In this Episode:
Karen Tamley, President and CEO, Access Living, joins the second season of the Keys to Financial Inclusion podcast. Karen shares her thoughts on what inclusive community development looks like, and the financial challenges facing families today. Discover how policy makers, regulators, foundations, nonprofits and businesses can work together to promote greater equity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to persons with disabilities.
…The pandemic for all its pain and destruction has really brought renewed calls for advancing equity and inclusion, including for people with disabilities in ways that I’ve not seen before.— Karen Tamley
About Karen Tamley:
In March 2020, Karen Tamley became the new President and CEO of Access Living, a Chicago-based service and advocacy nonprofit organization for people with disabilities. Prior to that, Karen served for 14 years under three Chicago Mayors as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, where she advanced accessibility and disability inclusion in the areas of transportation, city infrastructure, technology, emergency planning, education, and employment and oversaw the delivery of direct services to thousands of Chicago’s disabled youth and adults. In 2016, President Obama appointed Karen to serve on the United States Access Board, which develops national accessibility guidelines and standards, and she was elected as Chair in 2019. Most recently, Karen served as a member of the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team.