July 27, 2023
Neurodivergent advocacy and education non-profit begins board formation.
Wichita, KS: Today, Umbrella Alliance US formally announces the appointment of Sarah Phelps as National Board Chair. This is the first appointment of a board selection process that will continue through Q3 as Umbrella Alliance US ramps up programming and partnerships work nationwide.
“Having Sarah as our board chair is an absolute blessing, igniting a flame of hope and determination within our organization’s core. With her passion and unwavering commitment, we are destined to forge a path of stability and sustainability, advocating for and, more importantly, with NDs across the United States” stated Angela Locashio, Executive Director. “Words alone cannot express the joy that fills my heart for welcoming Sarah to our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will strengthen and empower our community, always valuing our unique experiences, needs, and aspirations.”
Ms. Phelps is an experienced board founder and has served on 10 founding boards to date. Her history of dedication to diversity, equity, and belonging work, record of successful innovative strategies, and program creation experience will help Umbrella Alliance US create infrastructure and programs that support and empower neurodivergent individuals in all facets of their lives.
ABOUT UMBRELLA ALLIANCE US: UA US works to increase the knowledge and empowerment of neurodivergent (ND) individuals living in a neurotypical world. We work with organizations to support an increasingly neurodiverse workforce. Our mission is to advocate and educate about neurodiversity by researching, actively listening, & engaging in collaborative work to establish extensive, free access to evidence-based, community-created, ND-affirming resources. Read about the ND23 initiative here.