As President and CEO of the Disability:IN, Jill Houghton oversees the strategic direction of the organization as well as provides guidance on global disability inclusion best practices to more than 100 Disability:IN partners that represent fortune 500 corporations across market sectors. She has testified before House and Senate Committees, and has served as an advisor to multiple agencies including US Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, US Department of Education and the National Council on Disabilities. Her testimony has covered issues related to businesses commitment to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities.
Ms. Houghton has more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience at the federal, state and local levels working with business to advance the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Prior to joining Disability:IN, Jill served as the Executive Director of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel until its legislative sunset in January 2008. The bi-partisan panel was housed independently within the Social Security Administration and provided advice to the President, Congress and the Commissioner of Social Security on issues related to the Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare work incentives programs for individuals with disabilities. She currently serves on the New York City Comptrollers Advisory Board Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion. She also serves on the Boston University RRTC on “Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities” Knowledge Translation and Utilization Advisory Council.