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APSE National Team


Allison head shotAllison Wohl,
Executive Director

After fifteen years in corporate America, having worked in the federal practices of two “Big Four” consulting firms, as well as at GE, Allison moved to advocacy after the birth of her youngest son Julian in 2009, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome. In 2012, Allison took on the role of Executive Director of CPSD, a coalition of twenty-two groups that advocates for the modernization of the public system of supports and services for Americans with disabilities. Allison received her MBA from the College of William and Mary and her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton. In addition to Julian she is the mom of two other boys.

Allison’s contact information:
301.279.0060
allison@apse.org

 

Jenny Stonemeier, Deputy Executive Director

Jenny has spent her career working alongside of and on behalf of people with disabilities, their families and communities.  After 12 years as a music therapist, and increasing frustrations with systemic barriers to inclusion that her clients faced, she received a Master Degree in Child and Family Law from Loyola University Chicago—School of Law and found her professional home in the advocacy world.  Jenny has worked as a private advocate for families, a Project Director at the Wisconsin Parent Training and Information Center, and Director of Education Policy at TASH and the SWIFT Center.  In 2016, Jenny’s policy work with the SWIFT Center was honored by the Zero Project—an International NGO monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Jenny brings her skills as a writer, speaker, facilitator, trainer, and leader to her role at APSE.  Jenny is also the mom of 2 school-aged kids, her 16 year old son is on the Autism Spectrum.

Jenny’s contact information:
301.279.0060
jstonemeier@apse.org

 

headshot Macey Chovaz 5.12 (2)Macey Chovaz, Director of Programs

Macey oversees and coordinates the planning of APSE’s training and events and supports APSE’s state chapters to move the Employment First agenda forward across the country.  She has a broad background in providing integrated employment services for people with disabilities including community based assessments, benefits counseling, job development as well as job coaching. Macey graduated from Michigan State University’s School of Education with a masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and is also a trained Benefits Specialist (CWIC). She is a mom to two young girls and enjoys living in the Outer Banks. She also volunteers on the NC APSE Chapter Board and spends her spare time outside on the beach with her family and enjoys running and doing CrossFit.

Macey’s contact information:
301.279.0060
macey@apse.org

 

Cassy head shotCassy Beckman, CESP Director

Cassy began her career in the field of customized employment as a community support specialist with Community Involvement Programs in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Cassy became involved with Griffin-Hammis Associates’ Discovering Personal Genius work and was given the opportunity to share this knowledge at various trainings and conferences. In 2013, Cassy was the recipient of  APSE’s Wendy Wood Award for Emerging Leaders. In 2014, she accepted a position as Director of Customized Employment and Community Supports with Ardmore Enterprises in Bowie, MD where she facilitated a sheltered workshop closure project. Cassy was also responsible for relaunching the Maryland State APSE Chapter, where she served as president until her return to Minneapolis in 2015.

Cassy’s contact information:
612.385.5122
cassy@apse.org

 

sarah manleySarah Manley, Project Coordinator

Sarah joined APSE as Project Coordinator in April 2016. Sarah assists with CESP™ program, membership, and conference coordination. She has worked in the administrative field for a number of years helping teams with project coordination and quality assurance. Sarah received a Bachelor’s of Science in applied psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Sarah’s contact information:
301.279.0060
sarah@apse.org

 

Boshia headshot March 2016Boshia McRoy, Administrative and Membership Associate

Boshia  joined APSE as an Administrative Assistant in May 2014 and quickly transitioned into the Administrative and Membership Associate role where she has taken on more responsibilities. Boshia has more than 15 years of administrative experience working in a variety of prominent metro-DC organizations. Her focus is to be a great asset to APSE while also making a difference.

Boshia’s contact information:
301.279.0060
boshia@apse.org