NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Nicole Jorwic

by | Mar 7, 2024 | News

The NADSP team is growing! We are excited to announce our newest team member, Nicole Jorwic. Nicole is our new Senior Policy Advisor.

As Senior Policy Advisor, Nicole will provide public policy consultation support for federal policy, governmental affairs and state issues where necessary. She will also support NADSP to respond to various legislation, rules and regulations. Nicole’s vast experience will provide NADSP with expert advice and analysis on complex policy issues.

Lastly, Nicole will represent the NADSP on disability system-wide committees, task forces and/or focus groups, while advancing NADSP’s mission, vision and guiding principles. We are thrilled to have such an experienced policy leader join our team.

Learn More about Our New Staff Member

Nicole Jorwic

Senior Policy Consultant

As Senior Policy Advisor, Nicole will provide public policy consultation support for Federal policy, governmental affairs and state policy. Nicole joined the NADSP team, March 2024.

Biography

Nicole Jorwic is an experienced policy professional supporting advancements in disability, aging and direct care workforce policy. Prior to her current roles, Nicole was Senior Director of Public Policy and Senior Executive Officer of State Advocacy at The Arc of the United States. Before coming to DC to work on Federal Advocacy and Organizing, Nicole served as Senior Policy Advisor and Manager of the Employment First Initiative in Illinois. Prior to that appointment, Nicole was the CEO/President of the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities. Nicole is also an accomplished special education attorney. 

Nicole leads and supports many coalitions to advance the priorities of strengthening and expanding access to home and community-based care and better pay for direct care workers. Nicole is a member of the Presidents Committee on People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Nicole is most importantly a sibling to her brother Chris who is 33 and has autism, a former direct care worker,  and on the care team for her 90 year old grandma who has Parkinson’s.

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