Vera Mendoza

Vera Mendoza

Disability Rights Advocate, Housing and Transportation

Veralucia Mendoza is the Ability Center’s Disability Rights Advocate focusing on Housing and Transportation. She comes to us as an experienced community organizer and advocate having worked on issues including racial justice, immigration rights, education reform, LGBTQ+ protections, and healthcare access. She recently received the 2020 Community Advocacy Award by Advocates for Basic Legal Equity, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, and the Toledo Bar Association for her work with the Mutual Aid Toledo Society. She currently serves on the City of Toledo’s Human Relations Commission as part of the Social Justice Committee.

Vera earned a Certificate in Financial Management in 2015 from Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business, and has a background in Law & Social Thought with a concentration on Disability Studies from The University of Toledo.