Participants

From Principles to Practice

An International Disability Law and Policy Symposium – October 22-26, 2000
December, 2000

ARGENTINA
Christian Courtis, Attorney/Law Professor
University of Buenos Aires/Public Interest Actions Clinical Network Coordination

Isabel Ferreira, Attorney
Public Defender’s Office of the City of Buenos Aires

Eduardo Joly, President
Fundacion Rumbos
Luis Maria Campos

AUSTRALIA
Melinda Jones, Faculty of Law
University of New South Wales

AUSTRIA
Bernadette Feuerstein
Independent Living Vienna

Eva Thorpe
Integration Vienna, Living and Learning Together

BELGIUM
Yannis Vardakastanis, President
European Disability Forum / National Confederation of Disabled People — Greece

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Faruk Sabanovic, President
Center for Self Reliance

BRAZIL
Ana Paula Crosara de Resende, Attorney
Associacao dos Paraplegicos de Uberlandia (ARUPA)

Geraldo Marcos Nogueira Pinto, Executive Director
Centro de Vida Independente do Rio de Janeiro — CVI Rio

CANADA
Jerome E. Bickenbach, Professor
Department of Philosophy and Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada

Patricia Bregman, LLB, Manager, Planning and Information Services
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division

M. David Lepofsky, C.M., Chair
Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee

CHILE
Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Director
Equality Versus Discrimination
School of Law, University Diego Portales

CHINA (see also Hong Kong):
Jia Yang, Vice President
China Association of the Blind

COSTA RICA
Rodrigo Jimenez, Program Director
Rights of Peoples with Disabilities (ILANUD)

Federico Montero, M.D.
Asociacion Costarricense de Discapacitados
San Jose
Costa Rica

EL SALVADOR
Maria Dolores Cousin de Nobs, Executive Director
Teleton Pro-Rehabilitation Foundation

ESTONIA
Eva Tiitus, Executive Director
Estonian Patient Advocacy Association

FINLAND
Maija Konkolla, Architect
National Association of the Disabled in Finland
E-mail:maija.konkkola@invalidiliitto.fi

FRANCE
Marika Demangeon

GERMANY
Theresia Degener, LL.M.
Professor
University of Applied Sciences

Ottmar Miles-Paul, Disability Consultant

GHANA
Yaa Yeboah
Tooks Court Chambers

GREECE
Christos Alexiou, Professor, Greek Society for the Protection of Autistic People (GSPAP)

GUATEMALA
Silvia Quan, Member, Sensibilization Committee
National Council for the Disabled (CONADI)

HONG KONG
Frederick Kin-sang Tong, Director (Disability)
Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission

HUNGARY
Judit Fridli, Chair
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

Gabor Gombos
Mental Health Interest Forum Hungary
European Network of (Ex-)Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

INDIA

Javed Abidi, Executive Director
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

Anand Grover, Project Director
Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit

Dr. Sruti Mohapatra, Convenor, Women’s Committee
DPI

IRELAND
Dr. Gerard Quinn
Disability Law and Policy Research Unit, Faculty of Law
National University of Ireland
Galway
Ireland

ISRAEL
Dan Orenstein, Director, Legislation and Legal Counsel (Labour Law and Social Rights)
Ministry of Justice, Israel

ITALY
Giampiero Griffo, PhD, Chair
DPI-Europe

JAMAICA
Derrick Palmer, Regional Director
Disabled Persons’ Organizations of the Caribbean

JAPAN
Midori Hirano, Vice Chairperson
DPI — Japan

Yoshikazu Ikehara, Attorney at Law
Tokyo Advocacy Law Office

KAZAKHSTAN
Vitaliy Gromov, Attorney
Special Olympics Kazakhstan

KENYA
Michael Angaga, Coordinator
Network of African People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP)

Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Director, Advocacy Programme
National Council of Churches of Kenya

KOREA
Choe Min, President
Disabled Peoples’ International Seoul

LEBANON
Dr. Nawaf Kabbana, President
Arab Organization of Disabled People (AODP)

