Senior Director of Government Relations
Esmé Grant Grewal is ANCOR’s Senior Director of Government Relations. In this role, she works with the Government Relations Committee and ANCOR GR team on all legislative and policy priorities and leads the organization’s relationships with Congress and the Administration. Prior to this role, Esmé served as the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), where she worked with all State Councils on Developmental Disabilities on federal advocacy and policy priorities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has past appointments with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and as Chair of the American Branch of International Law Association’s Disability Committee. Esmé is Co-Chair of both the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force and International Task Force for the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, a coalition of over 100 leading national disability organizations based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NACDD, Esmé led the Disability Rights Program for the U.S. International Council on Disabilities and worked extensively with former Congressman and Majority Whip, Tony Coelho. Esmé has served the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability where she had the opportunity to participate in implementation of the City’s ADA Transition Plan. As an attorney and member of the California Bar Association, she has published multiple law reviews on various topics of disability law. She is a past Board Member of Quality Trust. She is a proud sibling to a brother and sister with developmental disabilities.
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