chief
Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice

Botten, Bill
Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist
Office of Technical and Information Services U.S. Access Board

Bowen, Irene

Brandon, Don
Reasonable Accomodation and Accessible Design Expert

Breen, Philip
Special Legal Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice

Brennan, Jacquie
DBTAC-Southwest ADA Center

Breslin, Mary
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Brinkhoff, Julie
Great Plains ADA Center

Bruyere, Susanne
Program on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

Buck, Deborah
State IT Accessibility Initiatives Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center

Buckland, Kelly
Executive Director

Caldwell, Kate
PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Disability and Human Development University of Illinois at Chicago

Cameron, Carl
Inclusion Research Institute Washington DC

Capozzi, David
Executive Director
US Access Board

Carroll, Julie
Senior Attorney Advisor
National Council on Disability

Carter Batiste, Linda
Principal Consultant
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Catlin, Jack
Licensed Architect and Member
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Catt, Mary
Assistant Director, Communications
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Chapman, Livaughn
Jr. Chief
Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation

Christensen, Julie J.
Director of Policy and Advocacy
APSE - Association of People Supporting Employment First

Clemon-Karp, Linda
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Northwest ADA Center

Conway , Sally
Former, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Cook, Debbie
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance

Crawford, Rosaline
Facilitator for the U.S. Access Board working group
US Access Board

Creagan, Timothy
Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology
US Access Board

Dabney, Lewis
Key Bridge Foundation

Davis, Elizabeth
Emergency Management Consultant
EAD & Associates LLC New York

Decker, Curtis
Executive Director
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)* Washington DC

Deitrick, Stephanie
Enterprise GIS Manager
City of Tempe AZ

Demaya, Diego
JD, Legal Specialist
Southwest ADA Center at ILRU

Derry, Mark
Eastlake Derry and Associates LLC

Deschamps, Ed.D., Ann
Vice President
TransCen Inc.

Dillisio, Thomas
Program Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor in the Employment Training Administration

Dipner, Randy
Meeting the Challenge Inc

Duckworth, Kendra
Human Factors Consultant
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Duranti, Mary
Disabilities Resource Center UPMC

Dzumba, David
Accessible Telecommunications Lead
Nokia U.S

Eckel, Jennifer
Project Director

Edwards, Michael
Director, ADA Coordinators Training Certification Program
Great Plains ADA Center

Eiken, Steve
Research Manager
Truven Health Analytics IBM Watson Health

Eisenberg , Yochai
Senior Research Specialist
Institute on Disability and Human Development UIC

Esch, Eugenia
Trial Attorney
Disability Rights Section Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice

Fabian, Ellen
Professor & Director
Research Team Mid-Atlantic ADA Center University of Maryland

Fay, Ted
Professor and Former Chair
Sport Management Department at the State University of New York (SUNY)

Feingold, Lainey
Law Office of Lainey Feingold

Finucane, Alexandra
Vice President
Legal and Government Affairs for the Epilepsy Foundation

Fleming, Barney
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Expert

Flora, Roy
Chief Operating Officer
US Franchise Systems Inc. (USFS)

Flynn, Bruce
Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Fram, David
ADA & EEO Services for the National Employment Law Institute

Frederick, Katie
Program Administrator
Ohioans with Disabilities

Friedman, Scott
Adjunct Professor
Elmhurst Life Skills Academy at Elmhurst College

Galindo-Walsh, Christina
Disability Legal Specialist
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS)

Garrett, Jan
Program Manager
Pacific ADA Center

Gilkerson, Rob
Architectural Information Specialist
Rocky Mountain ADA Center

Gips, Kathy
Director of Training
New England ADA Center

Goldberg, Jeanne
Senior Attorney Advisor
Office of Legal Counsel U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Golden, Marilyn
Policy Analyst
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Golden, Marilyn
Senior Policy Analyst
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Gordon, Jr, Timotheus “T.J.”
Institute of Disability and Human Development UIC

Gorman, Robert M
Senior Trial Attorney
Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings C-70 U.S. Department of Transportation

Gosden, Suzanne
Human Factors Consultant
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Gould, Robert
Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Research, Great Lakes ADA Center
Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Greenwell, Peggy
Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services
US Access Board

Griffin, Christine

Grimm, Ben
Grounds Manager and Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Iowa City Community School District

Gross, Faith
Rights Advocate
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

Grossman, Paul
Retired, Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Gunther, Christena
Founder and Co-Chair
Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium

Hammel, Joy
Professor, DHD, Professor, Wade Meyer Endowed Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, OT
University of Illinois Chicago

Hammond, Anne
Transportation Industry Consultant
U.S. Department of Transportation

