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Board of Directors

NDI Board of Directors


Alexandra McArthur, NDI Board Chair 
Raleigh, NC

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 
Los Angeles, California

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

Daniel Hartnett, Secretary
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.

Sheilah Montgomery
Atlanta, Georgia

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.

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.

Michael Jensen
Los Angeles, California

Media Executive specializing in business development, product strategy, marketing, and sales.  A passion for growing industries and companies.  Management background includes executive positions at AOL, Wall Street Journal, Tribune, E.W Scripps, and iHeart Media.

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.

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.

Oscar Jimenez-Solomon
New York, New York

Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence where he is dedicated to improving the quality of life and economic inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities.

Susan M. Tachau
King of Prussia, 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.

Outreach and Education Coordinator at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she is committed to providing training and technical assistance, outreach and education programs to assist employers, employees and stakeholders groups understand and prevent discrimination. She is also the author of the book Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces