National Council on Disability Chairman Discusses Career and New Agenda with ThisAbled Nation

Top Quote Chairman Says National Council on Disabilities Has Reached a New Milestone and will set new course for agency. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 24, 2011 - Since Jonathan Young took over as Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD), considerable change has taken place within the federal agency-from restructuring to re-prioritizing.

    "This last year, so much work was required to get NCD operating as a credible, reliable, federal agency," Young admits. "We went through a strategic planning process and we've reorganized the staff structure."

    Young, who worked in what was formerly the Office of the Public Liaison at The White House, feels that serving as Chairman of NCD mirrors his experience there since he encountered every disability and disability-related issue in both roles. "I very much bring that experience at The White House to the way I've been pushing things at the NCD," he said.

    Under his leadership, Young believes NCD has reached a milestone in shifting its focus and now has a number of new goals to work towards. He shared more about the changes the agency has undergone and its revamped agenda with writer Kelly Rouba.

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