• APSE is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First, a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce. People with disabilities should not work sequestered in sheltered workshops, earning only pennies an hour. We want people with disabilities to enjoy the company of a wide range of coworkers, an opportunity for greater financial independence, and the ability to contribute to the economy. We provide our members with the tools, opportunities, and timely information needed to take action and build better workplaces through work with policymakers and employers. APSE is the national voice on workplace inclusion.

Our Board

Katie Baker


Latisha McClendon


Kim Edwards
Member at Large
Robin Freeman

Vice President

Shayla Alexander


Peggy Hale

Member at Large

Dale Turrentine

Ex. Officio Member

Betsy Barnes

Member at Large

Pamela Cross

Employment First Chair

Our Vision

We believe that everyone can and should work, and have the dignity of determining their career path.

Our Mission

To advance employment equity for people with disabilities.