LEAD PEOPLE: Nancy Boutot
Nancy Boutot is the Manager of Integrated Systems and Cross System Integration for the LEAD Center and Project Manager for Ticket to Work Outreach Support through National Disability Institute (NDI) Consulting.
Her work focuses on promoting employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with significant disabilities. Ms. Boutot has more than 20 years of experience in running both nonprofit and state government programs focused on competitive employment for individuals with disabilities. She specializes in customized employment, Social Security work incentives, benefits planning and work supports, Discovery, service integration, and financial strategies to empower individuals through person-centered planning to maximize their employment and financial outcomes.
Prior to joining NDI, Ms. Boutot spent eight years with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Florida and 14 years directing nonprofit community-based employment programs in Florida and New Jersey. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northeastern University, a Master of Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and is also a certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) through Virginia Commonwealth University's National Training Center. In her free time, she enjoys traveling extensively through the United States and Europe.
Ms. Boutot recently wrote a blog about her own experience of living with a disability.