Jahda Abon Khalil, General Director
National Association for the Rights of Disabled People in Lebanon

LITHUANIA
Inga Zapkute
Program Coordinator
Lithuanian Welfare Society for Persons with Mental Disabilities (Viltis)

MACEDONIA
Ilija Gligoroski. Secretary
Association WELCOME for Support of People with Psychosis

Verica Tancorova, Mental Health Coordinator
American Refugee Committee International

MALAWI
Susan Chitimbe, Executive Director
Disabled Women in Development

MAURITIUS
Azize Bankur, Head of Rehabilitation Unit
National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons
Ministry of Social Security

MEXICO
Garcia Toro Marco Antonio, President
Colimehses pro Personas con Discapacidad Mental

Maria Eugenia Antunez
Disabled Peoples International

Humberto Cruz
Licenciado en Administracion de Empresas

Santiago Velázquez Duarte, President
International Organization on Independent Living for People with Disabilities

NETHERLANDS
Equal Opportunities Commission/Commissie gelijke behandeling
att. Aart Hendriks, Commissioner

Yolan Koster-Dreese
Kantel Konsult

Dr. Agnes van Wijnen, General Secretary
The Dutch Council of Disabled People

Lisa Waddington
METRO, Maastricht University

NEW ZEALAND
Huhana Hickey, LL.B, BSocSci

Wendi Wicks, Policy Researcher
The Assembly of People with Disabilities (DPA-NZ, Inc.)

NICARAGUA
Orlando Perez, Secretary
CEPRI

PANAMA
Fausto Perez, Director
Andres Toro Rehabilitation Center for Blind Adults

Javier Vasquez, Consultant
Pan American Health Organization

PARAGUAY
Anibal Saucedo Rodas, Comonieador ij Liceneiado en Filosojio
Instituto Nacional de Profeccionb a Personas Excepcional

PERU
Vanessa Thorsen, Commissioner
Ombudsman Peru

Ricardo Zevallos Arevalo, Commissioner Lawyer
Ombudsman Peru

PHILIPPINES
Venus M. Ilagan, President
National Federation of 236 Grassroots Organizations of
Persons with Disabilities in the Philippines (KAMPI)

POLAND
Olga Janaszek, President
Mielnica Foundation

Jan Andrzej Szwajca, Master of Law
Association for Mental Health "Brotherhood of Hearts"

NAMIBIA, REPUBLIC OF:
Lynita Conradie

RUSSIA
Sergey Koloskov, President
Down Syndrome Association

SOUTH AFRICA
Jennifer Joni. Attorney
AIDS Law Project, Centre for Applied Legal Studies
University of Witwatersrand

Michael Masutha, Advocate

SPAIN
Jose Maria Ballesteros
Spanish National Council Representing People with Disabilities (CERMI)

Pilar Saucedo, International Affairs Advisor
CERME

SWEDEN
Susanne Berg
Independent Living Sweden

Paul Lappalainen, Attorney
Independent Living Center Sweden

SWITZERLAND
Caroline Klein, Doctor in Law
DOK

Ruedi Prerost, Master of Law
Pro Infirmis Switzerland

UGANDA
Margaret Baba Diri, Member of Parliament
Government of the Republic Of Uganda

Nayiga Florence Ssekabira
MP/Minister of State for Elderly and Disability Affairs

UNITED KINGDOM
Jeremy Cooper, Professor
Middlesex University

Dr. Rowena Daw
Royal National Insitute for Deaf People

Caroline Gooding
Disability Rights Commission

Richard Light, Research and Publications Director
Disability Awareness in Action

David Ruebain, Attorney
Levenes Solicitors

UKRAINE
Oleg Polozyuk
Paralegal Organization Peoples on Wheelchairs

VENEZUELA
Yelitza John Rangel
Psicoalogne Jefe Secretaria Ejecutiva
Fundacione para el Desanollo de la Educacion Especial
Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deportes

