Meet our 2018 ABLE NRC Ambassadors

Our 2018 ABLE Advisor Alumni (now known as ABLE NRC Ambassadors) represent a diverse selection of ABLE programs, types of disabilities, geographic locations, ages, gender, race and ethnicity.

These individuals were part of the inaugural group of ABLE Advisors. As ABLE Advisor Alumni, they continue to act as national spokespersons, providing a human face to ABLE. Our ABLE Advisor Alumni share their knowledge and success using their ABLE accounts with millions of other ABLE-eligible individuals. Our Advisor Alumni also use their own lived experiences and personal stories to motivate others to take advantage of the transformative benefits of being an ABLE account owner.

Our ABLE Advisor Alumni consist of both working-age adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. They have a diverse range of motivations for opening an ABLE account, short- and long-term financial goals for how funds in their accounts will be used and how they hope their accounts will help them increase their health, independence and quality of life.

We invite you to learn more about each of them by clicking on their bios below!

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Al Elia
ABLE Account Owner

Washington, DC
ABLE Program: Massachusetts Attainable Program

Al is saving for retirement.

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Rachel Mast
ABLE Account Owner

Olathe, KS
ABLE Program: Kansas ABLE Program

Rachel Mast is saving for college and her dream of owning a pink house.

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Edward Mitchell
ABLE Account Owner

Jackson, TN
ABLE Program: ABLE TN Savings Program

Edward Mitchell is saving for vehicle modifications and accessible housing needs.

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Katy Oliver
ABLE Account Owner

Austin, TX
ABLE Program: Ohio STABLE Account Program

Katy Oliver is saving for disability-related equipment that will help her with her mobility and enable her to be more independent.

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Sarah Perez
ABLE Account Owner

Norfolk, VA
ABLE Program: MiABLE Program

Sarah Perez is saving for transportation, continuing education classes, her YMCA Membership and art supplies.

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Larry Angeli
Parent of ABLE Account Owner

Farmington Hills, MI
ABLE Program: MiABLE Program

Larry Angeli is saving for his son’s future living arrangements so that he can be as independent as possible.

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Regina Bradley
Parent of ABLE Account Owner

Buffalo, MO
ABLE Program: Missouri’s MO ABLE Program

Regina Bradley is saving so that both of her children will be able to live a comfortable life in their own homes someday.

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Lauren Hughes
Parent of ABLE Account Owner

Caldwell, ID
ABLE Program: Oregon's ABLE for ALL Program

Lauren Hughes is saving for an accessible van for her son.

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Cheryl Walfall-Flagg
Parent of ABLE Account Owner

Raleigh, NC
ABLE Program: North Carolina's NC ABLE Program

Cheryl Walfall-Flagg is saving for when she and her husband are no longer around. She is saving for her son's independence and ability to live and enjoy life to the fullest as an adult.

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