Emily Shuman leads all of the Rocky Mountain ADA Centerâ€™s workforce and daily operations. She mentors RMADACâ€™s staff to ensure her team has the tools needed to deliver on the centerâ€™s mission to supply informative technical assistance, customized eLearning courses & (online and in-person) training(s), effective information dissemination, and concise outbound communications. Shuman works closely with center directors from across the national network to improve operational practices and program(s) including spearheading efforts to increase accessible social media & website practices within the collective. She is RMADACâ€™s public spokesperson and works directly with regional, and national media to ensure the public understands their rights and responsibilities under the ADA.
An accomplished writer, Shuman contributes op-ed pieces and informational articles. She also hosts the centerâ€™s popular podcast initiative which features many noted guests including Senator Tammy Duckworth and former Major League Baseball All-Star Jim Abbott. Before joining RMADAC, Shuman spent four years in workforce development, serving Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act recipients as a case and program manager. She specialized in supporting youth with disabilities by educating them on their ADA employment rights. Shuman also facilitated compliance with ADA Title II responsibilities for youth requiring reasonable modifications to access workforce services. Prior to those roles, she spent three years as a program supervisor for adults with developmental disabilities living in host homes under an HCBS waiver.
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Technology-Management. She contributes articles to the Colorado Springs Mom Collective and the Southern Colorado native enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her teen son.