Nancy Murray


Nancy Murray M.S. is the President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh and Senior Vice President of Achieva. She has more than 40 years of experience in the disability field in the areas of public policy, advocacy, family support, supports coordination, health care and state government serving people with disabilities and their families. Nancy’s primary areas of interest and study are the resilience of families of children and adults with disabilities and family caregiving. Nancy and her husband have three adult children with Down syndrome.

Nancy is the founder and Project Director of Achieva’s Disability Healthcare Initiative and was one of the founders and first Director of the Down Syndrome Center at Children’s Hospital (UPMC) of Pittsburgh. She has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Advisory Council, numerous committees through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, numerous committees of The Arc US, and the National Council of Executives of The Arc, a member of the Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign, Co-chair of the federal RAISE Family Care-giving Council, a member of the Pennsylvania Adult Protective Services Advisory Council, a member of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council on Reform and a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research, Training and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course.

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