Amputee Coalition is happy to share Commissioner Jill Jacobs will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 National Conference, August 11th at 1:00pm!
Jill Jacobs was appointed to serve as the Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities for the Administration of Community Living (ACL) on February 14, 2022. She has more than two decades of professional experience managing disability services organizations, analyzing policy, and working toward improved health and disability programs and services at local, state, and federal levels. She also has been an active grassroots organizer, leading campaigns to depict President Franklin D. Roosevelt seated in his wheelchair in the national monument in Washington, D.C. to ensure the inclusion of disabled children in schools, and to organize disaster response efforts for people with disabilities following Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, to name just a few of her accomplishments. In addition, Jacobs brings to the role the lived experience of her own disability and as the mother of two disabled adults.
Before joining ACL, Jacobs served as the executive director of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), a center for independent living. Previously, Jacobs founded and served for 16 years as the CEO of Ability Unleashed, a coordination and facilitation agency for Medicaid home and community-based services. She has held executive positions at several nonprofit and government entities and served on the boards of several disability advocacy organizations, including the National Council on Independent Living and United Cerebral Palsy of Washington & Northern Virginia.
For her work advancing rights and access of disabled military family members while she was an Army spouse, the United States Army awarded Jacobs the Dr. Mary E. Walker Medal of Honor. Jacobs is a graduate of Texas A&M at Central Texas and received social work training at Army Social Work Services at Fort Hood, Texas.
Have you registered for the 2022 National Conference yet? Wait no longer! Register now and secure your spot to hear from this dynamic speaker and several others. Join the Amputee Coalition in person at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA, August 10-13, for the opportunity to learn, network and grow our collective efforts to impact positive change for our community. Be sure to secure the conference hotel discount when you make your hotel reservation by June 24, 2022. Visit the conference webpage or email us for more details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #ACNC22.
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