THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GINA MCDONALD TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gina McDonald to the National Council on Disability.
Gina McDonald of Kansas is the Executive Director of the Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living. She is also a consultant for Independent Living Resource Utilization in Houston, Texas, which provides training for organizations throughout the United States on issues related to independent living. Ms. McDonald is the Chairperson of the State Independent Living Council and President of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). She serves on the Governor's Commission on Housing and Homelessness and is Chairperson of the NCIL Health Reform Committee. Among the various awards Ms. McDonald has received are the ADA Award from the Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities and the President's Award from NCIL. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Marymount College of Kansas and a masters' degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco, California.
The National Council on Disability is responsible for promoting the integration, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities in the community, schools, the workplace and all other aspects of American life. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Council evaluates the effectiveness of federal government programs and statutes concerning individuals with disabilities.