COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) September 17, 2020
Working for the organization since 2018, Shuman began as RMADAC’s media coordinator and was quickly promoted to deputy director in 2019.
As deputy director, Shuman created and implemented the nation’s first accessible social media program, conducted several in-person training(s) on the ADA across RMADAC’s region, and produced the organization’s podcast which featured many nationally recognized guests including Senator Tammy Duckworth. Emily also served (and will continue to) as spokesperson for RMADAC within local, regional, and national media. An accomplished writer, Shuman also will continue to write op ed pieces and informational articles for the organization.
As director, Shuman will lead the RMADAC staff and the organization’s daily operations including technical assistance calls, regional training coordination, information dissemination and more. In addition, Shuman will work closely with center directors from the additional nine regions to improve upon operational practices and program(s) expansion.
“I am humbled, grateful and energized by this appointment,” said Emily Shuman. “We have an incredible team that works tirelessly to ensure people living across the Rocky Mountain Region have the tools and information they need to best understand their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is my true honor to lead our group of experts and collectively we look forward to expanding upon our current programs and offerings to best serve our region for years to come.”
A highly regarded Young Professional, Emily Shuman is one of the youngest directors in the 30-year history of the ADA National Network. The Colorado Springs native enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her son, and inspiring parents across the region as a contributor to the Colorado Springs Mom Collective.
About the Rocky Mountain ADA Center: The Rocky Mountain ADA Center provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations throughout Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is a member of the National Network of ADA Centers and is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0094-01-00). Our center is powered by and is a project of Meeting the Challenge, Inc., a CP&Y company located in Colorado Springs, CO. The center’s staff members represent a diverse and dynamic group of individuals who are dedicated to the driving spirit of the ADA as well as the complex standards behind the law. To connect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center on social media, click here. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is available to assist with any of the following areas: Material Dissemination, Technical Assistance on the ADA, Training, Referrals and Research.