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NCIL Welcomes Jessica Podesva as Director of Advocacy and Public Policy

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Podesva has joined NCIL staff in the position of Director of Advocacy and Public Policy. Prior to this role, Jessica worked at the Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) as a Senior Community Organizer working primarily on healthcare and transportation issues, including improving Massachusetts’s non-emergency medical transportation program and working with the state’s Medicaid agency to shorten the timelines for wheelchair repairs.

Prior to working at BCIL, Jessica worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she provided advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities had access to integrated and respectful healthcare in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jessica has a Juris Doctor degree from New England Law Boston and a B.A. in Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Image: Jessica, a white woman with long brown hair and glasses, is standing in the Boston Common, smiling.
Jessica, a white woman with long brown hair and glasses, is standing in the Boston Common, smiling.

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