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Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Convenes its First Leadership Circle Meeting

This week, National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour hosted its first Leadership Circle Meeting. The Leadership Circle is comprised of eight (8) individuals from across the country that support free tax preparation, financial education and asset development opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Leadership Circle membership includes 2 representatives from each IRS Area (4 areas) – one represents a free tax preparation coalition and one represents a disability organization. The Leadership Circle will provide an important role in providing direction and insight in the delivery of services provided by NDIs REI Tour to coalitions across the country while enhancing economic opportunities for persons with disabilities. Members were selected based on their knowledge, expertise and long standing partnership with the Real Economic Impact Tour.

For more information contact Michael R. Roush, MA, National Program Director, Real Economic Impact Tour, National Disability Institute.

Members of NDI's REI Tour Leadership Circle

Area 1

Mimi Turchinetz, Esq., - Director of the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition and the Living Wage Administrator for the City of Boston. (VITA Community Partner)

Melinda Burns - Director of Adult Education at Wildwood Programs in Latham, NY. (Disability Community Partner)

Area 2

Sara Johnson, MSW - Director of the Baltimore CASH - Creating Assets, Savings and Hope - Campaign. (VITA Community Partner)

Linda Rimmer, MA - Vice President of Vocational and Community Services at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. (Disability Community Partner)

Area 3

Vacant (Pending) (VITA Community Partner)

Ginny Powell - Customer Connect Manager at Goodwill Industries of Omaha (Disability Community Partner)

Area 4

Kelly Batson, MPH - Regional Director of Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, United Way of the Bay Area (VITA Community Partner)

Rich Sanders - Program Coordinator II at the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education – Alaska (Disability Community Partner)

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