Hanebrink, Sandy
Executive Director
Touch the Future Inc

Harrington, Charlene
Professor of Sociology and Nursing
University of California San Francisco

Harrington, Jason
Education Outreach Manager
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Harrison, Oce
New England ADA Center

Hart, Stacy
ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist
New England ADA Center

Hecker, Bill
Architect and Accessible Design Consultant
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Consulting

Heider, Amy
MA, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate
Department of Disability and Human Development UIC

Heinrich, Alexa
Social Media Manager
St. Petersburg College

Hernandez, Brigida
Director of Research
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

Hill, Eve
Disability Rights Attorney and Advocate

Hofmann, Cheri
Coordinator / Information Specialist
Southeast ADA Center Distance Learning

Horton, Nancy
Information Specialist
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Houtenville, Andrew
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability and Demographic Statistics (StatsRRTC)

Hutchinson, Dori
Services Division Boston University

Imparato, Andrew
Executive Director
Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Irvin, Carol

Mathmatica Policy Research

Jacobs, Steve

Jin Pak, Jae
Community Education & Training Coordinator,
Disability and Human Development UIC

Johnson, Maegan
Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary Office of Aviation Consumer Protection

Jones, Darrell
Project Director
IL-NET and New Community Opportunities Center Independent Living Research Utilization

Jones, Robin
MPA, COTA/L, ROH, Director & Instructor
Great Lakes ADA Center

Jorwic, Nicole
Director of Rights Policy
The ARC of the United States

Kailes, June
Disability Policy Consultant, Associate Director and Adjunct Associate Professor
Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences CA

Kallem, Howard
Chief Regional Attorney
Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education D.C. Enforcement Office

Kent, Cheryl
Special Advisor for Disability Policy

King, Kleo
Senior Vice President
Accessibility Services United Spinal Association

Kleinman, Adrienne
Punch-In Consultant

Kraus, Lewis E.
Pacific ADA Center

Kuczynski, Christopher
Legal Counsel ADA Policy Division U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Ladau, Emily
Editor in Chief
Rooted in Rights Blog

Lahmann, Sandy
Information Specialist
Rocky Mountain ADA Technical Assistance Center

Lakowski, Terri
Active Policy Solutions

Lamielle, Mary
Founder and Executive Director
National Center for Environmental Health Strategies

Levin, Naomi
Policy Development in the Office of Federal Contract

Levine, Lisa
Program Officer
Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice

Lin Perry, Jennifer
Access Specialist
North East ADA Center

Lissner, Scott
Editorial Board Member
Association of Higher Education And Disability

Loy, Beth
Clinical Assistant Professor
West Virginia University

MacDonald-Wilson, Kim
Research Associate
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Boston University

Maida, Peter
Executive Director
Key Bridge Foundation

Maisels, Amanda
Deputy Chief
Disability Rights Section Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice

Marinaccio, Dorothy
Business Relations Coordinator
NYS Access -VR

Masling, Sharon
Director of Legal Services
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. (NAPAS)

Mastandrea, Linda
Athletics Equity Consulting

Mastroianni, Peggy
Legal Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Mathis, Jennifer
Deputy Legal Director and Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Matney, Tyler
Marketing Manager
CESSI a division of Axiom

Mayerson, Arlene
Directing Attorney
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Inc.(DREDF)

Mazz, Marsha
Director, Office of Technical and Information Services
US Access Board

McCullough, James
Attorney and Consultant

McGill, J.
Director, Office of Employment Support Programs
Social Security Administration

McGovern, John
Executive Director
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association

McMahon, Brian
Research Fellow
U.S. Department of Education

Meeks, Lisa
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Medical School Department of Family Medicine

Miaskoff, Carol
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Michael, Karen
Attorney and Vice President in HR
SunTrust Bank

Mitchell, Jessica
Integration Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Moorman, Anita
University of Louisville

Morris, Karin
Accessibility Manager

Motyka, Amanda
Equal Opportunity Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Moutinho, Shannon
Program Specialist
Great Lakes ADA Center

Mullin, Courtney
MPA, MSW, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate
Department of Disability and Human Development UIC

Myhill, William
Senior Research Associate
Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University

Narowski, Kelly

Newman, Shelia
Vice President

Nichol, Allison
isability Rights Section Civil Rights Division Department of Justice

Nolan, Lauren
Economic Development Planner at the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood
and Community Involvement at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

O'Brien, Marnie
Instructional Designer and Trainer

Owens, Ph.D., Laura
TransCen Inc.

