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2019 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.

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Linda Metchikoff-Hooker

TASH
Director, Conferences and Membership
Washington, DC
Linda Metchikoff-Hooker joined the TASH team in May, 2017, and brings over 30 years of experience in project management, leadership development, technical assistance, coaching, and conference planning services. Her contagious leadership style and personal commitment to excellence has resulted in exceeding her client expectations including the US Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS).Her accomplishments include the hiring and procurement of over 1,200 non-Federal panelists for 75 discretionary grant reviews in a seven-year period; providing technical assistance and training to newly-awarded grantees, which included planning/implementation, coaching, event coordination and performance reporting. As Manager of Events and Special Projects, Linda successfully planned and executed over 70 national, regional, and state-level convenings with audience sizes ranging from 30 to 815. One project, the WIOA Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID), was special and connected her with the disability community and the importance of inclusion. Linda is a certified executive/life coach, certified Malcolm Baldrige examiner with the California Council for Excellence (CCE), and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership.