Executive Director

Alexander Wood
Disabilities Network of New York City

2 Park Avenue, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10016
tel : 212-251-4071
fax : 212-696-1039
alexander@dnnyc.net

Employment

2002-Present
Disabilities Network of NYC, New York, NY
Executive Director of nonprofit membership organization creating a coalition of consumers, advocates, and professional organizations working on behalf of people with physical disabilities. Through systems advocacy, strengthening appropriate citywide policies, and working to build informed and accurate public perception of people with disabilities, the Network seeks to promote full participation of the disability community into the life of NYC.

2000-2001
WeMedia, Inc., New York, NY
Editor of Politics & Advocacy at WeMedia Inc., a convergent media company serving the national disability community, their friends and families. Directed editorial staff on content of magazine and website, attended and reported on national political conventions, Supreme Court cases and national events involving the disability community.

1993-2000
Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY
Access Coordinator & Ass't Dir of Volunteers
Developed successful program reaching out to travelers with disabilities internationally. Worked on all aspects of the non-profit program: managing 460+ volunteers and office support staff of over 35 per week. Responsibilities included writing fundraising proposals; coordinating public relations efforts to launch and maintain Access Project; outreach to market program & recruit volunteers, training volunteers on program policies and access issues, and managing day-to-day operations of the organization directing volunteer staff to fulfill mission of connecting visitors with volunteers.

1993
Hospital Audiences, Inc., New York, NY
Project Coordinator developing Gallery Access portion of Access for All, Second Edition.

1991-1992
Lexington Business Systems, New York, NY
Sales of IBM computers and office equipment; Also private dealing of contemporary art on secondary market.

1983-1991
Contemporary art dealer at a variety of galleries including Hirschl & Adler Modern, Lucio Amelio, Alexander Wood, and Grace Borgenicht.

Education

1982 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, B.A.

Civic Affiliations
Corresponding Secretary, 504 Democratic Club; Member, Disabled in Action (DIA); Member, New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC)

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