– Research and Communications Advisor
Kate Brady entered the field of disability employment as a service provider working as the Customized Employment Coordinator at Cobb Community Services Board. In this role she coordinated Project Exceed, a US Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Customized Employment Grant intended to support people with high impact of disability in reaching customized employment goals such as self-employment. Later, she served Georgia’s Office of Developmental Disabilities as the Director of Employment Policy and Programming.
Ms. Brady also consulted for the Institute for Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia as well as with the National Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) at the University of Massachusetts on best practices in the support of employment for people with disabilities.
Ms. Brady earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Performing Arts from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina and did her Master’s work in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. She is achieved a Doctorate of Psychology at the University of West Georgia.