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Board of Directors

NDI Board of Directors


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
Raleigh, NC

Senior Program Manager, Transitions for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, helping to unlock opportunity and the talents of young adults with neuromuscular disease. Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 and A White House Champion of Change Disability Employment 2014.

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

Managing Director, 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 executive co-sponsor for Bank of America's Disability Advocacy 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.

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

Financial planner with Lincoln Financial Securities; Former executive of bank trust departments and a securities firm; 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.