(Canceled) nTIDE Deeper Dive - 10/20/2023

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October 20, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET | Free | Online | Contact

Due to unforeseen circumstances this month's Deeper Dive episode will be cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at the First Friday Jobs Report episode on November 3, 2023 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m. EST.

This month's Deeper Dive of the issues will look at Employment Trends for Women with Disabilities with guest speaker Kimberly Aguillard from Mathematica, who is currently the deputy task lead for the equity assessment component of the Equity Technical Assistance and Training Center within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • 12:00 pm: Welcome and Purpose of this Deeper Dive
  • 12:05 pm: Updated numbers pertaining to today’s area of focus
  • 12:20 pm: Guest Presenter
    Kimberly Aguillard, Mathematica
  • 12:35 pm: Open discussion and questions for all

Note. All webinars will be recorded and closed captioned and will be added to our website archives along with full transcripts following the live broadcast.


Kimberly Aguillard is a white woman with shoulder-length blond hair and a blue top.

Kimberly Aguillard, PhD, works in the area of equity in policy analysis and program design, implementation, and evaluation. She is a qualitative researcher who advocates for and prioritizes accessible and inclusive research practices. Since joining Mathematica in 2021, Aguillard has worked on a range of projects related to health equity, disability, interpersonal violence, and home and community-based services waivers. Currently, she is deputy task lead for the equity assessment component of the Equity Technical Assistance and Training Center within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

She has developed a series of training and technical assistance resources to help HHS staff and offices build their capacity to conduct (1) effective equity assessments of existing programs, policies, and processes and (2) strong assessments of equity impact for proposed policy or program changes. For the Minority Youth and Centers for Independent Living (MY-CIL) Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project, she led focus groups with out-of-school youth with disabilities from underrepresented groups to learn about their experiences and self-defined transition needs. This work helped inform focused interventions for MY-CIL. She also supports and leads a community advisory committee and qualitative data analysis for the Iowa Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Redesign.

Growing up as a child with blindness in a rural community, Aguillard learned self-advocacy skills and the importance of activism. She recognizes the value of collective action to transform barriers into opportunities. She is dedicated to promoting equity and engaging communities that have been marginalized by systems and institutional practices to harness and amplify their insights and expertise.

Aguillard holds a Ph.D. in health care management and policy from the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Andrew Houtenville is a man with very short gray hair and beard in a brown suit

Andrew Houtenville, PhD, is a Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Houtenville is extensively involved in disability statistics and employment policy research. He has published widely in the areas of disability statistics and the economic status of people with disabilities. He is the Principal Investigator on the NIDILRR-funded Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center. Dr. Houtenville received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1999 & was a National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellow at Syracuse University in 1998/1999.

John O'Neill is a man with short gray hair and round glasses, wearing a suit and tie.

John O'Neill, PhD is the director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation and has over 28 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation as a rehabilitation counselor educator, disability employment researcher, and advisor to state vocational rehabilitation agencies. Dr. O’Neill has been a PI or co-PI on six NIDILRR funded, five-year research and training centers focusing on TBI and community integration, disability statistics, disability employment service system, and how individual and contextual factors relate to employment outcomes among people with disabilities.

Elaine Katz is a woman with short auburn hair wearing glasses, a colorful necklace and bright blue sweater

Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP is Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications at Kessler Foundation. Elaine Katz oversees the Foundation’s comprehensive grantmaking program and its communications department. During her tenure, the Foundation has awarded more than $49 million in grant support for national and community-based employment programs. For more than 25 years, Elaine has worked with non-profit organizations in the areas of board development, fundraising, marketing, and business development. Elaine often speaks about innovative practices for employing people with disabilities, authors/co-authors articles and papers on related topics, and is a member of several aligned organizations.

Denise Rozell is a woman with short reddish blond hair and red glasses

Denise M. Rozell, JD is the Director of Policy Innovation at the AUCD. Prior to joining AUCD, she spent fifteen years as Assistant Vice President for State Government Relations with Easter Seals. Denise was the primary resource to Easter Seals 75 affiliates in building capacity to increase awareness of and support for Easter Seals in state government. Prior to that, Denise was the Executive Director of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, an international membership organization for the professionals serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Denise holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California in Berkeley.