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 – Assistant Director, Sales & Organizational Development; mryan@a2ma.riseabove.org.
  • Yasmin Snounu, PhD – Director, Program Development & Education; ysnounu@novafunding.org. 
  • Philip McBride – Director, Information Technology; pmcbride@a2ma.riseabove.org.
  • Mahmoud Al Fiqy – Manager, Fundraising & Program Management; melfiqy@novafunding.org.
  • Aya Snounu – Manager, Human & Civil Rights Policy & Research; asnounu@a2ma.riseabove.org. 
  • Andrea Vrobel, MSW, CDRS – Consultant, Mobility Market Relations
  • Mohammed Abu Asaker – Consultant, UN & NGO Partner Relations
  • Jo’Male Collier – Editorial Assistant
  • Jerry Bullock – Administrative Assistant
  • Alex Conde – Interactive & Social Media
  • Gipson Studio – Print & Digital Graphic Design
  • 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
    • Brandi Norman – Program Volunteer
    • Debra Muhammad – Program Volunteer
    • Victor Harris – Program Volunteer
  • 2Wheel Support Network; admin@2wheelsupportnetwork.org
    • Carolyn Green –  Volunteer Marketing & Sales Coordinator
    • Nicole Nava – Volunteer Fundraising & Administrative Management Coordinator
    • Elnora Williams – Volunteer Outreach & Membership Coordinator
    • Jo’Male Collier – Volunteer Editorial & Publications Coordinator
    • Kim Ball – Volunteer Program Management Coordinator
    • Pam Rutherford – Volunteer Design & Campaign Coordinator
  • Vet2Vet Support Network
    • Joe Shakeenab, Ret., US Army 5th Special Forces Group – Program Advisor 

For questions or information, please contact Rosemarie Calvert, rcalvert@nova-na.org, or Mahmoud Al Fiqy, melfiqy@novafunding.org.

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

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