Representative Payee Program Analyst
Raquel Rosa joined NDRN in September 2019, and is responsible for reviewing rep payee reviews and corrective action plans submitted by the P&As. Additionally, she coordinates the rep payee team’s training sessions and is the point person for new reviewers’ suitability and credentialing inquiries. Having grown up with several relatives with disabilities, Raquel’s commitment to disability advocacy strengthened in 2002 while providing direct supports to adults with significant disabilities, many of whom were previously institutionalized. She went on to advise Project ACTION!, the self-advocacy coalition of Washington, DC, and later shifted the scope of her advocacy work to the national level, most recently at TASH. The eldest sibling of a man with cerebral palsy, Raquel is a founding member of DC Metro Sibs, an informal support group for adult siblings of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She received her BA in Disability Studies from the City University of New York, and her MS in Nonprofit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University.