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NDI Board of Directors

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

John Nelson, NDI Board Chairman
Reston, Virginia

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.

Alexandra McArthur, NDI Board Vice-Chair
New York, NY

Senior Associate Consultant on the Advisory Services Team at Taproot Foundation, responsible for helping corporations develop and implement pro-bono programs for communities in need. Former Ms. Wheelchair America.

Pamela Owens, NDI Board Secretary
New York, New York

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

Sharon Brent, NDI Board Treasurer
Los Angeles, California

Parent of a son with multiple disabilities and nationally recognized expert trainer on Social Security benefits and work incentives.

Mary Anne Ehlert
Lincolnshire, Illinois

President and Founder, Protected Tomorrows, a business driven to help families create long-term financial plans for family members with a disability.

John Hetterick, Former NDI Board Chair
Plymouth, Minnesota

Former CEO, Rollerblade, Inc; Parent of two children with disabilities. National subject-matter expert on affordable housing and cross-system collaboration.

Berthy De La Rosa-Aponte
Cooper City, Florida

Parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities. Served under President Bush as a Member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. National leader for promotion of entrepreneurial opportunities and self-employment for people with 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, and serves as the enterprise co-chair for Bank of America's Disability Affinity Group.

Ron Smith
Atlanta, Georgia

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 are entitled to under the tax code.

Louis Schwarz
Bethesda, Maryland

Financial Planning/Registered Investment Advisor of Schwarz-Financial Services, LLC which provides financial services to the Deaf community.

Michael Jensen
Los Angeles, California

Vice-President of Sales and Business Development, Stitcher Radio. Fifteen years of experience in both interactive media and traditional sales and marketing.

Madeleine Will
Washington, DC

Parent of a son with intellectual disabilities. Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education's Office on Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Joseph Blair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Senior Vice President with Univest Bank and Trust Company and leads the Bank's Wealth Advisory and Financial Planning Group. He has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry and has personal experience with disability.

Janet Hamer
Daytona Beach, Florida

Vice President and Southeast Regional Community Development Manager for TD Bank and a former staff member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is currently the Chairperson of the Board for the Florida Prosperity Partnership.

Dawn Edwards
New York, New York

Senior Managing Director for Mission Markets, an investment brokerage firm that has pioneered a web-based platform to match impact investors with social enterprises.

Ron Netter
New Haven, Connecticut

A survivor of leukemia who spent over 12 years as a founder and managing director of Independence Resource Center Inc. which was engaged in the development of affordable and accessible housing for individuals with disabilities.