Nancy has dedicated over 25 years to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. She uses her public service and non-profit work to deliver the promise of economic and social parity to people with disabilities that those without disabilities have come to expect. Nancy entered public life as the first female to be elected to Sparta, New Jersey’s Town Council and subsequently served as Mayor. She served two New Jersey counties as Director of their Offices for the Disabled.
She was a senior staff member for10 years with the National Organization on Disability (NOD), working in program development, human resources, communications and upper management. Prior to NOD, Nancy was Chief Operating Officer for the Paralysis Society of America (a civilian initiative of Paralyzed Veterans of America).
She is currently serving a Presidential appointment to the U.S. Access Board, an independent Federal agency that develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunication equipment, electronic and information technology and for medical diagnostic equipment, as well as enforcing accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.
Nancy has also served as a board member of: the Northeast Disability and Business Technical Advisory Council (DBTAC), Region II, the National Coalition on Disability Rights/ADA Watch, the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, DOT Forum Group and the Transportation Security Administration’s Disability Coalition. She has represented people with disabilities on Delta Air Lines’ Customer Advisory Board, Northwest Airlines’ Customer Advisory Board and currently serves on Greyhound Lines, Inc. Access Advisory Committee.