ICD Welcomes Susan Scheer as our new CEO.

ICD Welcomes Susan Scheer as our new CEO.

ICD's Board of Trustees Chair, Richard Weber, welcomes Susan to the team.

ICD's Board of Trustees Chair, Richard Weber, welcomes Susan to the team.

New Leadership for ICD's Second Century

Susan Scheer joined ICD as CEO in March, 2017.  Under Susan’s leadership, ICD will continue to offer its core direct workforce development services, including Evaluation, Work Readiness, Job Training in growing fields, and Job Placement services.  In addition, as ICD enters its second century of service, advocacy and leadership, we are launching a new initiative to test innovative approaches in workforce development for people with disabilities through collaborations with the business community, thought leaders, government, foundations, and community organizations.

Susan brings over 20 years of management and policy experience in the non-profit and government sectors, including launching major programs such as Access-A-Ride , and repositioning established organizations such as CIDNY and Columbia University’s Office of Disability Services.  Most recently, she served as the Associate Director of Policy to NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, where her portfolio included education, healthcare, financial security, housing, and disability issues.  She is the volunteer President of the Disabilities Network of New York City (DNNYC), and a recipient of numerous awards for her disability-related advocacy work, including the Alfred P. Sloan award.  As a successful woman and leader with a disability, Susan serves as a powerful role model for the employment potential of the populations ICD serves.

Susan says, “One hundred years ago, ICD literally created the field of workforce development for disabled veterans, developing solutions to meet the evolving needs of workers with disabilities and employers.  As it begins its second century, ICD’s Board and staff are renewing their commitment to being an innovative industry leader.  With more and more employers recognizing that the “D” in Diversity includes people with disabilities, ICD is well-positioned to help businesses hire and advance the careers of well-qualified individuals with disabilities.  I know first-hand the rewards that employment offers for people with disabilities, and I am proud to be a part of this endeavor.”