NCD Staff

Executive Director 

Rebecca Cokley

Policy & Legal Team

The Policy & Legal Team analyzes federal laws, regulations, programs, policies, and case law precedent; and proposes and develops NCD policy positions that have a national, state and international impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

Joan M. Durocher
General Counsel & Director of Policy

Julie Carroll
Senior Attorney Advisor

Geraldine-Drake Hawkins, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Analyst

Robyn Powell
Attorney Advisor

Legislative Affairs & Outreach Team

The Legislative Affairs & Outreach Team closely monitors Congressional activity on issues critical to the disability community and cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with NCD stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels.

Anne Sommers
Director of Legislative Affairs & Outreach

Phoebe Ball
Legislative Affairs Specialist

Lawrence Carter-Long
Public Affairs Specialist

Finance, Operations & Administration Team

The Operations & Administration Team provides critical staff support and monitors the agency's finance and accounting, information technology, and human resources management, as well as partners with the policy and outreach teams to build strategic relationships that are critical to the agency's work.

Sharon M. Lisa GrubbManagement Analyst

Stacey S. Brown
Staff Assistant

James Flakes
Financial Analyst

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