Administration on Community Living (ACL): Overview of Programs


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
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About this Webinar

This live webinar will provide an overview of the programs administered under the Administration on Community Living (ACL). A question and answer portion will follow the overview of programs, giving participants an opportunity to gain more information from key staff within ACL.


  • Sara Ruiz, Senior Scientist
    National Institute on Disability, Independent Living,
    and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

    Sarah Ruiz is a Senior Scientist and Program Officer at the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Ruiz has over 15 years of experience in aging and disability research, health policy, and evaluation of evidence-based programs and practices. Her expertise lies in health care innovation, chronic disease-self management, health promotion, person-centered care and family support, end of life care, multi-component interventions, and quantitative methodology. Ruiz holds a PhD in Gerontology from the University of Southern California

  • Hilary Dalin, Director
    Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services

    Hilary Dalin is the Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services at the Administration for Community Living in Washington DC. The Office coordinates and manages a federal response to elder abuse, including the operation, administration, and assessment of the elder abuse prevention and responses, in order to provide a coordinated and seamless response for helping to transform adult victims of abuse into survivors and to prevent abuse before it happens. The Office implements and coordinates innovation and demonstration activities, and provides support for the Elder Justice Coordinating Council.

  • Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor, Office on Policy Analysis & Development, Center for Policy & Evaluation
    Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) & Employment

    Serena Lowe is a Senior Policy Advisor within the Administration on Community Living's Office on Policy Analysis & Development. In this capacity, Lowe serves on the CMS HCBS implementation team, which is responsible for supporting states in the successful implementation of CMS' 2014 final rule on Home & Community Based Services. Lowe has spent the past twenty years serving in a variety of leadership roles focused on furthering policies that promote the socioeconomic empowerment of low-income working families, citizens with disabilities, aging Americans and other at-risk populations. Lowe holds a B.A. in International & Public Affairs from Westminster College; an M.P.H. in International Health Policy and M.A. in International Development Policy from George Washington University; and a PhD in Public Administration from American University.

  • Corinna H. Stiles, Director
    Office of Independent Living

    Corinna Stiles is the Director of the Office of Independent Living. Dr. Stiles has held professional positions in the disability community since graduating law school in 2000. She started as Advocacy Director at the Idaho Protection and Advocacy Agency, moved to the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration in 2012 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Dr. Stiles is currently the Director of the Office of Independent Living in the Administration on Disabilities. Her most recent accomplishments include attaining her PhD in May 2018 from the University of Idaho after successfully defending her dissertation Second Life: Virtual World Case Studies Exploring Self-Determination of Adults with Developmental Disability

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