About NOVA

Mission

The mission of the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility is to educate, communicate and advocate for the mobility, accessibility, diversity and inclusion needs of the more than 22 million Americans (and hundreds of millions worldwide) with mobility impairments and ambulatory disabilities, in addition to providing grants for purchase of adaptive mobility and accessibility products and equipment.

Vision

NOVA envisions a future where everyone has accessible transportation, with every aspect of society accessible, diverse and inclusive, so all people can be empowered to live fulfilling and active lives.

Board of Directors

  • Dave Hubbard, PresidentNational Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
  • Pat Foy, Vice PresidentBruno Independent Living Aids
  • Paul Musso, TreasurerAdaptive Driving Alliance
  • Liz Green, SecretaryAssociation for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
  • John Anschutz – Shepherd Center, Retired
  • Sam Cook – Superior Van & Mobility
  • Greg Kiser – BraunAbility
  • Mohammed Abu Asaker – United Nations
  • Tamara McHugh – Wallstreet Journal
  • Joe Bishop, PhD – Eastern Michigan University
  • Melissa Braun-Dennis – Board Member Emeritus

Staff, Consultants & Volunteers 

  • Rosemarie Calvert – Executive Director; Business Development & Strategic Marketing; rcalvert@Nova-na.org
  • Mahmoud Al Fiqy – Director, Administration & Program Management; melfiqy@NovaFunding.org
  • Jerry Bullock – Administrative Assistant
  • Yasmin Snounu, PhD – Director, Program Development & Education; ysnounu@NovaFunding.org 
  • Mike Ryan – Director, Outreach & Development; mryan@a2maRiseAbove.org
  • Patrick Renneker – Director, Information Technology; prenneker@nova-na.org
  • Alex Conde – Director, Web Development & Interactive Media; aconde@nova-na.org 
  • Aya Snounu, LLM – Manager, International Human, Civil & Disability Rights Policy & Research; asnounu@a2maRiseAbove.org
  • Nikki Nava – Volunteer Coordinator; nnava@Nova-na.org or nnava@2wheelsupportnetwork.org
  • Linda Gipson – Consultant, Art & Graphic Design 
  • Andrea Vrobel, MSW, CDRS – Consultant, Mobility 
  • Philip McBride – Consultant, Mobile Technology & Applications

Support Network Programs 

  • Parent2Parent Support Network,  admin@p2pSupportNetwork.org
    • Maite Salazar – Volunteer Program Coordinator
    • Zahra Taqi – Volunteer Program Coordinator
    • Military Chaplain Scott Andrews, ARNG – Military Families, Volunteer Program Coordinator
    • Victor Harris – Volunteer 
    • Brandi Norman – Volunteer
    • Debra Muhammad – Volunteer
  • Wheel2Wheel Support Network,admin@2WheelSupportNetwork.org
    • Carolyn Green – Volunteer Outreach & Development Coordinator
    • Elnora Williams – Volunteer Membership Coordinator
    • Kim Ball – Volunteer Resources Coordinator
    • Pam Rutherford – Volunteer Art Coordinator
    • JoMale Collier – Volunteer
  • Veteran2Veteran Support Network
    • Joe Shakeenab, Ret., US Army 5th Special Forces Group – Program Advisor
    • Brett T. Bullock, USAR – Volunteer Program Coordinator
    • Military Chaplain Scott Andrews, ARNG – Military Families, Volunteer Program Coordinator

Membership Resource Instructors

  • Terry Creamer, MS, Safety Science, BS, Physical Education; 7th Degree Black Belt, Isshinryu Karate, Masters Level, Chi-Lin Kempo; Diamond Nationals Hall of Fame, American Karate Association Hall of Fame, Midwest Martial Arts Hall of Fame, World Kickboxing Association, Bluegrass Nationals Hall of Fame, Isshinryu Hall of Fame, RAKKASANS Hall of Fame. Instructor (Adults & Children) for Martial Arts, Self Defense, Physical Education, Personal Empowerment.
  • L. Eileen Erickson, MA, Public Relations, BA, Journalism; Speech and Telecommunication (Double Major); Reiki Master. Instructor (Adults) for Writing (Resume, Business, Creative), Reiki; Facilitator for RealLife Conversations. 
  • Brett Bullock, BS, Sport & Exercise Psychology; Certifications in Mental Coaching, Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid. Instructor (Adults & Children) for Physical and Mental Fitness, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Wellbeing, Sport First Aid.

For grant or general questions or information, please email: admin@NovaFunding.org.

View the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility’s most recent Annual Report here.

 

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