Dee Sapp has over 15 years of nonprofit administrative, front-line fundraising, program management and managerial experience. She’s served on several boards at both the community and state levels; most to advocate and support people with disabilities.
Currently, Dee serves on The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council where members are appointed by the Governor to establish the priorities of the Council and help guide the Council’s work. She is a Chair for SECAC in her county, a member of the 2021/2022 Partners in Policy Making Cohort and is a newly appointed Board Member of the Down Syndrome Sports Association of America. She has also served as an accessibility editor for the Maryland State Arts Council.
Dee has a son with autism and an intellectual disability and feels strongly that all children should learn, play, and advance in inclusive environments. She supports her son, a US Paralympian and swimmer, to advocate for himself and focuses on advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. She’s a graduate of the Southern MD LEADers program and is active in a variety of committees. Dee aspires to be part of a national systems transformation and propagate consciousness about inclusive practices so that all facets of community life – school, work, social activities – welcome people with developmental disabilities.
Dee is the founder and Executive Director of Accessibility Bridge Corporation, and her prior professional experiences include 9 years at Georgetown University in the Office of Advancement and 2 years at Catholic Charities as a Major Gift Officer. Dee’s institutions of higher learning include North Carolina State University (Business Management), Georgetown University (Liberal Studies) and Penn State University (Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Life Span Human Services).
Eden is the principal attorney at a boutique law firm in D.C. and draws from more than 15 years’ experience serving a diverse clientele. She is a seasoned litigator and savvy negotiator who adopts a principled approach to providing legal representation in corporate governance and business law; government procurement; commercial and public litigation; and labor and employment law and litigation. Her firm also handles select civil rights issues in federal courts throughout the country.
Ms. Brown Gaines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the American University’s Washington College of Law. Despite a busy law practice, Ms. Brown Gaines prioritizes service to the community by volunteering at a shelter serving homeless and low-income populations and working with the Accessibility Bridge Corporation as well as other charitable organizations.
Victoria has almost 40 years of experience as a writer. In her most recent role as a Science Writer for Georgetown University, she was instrumental in articulating for national and international audiences the world-renowned Executive Vice President's vision of the future of medicine and research by capturing complex biomedical research and patient treatments and translating them into accurate, exciting and understandable pieces critical to multi-million dollar development efforts, cultivation of grants, informing media, government leadership and the public, enhancing standing in the academic science and medical community. Victoria has worked with other organizations such as the Brookings Instititute, Washington Post, Boston University and Orlando Sentinel.
Victoria is propelled to use her skills, talents and energy to be of service to others personally and via mission-driven organizations that contribute to making each of us the best possible version of ourselves. Education, science, medicine, environment and social justice are areas that she cares deeply about. She has a BS in Journalism from the University of Maryland and completed a Science of Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sequaya has over 20 years of experience working with people with disabilities, 10 of which include program administration for the State of Delaware and Maryland. Working with different states, Ms. Tasker supported administrations in maintaining compliance with the Home and Community Based Waiver through Center of Medicare and Medicaid. She's volunteered with Special Olympics, worked as a direct support professional, coordinator, manager, & different director roles.
Ms. Tasker has many certifications and has facilitated several state workshops and best practice sessions. In her current role as the Executive Director of Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy of Catholic Charities, she has worked with leadership to maintain the agency’s COA accreditation. Ms. Tasker is leading the department in being an innovator in supporting adults and children with disabilities. She has served on councils and boards including the Maryland Association of Community Services, the Prince Georges Provider Council and Special Education Citizen Advisory Committee. She is a current member of the Autism Society of America and American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
Sequaya takes pride in her family and community. She's a strong advocate for her son with high functioning Autism and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves as the Chair of the Social Action Committee and the chapter Custodian of Properties.
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