Staff & Leadership

Marlene Sallo

Marlene Sallo

Executive Director

Marlene Sallo is the first woman, first Latina, and first person with a disability to lead NDRN. She believes that amplifying where disability intersects with other identities such as LGBTQIA+, non-native English speakers, and Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color is critical component of successful advocacy.

Before joining NDRN, Sallo served as Director of Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.  She previously served for almost four years as executive director of the Massachusetts Disability Law Center (DLC), the federally designated Protection and Advocacy agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Earlier in her career, Sallo was an education attorney with Disability Rights Florida, providing protection and advocacy to students with disabilities and children in the state’s child welfare system.

Sallo was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2013. She later worked for the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service as chief of staff and senior counsel. Sallo has a B.A. from Manhattanville College and a J.D. from Florida State University.

Staff Members

Devon Bacon

Devon Bacon

Grants, Contracts, and Membership Benefits Coordinator
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    Marcia Baldwin

    Marcia Baldwin

    Deputy Executive Director for Training and Operations
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      Monica Ball

      Monica Ball

      Executive Assistant/Program Support Specialist & Office Manager
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        Cheryl Bates-Harris

        Cheryl Bates-Harris

        Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist
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          Michelle Bishop

          Michelle Bishop

          Voter Access & Engagement Manager
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            LaToya Blizzard

            LaToya Blizzard

            Fiscal Management and Human Resources Training and Technical Assistance
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              Eric Buehlmann

              Eric Buehlmann

              Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy
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                David Card

                David Card

                Deputy Executive Director for External Relations
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                  Olivia Herrfurth

                  Olivia Herrfurth

                  Representative Payee Operations Coordinator
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                    David Hutt

                    David Hutt

                    Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services
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                      Danielle Ku Peppler

                      Danielle Ku Peppler

                      Representative Payee Program Senior Analyst
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                        Zachary Martin

                        Zachary Martin

                        Deputy Executive Director of Monitoring and Investigations
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                          Belinda Miller

                          Belinda Miller

                          Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration
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                            Charles Ndour

                            Charles Ndour

                            Information Technology / Administrative Support
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                              Milo Nygren-Cassels

                              Milo Nygren-Cassels

                              Information Technology Generalist/Administrative Support
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                                Crystal Perry

                                Crystal Perry

                                Representative Payee Program Manager
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                                  Elizabeth Priaulx

                                  Elizabeth Priaulx

                                  Senior Disability Legal Specialist
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                                    Renée Pruitt

                                    Renée Pruitt

                                    Representative Payee Program Analyst
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                                      Hilda Rivera

                                      Hilda Rivera

                                      Accounts Receivable Specialist
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                                        Raquel Rosa

                                        Raquel Rosa

                                        Community Relations Specialist
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                                          Jack Rosen

                                          Jack Rosen

                                          Senior Digital Communications Specialist
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                                            Amy Scherer

                                            Amy Scherer

                                            Senior Staff Attorney for Vocational Rehabilitation
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                                              Diane Smith Howard

                                              Diane Smith Howard

                                              Managing Attorney for Institutions and Community Integration
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                                                Dan Stewart

                                                Dan Stewart

                                                Managing Attorney for Education and Employment
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                                                  Stacey Watkins

                                                  Stacey Watkins

                                                  Case Support Specialist
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                                                    Monica Wiley

                                                    Monica Wiley

                                                    Voter Engagement Specialist
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                                                      Contract Attorneys

                                                      Kelly Israel

                                                      Kelly Israel

                                                      Voting Accessibility Organizer Contractor
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