Advisory Board

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Board of Directors

Marriah Barnett

Board Chair

Marriah is a corporate leader with a background in designing and executing complex, transformational, business improvement initiatives. Marriah is currently a Manager within Baltimore Gas & Electric’s technical services division. Marriah was the founding president of the Network of Exelon Women Baltimore chapter; a women-focused employee resource group organized to support the professional development of Exelon employees in the Baltimore. She also serves as a board member of CHANGE, Inc., a non-profit based in Westminster, MD that partners with and supports individuals with disabilities to achieve community integration and independence through personal choices.

Tammi Smith

Board Secretary

Tammi Smith is an accomplished research analyst with extensive experience in research design, national policy issues, communications, and crisis management. Tammi has served as a strategy consultant for a number of non-profit and policy organizations, specializing in the areas of education, immigration reform, and the environment. As a prior patient and caregiver, Tammi understands first-hand some of the daily concerns facing the disability community. Tammi is dedicated to ensuring individuals of all backgrounds feel included in the greater society, have increased access to goods and services, and feel empowered by their individual abilities and talents. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Rachael Bradley Montgomery, PhD

Interim Treasurer Executive Director

Rachael has been working in disability-related education, inclusion, usability, and accessibility for over 20 years but when she developed chemical sensitivity a few years ago, she gained insight into just how much of day-to-day life takes place away from the larger organizations she typically supports. Rachael founded Accessible Community to help the 89% of organizations that can’t afford conventional accessibility assistance. Along with the Board of Directors and other volunteers, Rachael is dedicated to using lean startup methodologies and collaborative learning to discover and create realistic solutions that ensure everyone can contribute to community life, regardless of physical or cognitive diversity. Rachael believes that the greatest beauty and strength in this world exists amidst our differences. She has PhD from University of Maryland, College Park and an MS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign but, since there is always more to learn, is studying universal design from the University of Buffalo and accommodations through the ADA.  Rachael also serves on the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and co-facilitates the COGA taskforce.