Paarlberg, Kim
Senior Staff Architect
International Code Council (ICC)

Pace, Rex
National Accessibility Officer
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Paciello, Mike
Founder and President
The Paciello Group (TPG)

Palames, Chris
Executive Director
Independent Living Resources (ILR)

Parker Harris, Sarah
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Parsons, Brian
Advisor for Employer Policy
Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Pecht, Jim
Accessibility Specialist/Librarian
US Access Board Office of Technical and Information Services

Pettit, Ronald
Access Manager
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Priaulx, Elizabeth
Law National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems

Prokop, Susan
Senior Associate Advocacy Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Raish, Anne
Deputy Chief-Disability Rights Section-Civil Rights Division

Rapport, Adele
Associate Regional Attorney
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Renko, Maija
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Illinois at Chicago

Rennert, Sharon
Senior Attorney Advisor
ADA/Gina Division Office of Legal Counsel

Richert, Mark
Director of Public Policy
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Robb, Gary
Executive Director
National Center on Accessibility Indiana University

Robinson, Donzell
Circuit Court of Maryland

Rosenblum, Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Ross, Alicia
Program Manager
Salute American Heroes

Rothstein, Laura
Dean and Professor
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law University of Louisville

Roundtree, Robert
Employment Services

Rowland, Cyndi
Associate Director

Rudstam, Hannah
Director of Training
Northeast ADA Center

Ruiz-Quintanilla, S.
Senior Research Associate
New York School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Russell, Deb
Director of Career Outreach Department

Russo, Joseph
Deputy Commissioner
Compliance Mayors Office for People with Disabilities

Salmen, John
Universal Designers Consultants Inc.

Schrader, Sarah
Research associate
New York Mix Work Pay Medicaid

Sesker, Earlene
Accessibility Specialist
US Access Board Office of Technical and Information Services

Shanley, Judy
PhD, Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition Co-Director,
FTA National Center for Mobility Management

Sheats, Brett
National Project Director
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Shields, Derek
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Shortridge, Woody

New England ADA Center

Siegel, Betty
Director of VSA and Accessibility
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Silverstein, Robert
Staff director
Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions

Sims, Gabriela

New England ADA Center

Skulski, Jennifer
Skulski Consulting LLC

Smith, Jared
Associate Director

Snyder, Joel
President, Audio Description Associates, LLC (USA)
Director of Audio Description Project American Council of the Blind

Stafford, Phillip
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Anthropology Indiana University

Stanosheck Jeanette, Elizabeth
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS)

Sterkens, Juliette
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Sternadori, Rich
Education Coordinator
Great Plains ADA Center

Stokes, Michele
ADA Compliance Specialist
City of Tempe AZ

Storms, Tommie
Atlanta college

Strobel Gower, Wendy
Program Director, YTI, Project Director
Northeast ADA Center Co-Project Director EARN

Sullivan, Michael
San Francisco Police Department

Sumbry, Gladys
Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments

Taheri, Ramin
Staff Attorney
Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education

Taylor, Barry
Director of Legal Services
Equip for Equality

Terry, James
Chief Executive Officer
Evan Terry Associates

Thibault, Lois
Coordinator of Research
The Access Board

Thompson, Terry
Senior Computer Specialist
University of Washington

Tobias, Jim
Inclusive Technologies

Town, Maria
President and CEO
American Association of People with Disabilities

Tusler, Anthony

Van Horn, Laurel
Research Director
Open Doors Organization (ODO)

Vaughn, Bev
Cofounder and Executive Director
American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

Wacker, Robbyn
Assistant Vice President and Professor
University of Northern Colorado

Wakefield, Doug
Accessibility Specialist
U.S. Access Board

Walker-Jones, Joyce
Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel

Walsh, Lynn
ADAC, Manager Acessibility and Inclusion
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Weisberg, Rachel
Staff Attorney
Equip for Equality

Westfall, Elizabeth
Deputy Chief
Disability Rights Section Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice

Weston, Savannah
Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section

Whaley, Barry A.
Project Director
Southeast ADA Center-Burton Blatt Institute

Wheeler, Stephanie
University of Illinois

White, Craig
Professor and Chair of the Accounting Department
University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management

Williams, Michael
Research Scientist
Atlanta VA Medical Center's Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Vision Loss and Aging

Winstrom, Oyvind

Lindner & Marsack S.C

Wodatch, John
Former, Chief Disability Rights Section
Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice

Wohlenhaus, Renee
Deputy Chief
Disability Rights Section (DRS)

Wolery, Ruth
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University

Wolfe, Kathleen
Special Litigation Counsel, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Wolff, Eli
Institute for Human Centered Design

Woody, Sara
Northwest ADA Center

Worden, Jeanine

Associate General Counsel for Fair Housing

Wright, Billy
Director of Veterans' Initiatives
Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)

Young, Judy
Assistant Director of Training and Development
Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University

Zak, Dawn
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)