ZAMBIA
David Mukwasa, Trustee and Executive Director
Disacare Wheelchair Centre Trust

Elijah Ngwale, Program Facilitator
Zambia Disability Issues and Human Rights Vision Program 1999-2002 (ZAMDFP)

ZIMBABWE
Joshua Teke Malinga
Pan African Federation of the Disabled

U.S. FEDERAL AGENCY SPONSOR PARTICIPANTS
Kathleen A. Blank, Attorney Program Specialist
National Council on Disability

Crystal Blyler, Ph.D., Social Science Analyst
Center for Mental Health Services

Marca Bristo, Chairperson
National Council on Disability

Susan Daniels, Deputy Commissioner
Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs

Diedre Davis
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights
U.S. Department of State

Patricia Laird, Consultant
Presidential Task Force

Becky Ogle, Executive Director
Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Labor

Mildred Owens
Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs

Jeff Rosen, Executive Director
National Council on Disability

Marie Parker Strahan, Senior Policy Advisor
Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs

Georgia Thrower, Special Assistant
Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs

Theda Wiles Zawaiza, Ph.D
Consultant and Senior Policy Advisor
Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PARTICIPANTS
Philip Breen, Special Legal Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice

Liz Savage
U.S. Department of Justice

John Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PARTICIPANT
Michael Winter, Associate Administrator for Budget and Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Judith Heumann, Assistant Secretary
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education

THE WHITE HOUSE
Jonathan Young, Associate Director for Disability Outreach
Office of Public Liaison
The White House

U.S. RELIEF ORGANIZATION
Mary Lou Hunt, Consultant–Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
International Rescue Committee

U.S. LAW SCHOOLS
Robert Burgdorf, Jr., Professor
District of Columbia School of Law

Matthew Diller, Professor of Law
Fordham University School of Law

Stanley S. Herr, Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law, Clinical Law Office

Arlene Kanter, Professor of Law
Syracuse University College of Law

U.S. PRESS
Paul Bamundo, Manager
Strategy and Business Development–WE Media Inc.,

Tai Du, Community Affairs Manager
HalfthePlanet.com

John D. Kemp, Chief Community Officer
HalfthePlanet.com

DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND
Mary Lou Breslin, Director, Research Programs

Jillian Cutler, Student/Volunteer

Deborah Doctor, Development Director

Cara Galbraith, DREDF Consultant
Winrock International, Leadership and Human Development

Marilyn Golden, Policy Analyst

Susan Henderson, Director of Administration

Jenny Kern, Consulting Attorney

Arlene Mayerson, Directing Attorney

Bonnie Milstein, Director, Community Development Project

Cam Schwartz, Volunteer

Patrisha Wright, Director, Government Affairs
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)

Silvia Yee, Consulting Attorney

U.S. NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION PARTICIPANTS
Jeanne Argoff, Executive Director
Disability Funders Network

Brittany Benowitz, Program Associate
Mental Disability Rights International

Rosangela Berman-Bieler, President & CEO
Inter-American Institute on Disability

Judi Chamberlin, Associate
National Empowerment Center

Justin Dart, Co-Founder
Justice for All

Lex Friedan
Senior Vice President
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)

Claudia Gordon, Attorney
National Association of the Deaf

Andy Imparato, Executive Director
American Association of People with Disabilities

Debbie Kaplan, Executive Director
World Institute on Disability

Ellen R. Mercer, U.S. Regional Coordinator
Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry

Shawna Parks, NAPIL Equal Justice Fellow, Staff Attorney
Disability Rights Advocates

Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI)

Linda Shepard, Executive Director
National Parent Network on Disabilities

Tina Singleton
Mobility International USA

Paul W. Spooner, Executive Director
National Council on Independent Living

Susan Sygall
Executive Director
Mobility International USA

Lucy Wong Hernandez, Executive Director
Disabled Peoples’ International

U.S. NON-AFFILIATED PARTICIPANT
Jane West, Consultant