Assistant Project Director, Training and Technical Assistance Team Lead, LEAD Center
is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for National Disability Institute in Washington, DC. Ms. Jennings is a national trainer on social security benefits, asset development strategies for persons with disabilities (including favorable tax provisions and the Earned Income Tax Credit, Financial Education, and protected savings opportunities), and the building of expanded relationships between the disability and asset building communities. Her varied experience includes spearheading Asset Development initiatives in Florida and New York to increase access to VITA, EITC and asset building opportunities for individuals with disabilities, creating collaborative agreements, building partnerships, executing grant allocations, providing technical assistance on Federal disability policy and assisting individuals in job development and understanding the effect of work on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare benefits.
Ms. Jennings is currently the Assistant Director and Training and Technical Assistance Director for National Disability Institute’s LEAD (Leadership for Employment and Advancement of People with Disabilities) Center, funded by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The LEAD Center is a national training center with a mission to advance sustainable individual and systems level change that results in improved, competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency outcomes for individuals across the spectrum of disability. She also provides training on the impact of work on Social Security benefits and provides technical assistance to partners across the country on economic empowerment for individuals with disabilities receiving federal disability benefits