The 2014 Midterm Elections are over and APSE would like to provide our members, and others in the disability advocacy community, with information about the results and the importance of building new partnerships with newly elected legislators!
Iowa APSE Members visit Senator Grassley on the Hill.
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On behalf of the APSE Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce that Allison Wohl has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective January 5, 2015. Over the past four months, the APSE Board conducted a comprehensive and exhaustive search for the best candidate to succeed Laura Owens as Executive Director, with Laura departing APSE for a position as President of TransCen, Inc. The board feels that Allison’s strong background as both an advocate for Employment First and in business operations makes her extremely well-qualified to lead APSE into a future where employment and self-sufficiency is a reality for all people with disabilities.
Allison received her MBA from the College of William and Mary. After sixteen years in corporate America, working at a big four consulting firm in their federal practices and also at GE, she decided that she wanted to take her experience to the nonprofit sector. Allison is currently the Executive Director of the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) in Washington DC, a coalition of twenty-two national organizations that advocates for the kind of comprehensive, innovative public policy reform that presumes the competence of all citizens with disabilities. She is a prolific writer and is passionate about Employment First. She is the mom of three boys, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome.
We are delighted to have Allison leading the team at APSE and believe her enthusiasm about Employment First will build on the foundation Laura and the National APSE Team have built, to take APSE to the next level. We know we can count on our membership and chapter leaders to support Allison as you have supported Laura.
Join us in welcoming Allison as we look forward to new opportunities for APSE!
Today, we would like to thank all past, present, and future servicemen and women for their service to our country. In recognition of Veterans Day, APSE would like to provide some resources available for Veterans looking for employment opportunities. As you know, the current low participation rate of citizens with disabilities in the workforce is unacceptable, including those who have served our country.