Katherine Hunt Thomas grew up challenging perspectives on disability. Having a sister with Down syndrome energized Katie's interest in protecting rights for people with disabilities.
Under her leadership as Disability Rights Attorney and Director of Advocacy, The Ability Center's Advocacy Program has been nationally recognized for our efforts to become the most disability-friendly community in the nation. A local ADA coordinator network has been created to produce and share resources to support people with disabilities. An annual ADA Seminar is also hosted by the Advocacy Program.
Chosen for these effective advocacy initiatives at state and local levels and her personal community leadership serving on multiple boards, Katie Hunt Thomas was selected as one of the recipients of the 20 Under 40 award.
Congratulations to Katie!