Sue Wolf-Fordham, JD, MPA

Senior Manager, National Technical Assistance Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness | Public Health Team
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Sue Wolf-Fordham, JD, MPA

Sue Wolf-Fordham, JD, MPA is a Senior Program Manager and Deputy Director, National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness (the Center) at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The Center is part of a national public health campaign to connect local disability organizations to public health and emergency management agencies to build local capacity regarding accessible communication, equitable service delivery and inclusive emergency planning relating to COVID-19, other pandemics, and disasters.

Sue brings 20 years of experience working in the disability field as a family support program founding director, researcher, and advocate. She has 12 years of experience related to disability inclusion and disasters, and was a Program Director and Instructor, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School E.K. Shriver Center where she developed and implemented training, research and technical assistance projects related to individuals with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions, and emergencies and disasters. Sue is currently Adjunct Faculty at MCPHS University where she teaches public health law.

Sue earned a law degree (JD) from Boston University School of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) from Suffolk University. She completed a University of Massachusetts Medical School E.K. Shriver Center LEND graduate trainee program. Sue has a Certificate in Disability and Health Policy from Suffolk University and completed a Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute Program in Ukrainian Studies, focusing on Ukrainian disability issues after independence.

Areas of Interest:

  • Expanding access and increasing equity in disasters and pandemics
  • Whole community (inclusive) emergency planning
  • Civic engagement
  • Public health law
  • Climate change and disability