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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for October 2008
Date:11/13/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for October 2008:

A Monthly Newsletter from the National Council on Disability (NCD)

John R. Vaughn, Chairperson

October 2008

NCD--30 Years of Disability Policy Leadership--1978-2008

NCD Welcomes New Members

On October 2, the U.S. Senate reconfirmed five NCD members and confirmed three new members who were appointed by President George W. Bush. The current members who were reconfirmed include: John R. Vaughn of Fort Myers, Florida, who remains as Chairperson; Victoria Ray Carlson of Naperville, Illinois; Marylyn Howe of Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts; Chad Colley of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; and Lonnie Moore of Chula Vista, California.

New Council members are: Heather Whitestone McCallum of St. Simons Island, Georgia; Katherine McCary of Midlothian, Virginia; and Tony J. Williams of Clyde Hill, Washington.

Ms. McCallum was selected as Miss America in 1995, the first woman with a disability to be crowned Miss America in the pageant's 75-year history. She also spearheaded the nation's largest multimedia public service campaign to identify early hearing loss, which was created by the Miss America Organization and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the deaf. The former Miss Alabama grew up in Atlanta. Ms. McCallum replaced outgoing NCD board member Cynthia Wainscott.

Ms. McCary is a Vice President of SunTrust Banks, Inc., reports to the Chairman and the President and CEO, SunTrust, Mid-Atlantic, and has corporate responsibility for the Accessing Community Talent Program, a disability program that seeks to increase the employment of people with disabilities throughout SunTrust's workforce and to increase awareness of marketing opportunities for customers with disabilities. She manages the Corporate Disability Resource Center which provides disability information internally to e
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