Lee Schulz

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Lee Schulz recently retired after serving nearly 32 years as President/CEO of IndependenceFirst in Milwaukee. During his tenure, IndependenceFirst developed numerous innovative programs such as the statewide Women and Abuse Program, Alternative Financing Program, Home Ownership Program, the Try a Gadget Resource Center, and the Personal Assistance Program. The CIL’s mission is to effectively facilitate empowerment of individuals with disabilities through: education, advocacy, independent living services, and coalition building. IndependenceFirst promotes diversity and multicultural participation in its operations and services. Lee served several terms on the National Council on Independent Living Board of Directors, served on the Statewide Independent Living Council, co-founded Wisconsin’s Association of Independent Living Centers, served on several research and training center advisory committees on disability related issues, and served on several local non-profit boards of directors.

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