March 4, 2020
8140 McCormick Blvd, Suite 138, Skokie
Please join us for an engaging evening with Meg Cooch, Executive Director of The Arc of Illinois. This workshop will provide a look into the hot disability policy topics in Illinois for the upcoming year. Meg will also share how your story can build relationships with legislators and influence decision making in the state.
The discussion will be relevant for parents, caregivers, teachers, disability professionals and therapists.
About Meg Cooch
With almost 20 years of nonprofit experience, Meg Cooch brings a passion for disability, aging and health policy, advocacy and organizing with her to the Arc of Illinois. Most recently, Meg served as the first Executive Director of the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs, overseeing the formal development of the organization and leading the state public policy efforts and programmatic initiatives.
Prior to moving to Chicago, Meg worked on federal level disability policy in Washington, DC as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for Lutheran Services in America Disability Network and as the Deputy Field Director for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Meg also has local experience working directly with individuals with disabilities, seniors, families and service providers at Planning for Elders, a grassroots San Francisco-based advocacy organization, where she worked in many capacities including as Executive Director.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of The Arc of Illinois, Meg served on the Board of Directors of the Arc of Illinois and currently is the public policy chair.