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SDS Committees

Committee work is at the heart of our organization, advancing advocacy work, our Principles, and our Mission. Volunteering to serve on a committee is a great way to connect with other SDS members and give back in order to advance our organization! To get involved, please contact Joanne Woiak. SDS is indebted to the collaborative work of the following committees:

Communications Committee

Joseph Stramondo, Co-Chair

Cassandra Hartblay, Co-Chair

Development Committee

Implements and manages fundraising efforts and outreach for support. Researches grant opportunities, sponsorships, and other organizations.

Patrick Devlieger, Co-Chair
Suzanne Stolz, Co-Chair

Finance and Operations Committee

Carol Goldin, Chair

Membership Committee

Promotes new membership of individuals and organizations. Communicates with existing membership.

Cassandra Hartblay, Co-Chair
Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, Co-Chair

Nominations and Awards Committee

Solicits candidates for Board election. Solicits nominees for awards and shepherds processes. Recruits volunteers for committees.

Vandana Chaudhry, Co-Chair
David Hernandez-Saca, Co-Chair

Policy and Publications Committee

Develops scholarly publications and seeks to encourage the development of scholarly research of concern to people with disabilities. Serves as Board liaison to the editors of our journal Disability Studies Quarterly. Informs the Board of relevant public issues relevant to people with disabilities that may require action on behalf of the Society, and assists in drafting statements supporting actions that promote the interests of disability advocacy and policy.

Sara Acevedo, Co-Chair
Carol Goldin, Co-Chair
Karen Nakamura, Co-Chair

Program Committee

Plans conferences, strands, online events, and other program activities. Coordinates with other organizations about their DS-related activities.

Holly Pearson, Co-Chair
Joanne Woiak, Co-Chair

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