Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame


Susan Daniels in her famous red hatThe Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was created to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

The Hall of Fame's namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker and as a mentor to hundreds of individuals.

In 2015, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for the impact of their contributions on improving the lives of people with disabilities.
 
The Class of 2016 has been selected and will be unveiled from July through September 2016. If you would like to be notified of inductees or receive updates about the Hall of Fame, please join our mailing list!


2015 Inaugural Inductees


Carl Augusto

Carl Augusto
American Foundation for the Blind
Kirk Bauer

Kirk Bauer
Disabled Sports USA
Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender
Bender Consulting
Marco Bristo

Marca Bristo
Access Living
Jason Bryn

Jason Bryn
BAE Systems, Inc.
Kelly Buckland

Kelly Buckland
National Council on Independent Living
Tony Coelho

Tony Coelho
Advocate
Rebecca Cokley

Rebecca Cokley
National Council on Disability
Dan Ellerman

Dan Ellerman
Northrop Grumman
Lex Frieden

Lex Frieden
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann
U.S. Department of State
Andrew Imparato

Andrew Imparato
 Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)
I. King Jordan

I. King Jordan
Advocate
John Kemp

John Kemp
The Viscardi Center
Kathy Martinez

Kathy Martinez
Wells Fargo
Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden
Athlete and author
Ozwald Mondejar

Oswald Mondejar
Partners Continuing Care, Inc.
Alan Muir

Alan Muir
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
Ari Ne'eman

Ari Ne'eman
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Jason Olsen

Jason Olsen
Federal Employees with Disabilities (FEDS)
Treva Roanhorse

Treva Roanhorse
Navajo Nation Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Harilyn Rousso

Harilyn Rousso
Disability activist, feminist, writer, and painter
Katherine Seelman

Katherine Seelman
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Sheehy

Jennifer Sheehy
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor
Susan Sygall

Susan Sygall
Mobility International USA