Subject Matter Expert – Disability and Employment
Judy is Assistant Director of Training and Development at the Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She provides consultation, training, and support for organizations seeking to diversify their workforce while balancing compliance obligations with practical strategies to facilitate productivity, job retention, and employee engagement. Judy has particular interest and experience in the interplay of overlapping disability and veteran focused federal regulations. For five years, Judy served as director of the National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability and Employment Policy. In that position, she focused on development and dissemination of best practices for HR, diversity, and disability management professionals on the effective workplace integration of employees with disabilities, including veterans and aging workers. Judy is a frequent presenter at major diversity and employment conferences and is a member of the speaker’s bureau of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).