Janice L. Lehrer-Stein

Position: NCD Member & FFB Trustee
West Coast Advisory Board

Janice L. Lehrer-Stein is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Toronto Law School (with a year as a visiting student at the  Harvard Law School) admitted to the practice  of law of the bars of the State of California and the District of Columbia, practiced employment and constitutional law in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.  After retiring to raise her family, Ms. Lehrer-Stein became actively engaged in disability rights advocacy, and efforts to assist in the funding and research for treatment and cures for diseases that affect the lives of millions of people worldwide.  She is a past member of  Medical Research Charities, a federation that promotes federal campaign contributions to numerous medical research organizations, seeking cures for blindness, allergy and asthma, diabetes, AIDS, among other conditions and diseases.  She has been a volunteer member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the premier research organization seeking treatment and cures for retinal degenerative disease, served as National Trustee, participated on the committee, and sever times as its Chair for the San Francisco Dining in the Dark, and in June of 2014, became a member of the national board of Directors for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  In May of 2011, she was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and the nation on national disability policy.  Ms. Lehrer-Stein was appointed to a second term on the National Council on Disability by President Obama in the spring of 2014, and has served as Vice-Chair of the NCD, as well as chair of the Access and Integration committee, and presently focuses on employment, accessibility in social media, veterans’ rights and transportation policy issues, among other civil rights for Americans with disabilities, and world-wide.

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