The Disability Action Center (DAC) announced today that Kimberly A. Tissot has accepted the position of Director of Program Services.
Kimberly was selected from a candidate pool of more than 60 applicants. Kimberly is currently working as an Advocate and Project Coordinator with Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. She will begin her responsibilities with the DAC on May 17, 2010.
Kimberly has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Carolina. Her graduate program focused on macro social work, which served as professional preparation for work with larger systems such as organizations and communities. Additionally, Kimberly has experience with a broad spectrum of practice that includes individual case work, community education, program development and evaluation, and task-oriented group work. Kimberly also has experience with supervising MSW interns and volunteers.
"We are ecstatic that Kimberly Tissot will be joining the Disability Action Center team in this extraordinarily important role. I am confident her prior academic work and experience in supporting community members who are living with disabilities will be a bridge to meeting the challenges associated with this leadership position", said Stephen Maglione, DAC Executive Director.
"I am extremely excited to begin my new position with the Disability Action Center. I am looking forward to expanding the opportunities for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina", said Kimberly.
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