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National Council on Disability Welcomes Newest Member, Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor

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WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on the policies and programs that affect Americans with disabilities -- is honored to welcome Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor to the agency. On October 17, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Martin-Proctor to the National Council on Disability. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate June 29, 2012 and took the oath of office July 17.

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NCD Chairman Jonathan Young hailed Martin-Proctor's confirmation saying, "Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor brings an invaluable combination of lived disability experience and a demonstrated, committed public service career to the Council. Her outreach to underserved populations with the Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation adds a grassroots consciousness to the national policy work NCD conducts. We enthusiastically welcome Kamilah to the National Council on Disability."  

With the addition of Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor, the National Council on Disability now consists of: Chairman Jonathan Young, Vice Chair Janice Lehrer-Stein, Gary Blumenthal, Chester Finn, Sara Gelser, Matan Koch, Lonnie Moore, Ari Ne'eman, Stephanie Orlando, Dongwoo ("Joe") Pak, Clyde Terry, Dr. Fernando Torres-Gill, Linda Wetters and Pam Young-Holmes.

Biography:

Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor is the founder and Executive Director of the Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation (MMSAF). Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at sixteen, Mrs. Martin-Proctor founded MMSAF in 2004 to promote symptom awareness and education about MS in historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Previously, in 2003, she was a Program Administrator for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at Howard University. Mrs. Martin-Proctor worked for the District of Columbia's Government Neighborhood Services Initiative from 2000 until 2002 and has been a Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Executive Assistant for Senator Robert Menendez. Mrs. Martin-Proctor received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Organizational and Cultural Communication from Howard University.

More information on the National Council on Disability can be found at: http://www.ncd.gov

SOURCE National Council on Disability



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