HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare today announced that Devon Grant of Harrisburg will serve as the new executive director of the Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities.
"Devon Grant has dedicated more than 10 years to public service here in Pennsylvania," said DPW Secretary Gary D. Alexander. "I am confident that he will be a strong advocate for people with disabilities."
Prior to entering public service, Grant was an attorney for Vogt & Resnick in California. He has also volunteered as a job coach for people with disabilities in California.
"I have experienced my share of challenges in my life," said Grant, who grew up with a disability. "I know we need to bring awareness and education to the forefront because there are real opportunities out there for disabled individuals."
The Governor's Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities consists of 25 members that make recommendations to the governor on policies, procedures, regulations and legislation involving people with disabilities. The panel serves as a liaison to people with disabilities and also serves a resource for state agencies under the governor's jurisdiction.
Grant received his Bachelor of Science degree at Wheaton College and his law degree from Western State University. He and his wife reside in Harrisburg with their three children.
For more information about the Department of Public Welfare, visit www.dpw.state.pa.us or call 1-800-692-7462.
Media contact: Carey Miller or Anne Bale, 717-425-7606
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare