The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals 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.
We are proud to induct Taryn Williams into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Taryn Williams is Supervisory Policy Advisor for the Youth Policy Team. The team works with workforce development and education systems partners to ensure that all youth including youth with disabilities have access to comprehensive transition services needed to prepare them for entering post-secondary education and the workplace.
In addition to serving as ODEP’s Chief of Staff, Taryn has worked as a Senior Policy Advisor, Youth Policy Team delivering expertise on disability policy issues including workforce development, education, social security and transition outcomes of youth with disabilities. She also served on detail assignments as the Associate Director for Public Engagement at the White House in 2014-15 and as a Policy Advisor on the United States Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee.
Prior to joining ODEP, Williams worked as the Research Coordinator for Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and as the Director of Programs at the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) headquartered in Chicago.
Mrs. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Education from Brown University and a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University.