USICD Staff

Staff

Isabel Hodge
Executive Director

Light skinned woman with shoulder-length medium brown hair wearing a dark t-shirt smiles at cameraIsabel Hodge is a native of Glasgow, Scotland and a Marine Corps veteran. She came to USICD from the Department of Defense where she served as a Senior Program Analyst at the Office of Special Needs. 

She completed a Federal detail to the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in the Office of the Commissioner. While at AIDD, she co-authored the DD Act regulations; authored the 2012-2017 Strategic Framework, and conducted a qualitative and quantitative analysis of over 4,000 public comments. 

Many of you may know Isabel or "Izzy" because she has been a passionate advocate for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for several years. In her free time, she serves on the Board of Directors for Wheelchairs for Kids International and travels to less resourced countries to provide adjustable pediatric wheelchairs to children with disabilities. 


Andrea Shettle, MSW, MA
Program Manager

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Andrea Shettle brings to USICD her passion for information exchange and dissemination in relation to disability rights and believes that the right knowledge in the hands of the right leaders can transform society.  Prior to working at USICD, she helped the Center on International Programs and Services at Gallaudet University launch their World Deaf Information Resource Project website.  She also spent five years at the executive office of the World Bank as a junior speech writer.  Her work at USICD has included facilitating the Global Disability Rights Library project, coordinating USICD's Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program, and assisting with the RightsNow! project.