Staff & Leadership

Lois Simpson

Lois Simpson

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Simpson, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, presently serves as the Interim Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network. Previously, she served for thirty-nine years as the Executive Director of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana (now Disability Rights Louisiana). Ms. Simpson will oversee NDRN operations and liaise with the Board of Directors until a permanent executive director is appointed later this year.

Ms. Simpson attended college in New Haven, Connecticut. From there she went to Brazil where she served in the Peace Corps for two years, after which she moved to Louisiana where she received Master of Arts and Master of Public Health degrees from Tulane University, and later a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law.

Ms. Simpson’s interest in disability law flowed naturally from her work in health systems both in Brazil and the U.S. While health care in both places was quite good for people of means, those without substantial resources often went without care or with inadequate or inappropriate care.

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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                  Erin Haire

                  Erin Haire

                  Voting Rights Specialist
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                    David Hutt

                    David Hutt

                    Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services
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                      Emily Kranking

                      Emily Kranking

                      Voter Engagement Specialist
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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

                              Representative Payee Program Analyst
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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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                                      Raquel Rosa

                                      Raquel Rosa

                                      Representative Payee Program Analyst
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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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                                                Cierra Waller

                                                Cierra Waller

                                                Accounts Payable Specialist
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                                                  Ian Watlington

                                                  Ian Watlington

                                                  Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist
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                                                    Danielle Whetton

                                                    Danielle Whetton

                                                    Representative Payee Program Senior Analyst
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                                                      Contract Staff

                                                      Elissa Gershon

                                                      Elissa Gershon

                                                      Contract Attorney for Voting Rights and Guardianship
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                                                        Interns