PolicyWorks develops and applies innovative practices to make policy work for people with disabilities. PolicyWorks seeks to foster a national dialog and build collaborative partnerships that maximize public, nonprofit and business sector resources to:

  • Support equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities.
  • Incubate innovative programs, promising practices, and effective strategies that break down barriers for people with disabilities.
  • Enhance the impact of available resources to support an individual’s choice and ability to achieve economic independence and community inclusion.

Our Team

Board of Directors

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Steven Allen


Nancy Wells


Anthony James


Sharon McCone


Ann Wai-Yee Kwong


Eric Glunt


Nancy A. Starnes


Rayne Aylward


Paul Hippolitus


Kristen Willard


Shawn Fiala

Staff and Researchers

Our staff and researchers do a great job of helping people everyday. Learn about how they impact lives.

Our Funders and Partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • National Disability Mentor Coalition (NDMC)
  • The Interwork Institute at San Diego State University
  • California State University Fullerton
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • World Institute on Disability
  • National Council on Disability
  • DC Metro Business Leadership Network
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Broward College
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • TransCen
  • EIN SOF Communications

Policy Works thanks the following organizations for their part in funding us:

  • Access to Design Professions, Institute for Human Centered Design *funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts
  • HSC / National Youth Transition Collaborative
  • The Kessler Foundation
  • The Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  • San Diego State University/ California Health Incentives Improvement Project
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Labor via BCT Partners
  • World Institute on Disability