2022 Spring CEO March 2022

Index of Materials


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Monday March 21, 202


Welcome and Intro
LaToya Blizzard, Management and Fiscal Support Specialist

10:00 – 11:00

State of the Network
Curt Decker, Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:30

Federal Updates
Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration on Community Living
Jill Jacobs, Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living
Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch


Federal Updates
Katy Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

3:15-3:30 Break


Using Communications to Further Advocacy Work
Ways we can talk about the work we do and build awareness and support.
David Card, Deputy Executive Director of External Relations
Tom Masseau, Executive Director, Disability Rights Arkansas

6:00-9:00 Reception

Tuesday, March 22

9:00 – 10:30

Multiyear Goal and Priority Planning
Discussion on benefits of having a multi-year goal and priority planning process and how to implement that strategy
Gwen Orlowski, Executive Director, Disability Rights New Jersey
Melissa Keys, Executive Director, Indiana Disability Rights

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00

Succession Planning
Are we thinking about our next move and the future leaders of our agencies?
Speaker: Mary Faithful, Executive Director, Disability Rights Texas

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:00

P&A Standards
Review updates to the P&A Standards
Virginia Knowlton, Executive Director, Disability Rights North Carolina Chair of Standards Committee

2:00 – 3:00

Doing More Systemic work: How to manage the change
Thinking of doing more systemic work? Discussion of how to communicate that to board and the community. How to balance that work with individual casework
Jeff Edwards, Executive Director, Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
Melissa Sublett, Executive Director, Oklahoma Disability Law Center

3:00 – 3:15 Break


Policy Discussion
Eric Buehlmann, Deputy Executive Director of Public Policy, NDRN

4:30-5:00 Final Comments and Goodbyes

Resources for Download

Multiyear planning resources