Congratulations to our LSA-DN's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Sarah Meek, for her election as co-chair of the Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. Sarah has been at LSA since December 2012, directing the Disability Network's federal advocacy activities on issues affecting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including long-term services and supports, housing, employment and transportation.
Sarah has a background in federal government public policy and grassroots advocacy as well as programs in aging and disabilities. Previously, she was the Program Manager of National Neighbors Silver at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and Community-Based Field Organizer with the Alliance for Retired Americans. She has planned and implemented events on health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, created national and state-specific election strategies, worked with state organizations on voter outreach and education, and developed education breakout sessions, tool kits, and communications tools for national, state and local grassroots meetings.
She also served as a Housing Counselor for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Southwestern University and a Master of Social Work in Community Empowerment and Program Development from the University of Georgia School of Social Work.
About Lutheran Services in America – Disability Network (LSA-DN).
LSA-DN is a nationwide association of Lutheran social ministry organizations serving the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LSA-Disability Network includes 25 organizations that support more than 150,000 individuals in 33 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
To learn more about LSA's Disability Network, go to www.lutheranservices.org/lsa-dn.