Executive Vice President
Having sustained a spinal cord injury in a snow skiing accident in college, Henry Claypool
has been living with a disability for more than thirty years.
This experience has fostered a deep personal commitment to ensuring that all Americans with disabilities are able to access the services and supports they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives-and this has been the focus of his professional life.
In the period of his
life immediately following his
relied on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Insurance.
Support from these programs enabled him to finish college and pursue a career of service to others.
Claypool's career has spanned work providing direct services at the community level to working on federal policy issues in his
most recent role in public service as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
While at HHS, Claypool was a principal architect of the administration's efforts to expanding access to community living services, which culminated in the creation of the Administration for Community Living.
Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of the American Association of People with Disabilities.
In these roles, he
relies on his
unique background of public service and personal experience to seek pragmatic policy solutions.
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