Isabel 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.