Appointed in March 2010, Sharon Lewis serves as Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. A longtime advocate for individuals with disabilities, Lewis previously served as the Senior Disability Policy Advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. There, she advised members of the committee on legislative strategy and disability-related policy issues in education, employment and healthcare. Lewis was also a Kennedy Public Policy Fellow for U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. The recipient of numerous awards, she received the 2010 Distinguished Leadership in National Disability Policy Award and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Chairman's Award. Lewis is a parent to three daughters, including one with a disability.
“As ADD’s Commissioner, I am absolutely committed to making our schools, communities, workplaces and neighborhoods more welcoming and inclusive for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”