Rene Cummins, has a long history in the disability community. She held the position of Execuvtive Director at Alliance of Disability Rights from it’s creation until retiring in 2015. Eairlier as an Access Specialist at the NC office on Disability and Health, she served as a consultant on all of the projects through that office. Rene is a trainer for the Southeast Disability and Technical Assistance Center in Atlanta and provides training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as various other disability rights laws. She earned a doctorate in Psychology in the Public Interest from NC State University, which reinforced her passion for advocacy and community organizing on behalf of the disability community.