Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy Office, has over 30 years of experience in federal public policy issues affecting people with disabilities. She has represented The Arc on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies on issues including long term services and supports (including Medicaid), the Supplemental Security Income program, and Social Security disability issues. Ms. Ford served three years as Chairperson of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of over 100 national organizations, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the CCD Task Force on Financial Security. Ms. Ford has testified numerous times before Congress, including before the House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittees, Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and House Budget Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee. Ms. Ford is currently the Vice-Chair of the Advance CLASS Board of Directors and serves on the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She has served on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging and continues to serve as its disability liaison. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center; M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute; and B.A. from the University of Virginia.