CHRISTINE M. GRIFFIN HIRED AS DLC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BOSTON, January 7, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of the Disability Law Center (DLC) is very pleased to announce that Christine M. Griffin will take the helm of DLC as its new Executive Director on January 28, 2013. Ms. Griffin, who previously served as DLC's Executive Director from 1996 to 2005, is looking forward to returning to a leadership position at DLC. “ I am fortunate and honored to return to a job that I loved serving people with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth. I look forward to working with the dedicated Board and staff at DLC,” said Ms. Griffin.
“We are very excited that Christine Griffin has agreed to return to the Disability Law Center as Executive Director,” said Michael Muehe, President of DLC's Board of Directors. “Ms. Griffin brings a wealth of experience in the areas of disability rights, disability policy, and executive-level leadership advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities,” said Mr. Muehe.
Ms. Griffin served as Commissioner at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from January 2006 to January 2009, and served as the Acting Vice Chair of EEOC from January 2009 to December 2010. While at EEOC, Ms. Griffin established the Leadership for Employment of Americans with Disabilities (LEAD) Initiative, a national outreach and education campaign to address the declining number of employees with severe disabilities in the federal workforce. Ms. Griffin also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management from December 2010 till August 2011 where she was responsible for implementing President Obama’s Executive Order on Increasing Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Government as well as establishing the first government wide initiative on Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.
More recently, Ms. Griffin worked at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services as the Assistant Secretary for Disability Policy and Programs, where she provided leadership and supervision of management of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Developmental Disability Services, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Soldiers Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea.
A private, non-profit organization, DLC is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts, responsible for advocating for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities. DLC's mission is to provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts.