Elizabeth Jennings is the Deputy Director of National Disability Institute (NDI). Elizabeth is a national trainer on social security benefits and asset development strategies for persons with disabilities (including favorable tax provisions and the Earned Income Tax Credit, Financial Education, and protected savings opportunities). Additionally, she has extensive experience in building and expanding relationships between the disability and asset building communities. Her decades-long experience includes spearheading asset development initiatives in Florida and New York, creating collaborative agreements, executing grant allocations, providing technical assistance on federal disability policy and assisting individuals in job development and understanding the effect of work on public benefits.
Elizabeth is also the Assistant Director and Training and Technical Assistance Director for NDI’s LEAD Center, funded by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The LEAD Center is a national training center with a mission to advance sustainable individual and systems level change that results in improved, competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency outcomes for individuals across the spectrum of disability.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Florida State University; and her personal goal is to leave the country once a year and eventually see as much of the world as possible.