United Cerebral Palsy Elects Two to National Board




Washington, DC (May 4, 2011) – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities, elected new members to its Board of Trustees during its 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, La. This included the following additions:

  • Christobel Selecky, from Southern California, is a chief executive and entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of experience in the health care industry. She currently provides strategic consulting and advice to management teams, companies, and investors currently in or seeking to enter the healthcare field focusing on strategy and business plan development, disease and care management program development and assessment, sales and market positioning, product planning, public policy analysis and strategy, and CEO/Senior Management advising. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Healthcare Services, the venture capital arm of Memorial Healthcare Services, a preeminent, non-profit healthcare system located in Southern California.
  • Pam Talkin, from Washington, DC, is the tenth Marshal of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the first woman to hold the position. Previously, she was the first Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Compliance, the independent regulatory agency created by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, which applied eleven of the nation’s labor and employment laws to Congress. Talkin also served as President of the international Association of Labor Relations Agencies and was a Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Talkin was also the Chief of Staff at the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Assistant Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board’s San Francisco Region (Northern California and Hawaii). Additionally, she was the National President of the NLRB Union, which represented over 2,000 professional and clerical employees. 

Coming off the national board is Anne Rader, who has a 20 year career in public policy, strategic planning, advocacy and management consulting in global health, public health, economic development and education within the private, public and non-profit sectors. Rader is currently an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton supporting global and civil health care issues, within the Public Health and Preparedness team, for Federal and nonprofit client interests. She also serves as a Member of the National Council on Disability, having been appointed to the Council by President George Bush in 2003 and re-appointed in March 2008. She serves as Chair of the Healthcare Team for the Council and the representative to the Interagency Committee on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities.

To view UCP’s Board of Trustees, please visit http://ucp.org/about/board.

About United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. We work to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, we continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org.  

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Lauren Cozzi: 202-973-7114 (direct), LCozzi@ucp.org

Alicia Kubert Smith: 202-973-7168, akubertsmith@ucp.org