Engaging in one or more of Disability:IN’s Committees is a great way to connect with other professionals in the network and gain learnings to advance disability inclusion. Committees provide leadership and professional development opportunities, networking, and focus on best practice sharing. Most of the Disability:IN Committees meet once per quarter for a virtual hour-long meeting. Any Disability:IN partner company is welcome to have up to two committee members on each committee. Please note that some exceptions do exist and are noted below with an asterisk. Please reach out to Jordan Krug at [email protected] with any questions on committees, current members, or if you are interested in joining a particular committee.
Full Committee List
- Accessibility Leadership Committee
- Chief Diversity Officer Forum
- Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee
- ERG/BRG Leadership Committee
- Executive Sponsors Forum
- Global Roundtable
- International Certification Committee (ICC)
- Mental Wellness Committee
- Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable
- NextGen Council
- Procure Access Advisory Group
- Procurement Council
- Reasonable Accommodations Committee
- Talent Acquisition Committee
Accessibility Leadership Committee:
The Accessibility Leadership Committee is a globally diverse group of business leaders who come together to share their knowledge, strategies, and best practices to help organizations enhance and maintain accessibility policies and practices in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain. The committee’s focus includes but is not limited to digital accessibility and all aspects of the built, operational, communication, program, procurement, and other environments. If interested in joining, please email Celeste Keanaaina at [email protected].
Executive Director, Digital Accessibility Engineering, CVS Health
Company Accessibility Leader, Procter & Gamble
Chief Diversity Officer Forum:
Interactive forum of Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) provides an opportunity to engage with peers on challenges and leading practices related to disability inclusion and intersectionality. *Since this forum is title specific, only one member will be allowed from each partner company. If interested in joining, please have your Chief Diversity Officer email Brian Horn at [email protected].
Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
Chief Diversity Officer,
Discover Financial Services
Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee:
The Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee is a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, who have been elected to share their knowledge, expertise, and vision to enhance disability inclusion policies and practices in the workplace. This is a small, closed committee and is currently invite-only.
ERG/BRG Leadership Committee:
A peer networking forum for developing or enhancing a disability-focused affinity group that provides business value and professional growth for its members. This group is aimed for disability ERG/BRG co-chairs. The ERG/BRG Leadership Committee has developed an on-line toolkit to which it annually adds new resources. You can review it on Disability:IN’s Resource Library. If interested in joining, please email Michelle Maybaum at [email protected].
Audit Managing Director and Abilities in Motion (AIM) BRG Advisory Board Member, KPMG
Senior Manager Product Development
Global Co-Lead Enable
Executive Sponsors Forum:
Executive Sponsors are the voice of Business Resource Groups and responsible for driving positive change within the business. This committee brings together executive sponsors to explore the most effective ways to link disability affinity groups to the business and to foster environments where all employees are IN. *Since this forum is title specific, only one member will be allowed from each partner company. If interested in joining, please have your Executive Sponsor email Jill Houghton at [email protected].
SVP, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Voya Financial
Vice President, Communications, Northrop Grumman
An interactive forum for business leaders to engage with peers across industries on disability inclusion policies, programs, and trends around the world. This committee also has three subcommittees: APAC, EMEA, and LATAM. *2 members allowed on all four groups from each partner company. If interested in joining, please email Kate Calcutt at [email protected].
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA, Bloomberg
VP Tech Professional Services EMEA, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion Lead EMEA, Google
APAC Council Co-Chairs:
Global Program Lead, Disability Inclusion, Accenture
Jo Keiko Terasawa
Global/APAC Lead, Community Inclusion, People Operations, Google
EMEA Council Co-Chairs:
Senior HR Specialist/Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Middle East, Amazon
Head of Diversity & Inclusion – EMEA, Bank of America
LATAM Council Co-Chairs:
Luis Henrique Rissi
Marketing Manage, Boston Scientific
Head of Diversity & Inclusion for LATAM & Caribbean, SAP
International Certification Committee (ICC):
The ICC is an essential working group responsible for the critical evaluation of certification applications and documentation received from disability suppliers (DOBEs) as well as recertification requests while upholding world class certification standards. This committee is not included in the standard committee list as the commitment involved is a bit more than others. Committee members meet virtually once per month for approximately two hours. Outside of meetings, members also review assigned certification applications and supporting documents using an online system, which takes approximately two additional hours monthly. Experience in legal, tax, finance and/or accounting is helpful but not required. Members are required to sign an NDA. Please reach out to [email protected] with questions or interest!
Mental Wellness Committee:
Mental health is the number one cause of disability in the workplace. The world is changing, and the mental health needs of employees are shifting with it. This interactive forum provides an opportunity for national and global business leaders to learn from each other about best practices related to addressing mental wellness in the workplace in order to support their employees and improve workforce productivity. If interested in joining, please email Emily McDonald at [email protected]
Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee
Chief Health Officer, Accenture
Life @ Mental Health Program Manager, Meta
Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable:
The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable is a collection of innovative leaders who spearhead autism-focused hiring initiatives. As a collection of cross industry employers, we lead field-specific recruitment efforts. The results have been significant for our culture development and for people with autism. This group is facilitated by Microsoft and requires having a neurodiversity hiring program already in place for at least a year.
The NextGen Council is a group of NextGen Alumni who help to inform, educate, advise and assist Disability:IN, its corporate partners, and Affiliates on the ways in which to effectively engage college students and youth with disabilities. This council is not open to Disabliity:IN partner companies.
Procure Access Advisory Group:
Procure Access is a business-to-business initiative facilitated by Disability:IN bringing together companies that recognize the importance of purchasing and selling technology products and services that are accessible to people with disabilities. The Procure Access Advisory Group is a diverse group of cross-industry business leaders and invited policy experts who help guide the work of Procure Access. They do so by sharing their knowledge and expertise regarding the purchase and sale of digital products and services that are accessible to and usable by all stakeholders with disabilities, including employees, job applicants, customers, suppliers, and members of the public. Please visit the Procure Access page, or contact Jeff Wissel, Disability:IN’s Chief Accessibility Officer, to learn more about Disability:IN’s work to advance accessible procurement.
Advisory Group Co-Chairs:
Senior Manager, Digital Accessibility,
VP – Compliance & Accessibility,
AT&T Services, Inc.
A council of business professionals providing direction in elevating Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity Program. The Procurement Council provides program oversight and direction, feedback and buy-in for established and new initiatives. If interested in joining, please email Philip DeVleigher at ph[email protected].
Secretary, Disability:IN | Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead, Accenture
Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity, Merck
Reasonable Accommodations Committee:
The Reasonable Accommodations Committee convenes corporate professionals and practitioners working directly or indirectly in the area of reasonable accommodations or at the intersection of accessibility and accommodations. The committee provides a forum for peer-to-peer benchmarking and the sharing of best practices; please email questions or requests to join the committee to [email protected].
Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Operations, Northrop Grumman
Sr. Vice President, Life Event Services – Medical Accommodations Leader, Bank of America
Talent Acquisition Committee:
A diverse group of talent acquisition and recruiting professionals come together to discuss disability inclusive hiring practices and trends while exploring how to leverage Disability:IN to incorporate individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities into company talent pipelines. If interested in joining, please email Bridgette Anderson at [email protected].
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Protiviti
VP, Head of Campus & Diversity Recruitment, PNC