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NDI Board of Directors

Who We Are   |   Our Mission, Vision and Values   |    Our Strategic Plan   |    Staff   |   Board of Directors   |    Partnerships

Andrew Houghton, NDI Board Chair
Hollywood, Florida

Consultant with broad leadership and experience in the disability arena including presidential and gubernatorial appointments and business consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit organizations.

Mary Anne Ehlert, NDI Board Vice-Chair
Lincolnshire, Illinois

President and Founder, Protected Tomorrows, a business driven to help families plan a safe and fulfilling life for their loved ones with special needs or who is aging.

Pamela Owens, NDI Board Secretary
New York, New York

Director of Education and Training, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.

John Hetterick, Former NDI Board Chair
Plymouth, Minnesota

Former CEO, Rollerblade, Inc; Parent of two children with disabilities.

Berthy De La Rosa-Aponte
Cooper City, Florida

Appointed by President Bush to a two-year term beginning May 12, 2008, as a Member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Daniel Hartnett
Chicago, Illinois

Partner in the Corporate & Finance Department of Kaye Scholer LLP's Chicago office and heads the Chicago office's Structured Finance Practice Group.

Paula Kelley
Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Vice President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Client and Business Management Executive for the Northeast and Southeast Trust divisions, plus serving as the enterprise co-chair for Bank of America's Disability Affinity Group.

Alexandra McArthur
Davidson, NC

Associate in Public Relations at LRN and the former Ms. Wheelchair America.

John Nelson
Reston, VA

Managing Partner of the Wall Street Without Walls initiative which provides financial technical assistance from finance professionals to community-based organizations in order to access the capital markets.

Ron Smith
Atlanta, GA

Retired Internal Revenue Service agent with 39 years of service. Served as SPEC Senior Manager, building national partnerships between the IRS and non-profits and community organizations to provide education and outreach to low-income taxpayers regarding benefits they were entitled to under the tax code.

Louis Schwarz
Bethesda, MD

Financial Planning/Registered Investment Advisor of Schwarz-Financial Services, LLC which helps deaf investors

Michael Jensen
Los Angeles, CA

Mission Control Media, Fifteen years of experience in both interactive media and traditional sales and marketing.

Madeleine Will
Washington, DC

Director of the National Policy Center of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)