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Board of Directors

NDI Board of Directors

Alexandra McArthur, NDI Board Chair 
Raleigh, North Carolina

Consultant, Advisory Services for the Taproot Foundation, helping corporations use their talents and resources for social good. Chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 and A White House Champion of Change Disability Employment 2014.

Janet Hamer, NDI Board Vice-Chair 

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.

Sharon Brent, NDI Board Treasurer 
Woodland Hills, California

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

Joseph Blair, Secretary
Ardmore, 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.

Dawn Edwards
St. James, New York

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

Daniel Hartnett
Chicago, Illinois

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

Michael Jensen
Los Angeles, California

VP National Podcast Strategy & Sponsorship, iHeart Media. He is a Media Executive specializing in business development, product strategy, marketing, and sales who has a passion for growing industries and companies.  Management background includes executive positions at AOL, Wall Street Journal, Tribune, E.W Scripps, and iHeart Media.

Oscar Jimenez-Solomon
New York, New York

Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life and economic inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities.

Paula Kelley
Westboro, Massachusetts

Managing Director, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Business Strategy & Initiative Executive and serves as the enterprise executive co-sponsor for Bank of America's Disability Advocacy Group.


Sheilah Montgomery
Fayetteville, Georgia

President/CEO of Proactive Impact, LLC. She is a Financial Strategist for the Credit Union Industry and one of the founding members of the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), which works to increase diversity within the credit union community.

Susan M. Tachau
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF), a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that promotes and enhances the ability of Pennsylvanians with disabilities to live independently by providing education and financing for the purchase of assistive technology.

Dr. Donna R. Walton, EdD, CCBT
Washington, D.C.
Founder and President of Divas With Disabilities, Inc., brings together Black women and women of color with disabilities throughout the world, to reject and dispel imagery that perpetuates stereotypes historically portrayed by mass media.