Welcome to the 2023 APRIL CONFERENCE 

Peer Support for Systems Advocacy/Community Change

 Jessica Podesva


Session Overview:

Join us for a Peer Support session for those engaged in System Advocacy and Community Change.


Session Materials:

  • No session materials - bring your questions and be open to sharing with the group


About Your Facilitator:

 Jessica Podesva (she/her)

Jessica Podesva is currently the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the National Council on Independent Living. Prior to this role, Jessica worked at the Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) as a Senior Community Organizer and Policy Advocate 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.







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