Elaine Katz of Kessler Foundation Appointed to Governor-Elect Philip D. Murphy’s 2018 Transition Committee

“Each committee member brings with them diverse experiences and expertise,” remarked Elaine Katz. “The goal is to inform the new administration’s legislative and regulatory agenda on sustainable systems that address old problems and processes.”

New Jersey Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy has announced members of the Transition 2018 committees, appointing Elaine Katz, MS, CCC-SP, senior vice president of grants and communications at Kessler Foundation, to the Human and Children Services Committee. Committee members will meet throughout New Jersey over the next month to undertake policy analysis and provide recommendations on a variety of state issues and initiatives. The reports will be submitted prior to the inauguration, slated to take place on January 16.

The Human and Children Services Committee is comprised of 30 policy experts and outside leaders in their respective fields. “Each committee member brings with them diverse experiences and expertise,” remarked Elaine Katz. “For me, this appointment means opportunities to implement new thinking, founded on unique resources and perspectives, and cultivate new frameworks. The goal is to inform the new administration’s legislative and regulatory agenda on sustainable systems that address old problems and processes.”

Through investing in the work of its researchers, and various disability initiatives, Kessler Foundation seeks to improve the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and other chronic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. Local and national grant-funded programs support the employment of veterans, high school students, artists, and athletes. National leaders in policy, education, and government are gaining valuable insights from the Foundation’s disability research initiatives, including the 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives – the first such survey of supervisors of people with disabilities – and the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) monthly jobs report, a custom analysis of engagement of individuals in the labor market.

“Through Katz’s work on the transition committee, we…

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