Risa Jaz Rifkind is the Director of Civic Engagement and Marketing for Disability Lead. Additionally, she supports organisations develop, implement, and institutionalise disability inclusion through workshops, trainings, and customised approaches as an independent consultant. At Disability Lead, Risa propels the organisation to realise its vision to have people with disabilities lead with power and influence. By identifying and developing strategic partnerships, Risa positions Members to take on leadership roles that advance their careers, civic engagement, and equity for people with disabilities. Risa is passionate about the arts and serves as the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium as well as on its Board of Directors as Treasurer. Risa received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.