Karen McCulloh

Former Executive Director at DisabilityWorks

Karen McCulloh

Karen McCulloh

Former Executive Director at DisabilityWorks

Biography

Karen J. McCulloh was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. AbilityOne Commission in October 2011.

Ms. McCulloh consults as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with businesses and nonprofit organizations to educate staff on the inclusion of people with disabilities into the labor force.

Ms. McCulloh was the founding Executive Director of DisabilityWorks, a project of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, from 2005 until 2010. She was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to sit on the Job Corps Advisory Committee from 2006 until 2008, and served as Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Disability. In 2003, Ms. McCulloh co-founded the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities, served as President from 2003 to 2005, and is now serving as the Immediate Past President. Ms. McCulloh also served as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago. She was in charge of the agency review for the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled for the Obama-Biden Transition Team in 2008. Ms. McCulloh received an RN from the Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and a B.S. from Loyola University of Chicago.

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DisabilityWorks
National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

RelSci Relationships

95

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Access Living

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Attorney at Bailey Borlack Nadelhoffer LLC

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People with Disabilities Segment Manager at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Member of the Senior Procurement Executives at Chief Acquisition Officers Council

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Regional Director, North Central Regional Office at The Federal Bureau of Prisons

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Former Executive Director at U.S. Army Contracting Command

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Former Customer Service Attendant at BellSouth Corporation

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Member, Board of Directors at Access Living

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Shareholder at Robbins, Salomon & Patt Ltd.

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Member of the Senior Procurement Executives at Chief Acquisition Officers Council

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Karen McCulloh
Former Executive Director at DisabilityWorks
Education
B.S.

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

Career History
Executive Director
2005 - 2010
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. Nationally recognized as a leading force in the disability advocacy community, Access Living challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights and champions social reform. Their staff and volunteers combine knowledge and personal experience to deliver programs and services that equip people with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision. The services Access Living offers are changing not only how society views the disability community, but how people with disabilities view themselves. From peer-based support groups, to independent living training, helping people with disabilities take charge of their lives speaks to the passion and dedication Access Living has for service, advocacy, and social change. The foundation for change occurs as people with disabilities forge bonds with one another and recognize a social responsibility to give back to their communities. Ownership of achievements brings a voice to their concerns that is heard loud and clear, so collective action around civil rights issues remains imminent. Developing future leaders is Accessing Living’s strength and ensuring the disabled community is visible is why they are victorious. Access Living’s accomplishments have helped change the world.

Member, Advisory Committee
2006 - 2008

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program.

Awards & Honors
Registered Nurse
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