Sarah Alsop (‘12) Sarah created an accessibility committee Bowling Green, VA and they’ve had their first meeting.
Angela Kahler (‘12) Angela was appointed to the Faith Inclusion Network Board of Directors. Angela and PIP 12 grad Christine Chewning are helping to arrange the National Conference for the Faith Inclusion Network. Angela hosted an event (30 attendees) with the network called Inclusion in Action, which incorporated promoting inclusion in the faith community.
Robyn Iuliano (‘11) Robyn started a program called Brighter Futures to build collaboration between schools, agencies, and professionals for people with disabilities. She was also appointed onto the global STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents/Professionals) board and serves as a family navigator.
Ivy Kennedy (‘11) Ivy led a breakout session about public education at the Arc 2012 State Convention. Ivy is also doing public speaking about Disability History Awareness Month and the Medicaid Waiver. Ivy was a co-facilitator at the 2012 Youth Leadership Forum.
Lisa Lockhart (‘12) Lisa has started working on programs with the Arc of Greater Richmond. She helped to organize an event called Zumba for Self Determination to raise awareness of all individuals’ right to have control over their lives.
Hollie Monroe (‘12) Hollie was accepted to be on the VAULT Board of Directors. She participated with VAULT (Virginia Advocates United Leading Together) as a vendor at the Youth Leadership Forum Resource Fair. Hollie shared about her Partners experience at the VBPD Board Meeting in September.
Katherine Montgomery (‘12) Katherine was promoted to Advocacy Associate at the Arc of Northern Virginia.
Liz Salter (‘12) Liz has started working on the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities in Hampton.
Matthew Shapiro (‘12) Matthew was selected for an internship at the White House where he is working on disability policy issues.
Brett Wills (‘12) Brett spoke at the September meeting of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities about his Partners in Policymaking experience.