Jody Ellis serves as the ABLE NRC Director. In this role, she advances the mission to educate, promote, and support the positive impact ABLE accounts can make in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining ABLE NRC, Jody worked collaboratively with National Disability Institute for several years in different capacities including the Financial Integration Team Community of Practice, Real Economic Impact Network Advisory Committee, and as a member agency representative with the American Dream Employment Network providing employment and work support services to SSI and SSDI beneficiaries through the Ticket to Work program.
Jody holds a master’s degree in social work and has 30 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit industry as a service provider for people with disabilities, with a focus in behavior analysis, transition, post-secondary education, and workforce services. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner. She is passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion efforts and enhancing individuals’ financial well-being.
Jody lives in Florida. She is a life-long learner who enjoys the beach, going for walks, watching sunsets, and traveling.