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Executive Director

Phone: (202) ***-**** ext. ****  
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
National Council on Independent Living
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 5Th Floor
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is the oldest cross disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982,...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • B.A. , Social Work
    Boise State University
  • Masters , Rehabilitation Counseling
    Drake University
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Web References
Meet the Board and Staff
www.ncil.org, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
Kelly Buckland, Executive Director
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Kelly Buckland, Executive Director
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www.usbln.org, 22 Aug 2015 [cached]
Kelly Buckland USBLN | ADA25 Legacy Tour | Honorary Board Biographies | Kelly Buckland
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KELLY BUCKLAND Executive Director, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
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Kelly Buckland Kelly Buckland is a person with a disability who has been actively involved in disability issues since 1979. Kelly started his career as an employee for Idaho's Protection and Advocacy system. He served for over twenty years as the Executive Director of the Boise CIL, Living Independence Network Corp. and the Idaho State Independent Living Council. He has served on the Idaho Developmental Disabilities Council, the State Employment and Training Council, and the State Help America Vote Act Steering Committee.
He has worked on issues affecting people with disabilities, including passage of the Personal Assistance Services Act and the Fathers and Mothers Independently Living with their Youth (FAMILY) Child Custody Laws.
In 1978, Kelly graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in Social Work and in 1988 Summa Cum Laude from Drake University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. In recent years, Kelly has been honored with numerous state and national awards, including the University of Idaho President's Medallion, the United Vision for Idaho Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Achievement in Human Rights Award, and induction into the National Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.
Kelly has testified before Congress several times on issues such as universal health care, Fair Housing and appropriations for centers for independent living. He has been closely involved with the direct-service and systemic change aspects of the Independent Living movement.
Additionally, Kelly has a long history with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). He has served on numerous NCIL Legislative and Advocacy Subcommittees and other standing NCIL committees, the NCIL Governing Board since 1998, as NCIL Vice-President from 2001-2005, and as NCIL President from 2005 to 2009. Kelly is currently employed as the Executive Director of NCIL.
Our Board
www.aapd.com, 20 Oct 2015 [cached]
Kelly Buckland National Council on Independent Living
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respectabilityusa.com, 10 July 2015 [cached]
Kelly Buckland
Buckland is a person with a disability and the executive director of The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). NCIL is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States. Buckland previously worked as a social worker in Boise and an employee for Idaho's protection and advocacy system. He served for years as the executive director of the Boise CIL, Living Independence Network Corp.
Buckland graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in social work and Summa Cum Laude from Drake University with a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling. In recent years, Buckland has been honored with numerous state and national awards, including the University of Idaho President's Medallion, the United Vision for Idaho Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Achievement in Human Rights Award, and induction into the National Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.
Buckland has testified before Congress several times on issues such as universal health care, fair housing and appropriations for centers for independent living.
Headshot Kelly Buckland
Kelly Buckland
30 Years of Advocacy: And Miles to Go Before We Sleep
www.ncil.org, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
Speakers at the 2012 Rally at Capitol Hill included: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), AAPD President and CEO Mark Perriello, leading disability rights attorney and advocate Eve Hill, Paraquad co-founder and IL powerhouse Colleen Starkloff, Access Living President and CEO Marca Bristo, Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas Executive Director Shannon Jones, Access Living Director of Advocacy Amber Smock, NCIL President Dan Kessler, and NCIL Executive Director Kelly Buckland.
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Executive Director, Kelly Buckland
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Kelly Buckland and Lou Ann Kibbee presented the Corey Rowley National Advocacy Award to Andy Imparato for his legislative work as senior council and disability Policy Director for the US Senate committee on health, education, labor, and pensions; chaired by Senator Tom Harkin.
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Kelly thanked Andy for his leadership as CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities and legislative support since moving to the Senate in 2010.
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