State Of New York Hires Chief Disability Officer

On February 15, 2022, reported that Gov. Kathy Hochul has hired Kimberly Hill as the Chief Disability Officer for the state of New York.

According to the Governor’s office, “the Office of the Chief Disability Officer will ‘establish New York as a model for inclusivity, integration, and accessibility by ensuring all state policies, programs, and activities truly meet the needs of all people with disabilities.’” The Governor added that her administration is “‘committed to protecting the right of all New Yorkers to live and work in our state free from the fear of discrimination.’” Pursuant to a recently-passed state law, the Office of the Chief Disability Officer will be housed in the Executive Chamber.

Hill’s experience includes stints with the New York State Assembly’s Committee on People with Disabilities and with the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms applauds the hiring of the Chief Disability Officer. It is hoped that the Chief Disability Officer will protect the interests of people with disabilities and stand against any efforts to devalue their lives or deprive them of needed services and assistance. NYCF is committed to advocating for policies that protect each innocent human life from conception until natural death, regardless of a person’s disability status.