Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor Joins National Council on Disability

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed President Obama’s nomination to the National Council on Disability (NCD). Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor took the oath of office July 17.

"Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor brings an invaluable combination of lived disability experience and a demonstrated, committed public service career to the council,” said Jonathan Young, NCD chairman. “Her outreach to underserved populations with the Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation adds a grassroots consciousness to the national policy work NCD conducts.”

Martin-Proctor founded the Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation in 2004 to promote symptom awareness and education about multiple sclerosis in underrepresented and underserved populations. She has also worked as a program administrator for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at Howard University and for the District of Columbia's Government Neighborhood Services Initiative.

NCD is an independent federal agency that advises the president, Congress and other federal agencies on policies and programs that affect Americans with disabilities.