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Obama Reappoints Members of the U.S. Access Board

Published: November 28, 2016 at 11:11PM

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From the U.S. Access Board website:

"President Barack Obama has reappointed three members of the U.S. Access Board: Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda, Shelley Siegel, FASID, and Karen Tamley.

Dr. Pineda of Berkeley, California is President of the World Enabled and the Pineda Foundation, positions he has held since founding the organizations in 2003. In 2012, he served as the Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity and as an Adjunct Professor in City and Regional Planning at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. Dr. Pineda was a Senior Research Fellow at the World Institute on Disability in 2011. As a policy consultant, he has advised international agencies such as the World Bank and United Nations, as well as state and federal governments, in the development and implementation of programs and policies that include people with disabilities.

Siegel of Lake Worth, Florida is the founder and president of Universal Design and Education Network, an interior design firm that specializes in universal design in residential and commercial projects. She has also been consulting designer of the Siegel Design Group, Inc. since 1972. Siegel is a Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a member of the Design Alliance for Accessible Sustainable Environments. She previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel for the ASID National Universal Design Program, the Florida Coordinating Council on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs ADA Advisory Board.
 
Tamley of Chicago, Illinois serves as Commissioner of the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, a position she was first appointed to in 2005. As Commissioner, Tamley leads numerous disability policy and compliance initiatives in transportation, city infrastructure, emergency preparedness, housing, schools and technology, and other areas. Prior to her appointment, Tamley served in various management, policy, and advocacy positions at disability organizations for over 15 years, including ADAPT in Denver and Access Living in Chicago where she was Director of Programs at Access Living.
 
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency that provides leadership in accessible design under the ADA and other laws. The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities. Half of its members are representatives from most of the Federal departments, and the other half is comprised of public members appointed by the President."