About NOVA

Mission

The mission of the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility is to educate, communicate and advocate on behalf of the more than 22 million Americans with mobility impairments and ambulatory disabilities, as well as to provide grants for purchase of adaptive mobility and accessibility products and equipment.

Vision

NOVA envisions a future where everyone has accessible transportation, with all aspects of society and the built infrastructure accessible, so all people can live fulfilling, 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
  • Julie Boynton – Q’Straint
  • Sam Cook – Superior Van & Mobility
  • Greg Kiser – BraunAbility
  • Rich Venhaus – United Access
  • Melissa Braun-Dennis – Board Member Emeritus

Staff, Consultants & Volunteer Coordinators

  • Rosemarie Calvert – Executive Director; Business Development & Marketing; rcalvert@Nova-na.org;
  • Mike Ryan – Director, Development & Outreach; mryan@a2maRiseAbove.org;
  • Yasmin Snounu, PhD – Director, Program Development & Education; ysnounu@NovaFunding.org; 
  • Mahmoud Al Fiqy – Director, Administration & Program Management; melfiqy@NovaFunding.org;
  • Aya Snounu, LLM – Manager, International Human, Civil & Disability Rights Policy & Research; asnounu@a2maRiseAbove.org; 
  • Philip McBride, MSCS – Director, Mobile Applications & Technology; pmcbride@a2maRiseAbove.org; 
  • Patrick Renneker – Director, Information Technology;
  • Alex Conde – Director, Web Development & Interactive Media;
  • Linda Gipson – Director, Art & Graphic Design; 
  • Jerry Bullock – Administrative Assistant;
  • Andrea Vrobel, MSW, CDRS – Consultant, Mobility Market Relations;
  • Mohammed Abu Asaker, MPA – Consultant, UN & NGO Partner Relations;
  • Tamara McHugh – Consultant, Media & Private Industry Relations.
  • Resource & Support Networks: Jo’Male Collier, jcollier@a2maRiseAbove.org, & Nicole Nava, admin@2wheelsupportnetwork.org, Co-Coordinators
    • Parent2Parent Resource & Support Network, admin@p2pSupportNetwork.org
      • Maite Salazar – Volunteer Program Coordinator
      • Zahra Taqi – Volunteer Program Coordinator
      • Victor Harris – Volunteer Program Coordinator
      • Military Chaplain Scott Andrews, ARNG – Military Families, Volunteer Program Coordinator
      • Brandi Norman – Volunteer
      • Debra Muhammad – Volunteer
    • 2Wheel Resource & Support Network, admin@2WheelSupportNetwork.org
      • Carolyn Green – Volunteer Development & Outreach Coordinator
      • Nicole Nava – Volunteer Admin & Program Management Coordinator
      • Elnora Williams – Volunteer Membership Coordinator
      • Kim Ball – Volunteer Resources Coordinator
      • Pam Rutherford – Volunteer Art Coordinator
    • Vet2Vet Resource & Support Network
      • Joe Shakeenab, Ret., US Army 5th Special Forces Group – Program Advisor 

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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