Dr. Johnette Hartnett is the Senior Director of Strategy and Research for National Disability Institute (NDI). Johnette co-founded NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour that has provided free tax preparation and other asset building strategies to nearly 2.8 million taxpayers with disabilities with refunds of more than $2.7 billion. Prior to her role at NDI, Johnette was vice president of the NCB Development Corporation, in Washington, DC and assistant research professor, in the Department of Education and the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, at the University of Vermont. A Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Congressional Fellow in the 107th Congress, Dr. Hartnett worked for Senator Rockefeller on behalf of individuals with disabilities in the reauthorization of welfare. Johnette is dedicated to working on policy and research issues that forward the quality of life and the economic well-being of Americans with disabilities.
Johnette obtained a Doctor in Education in Public Policy and Educational Leadership from the University of Vermont. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Trinity College, in Vermont, majoring in psychology and gerontology. In her free time, Johnette enjoys playing the piano, cooking, reading and spending quality time with family.