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Jessica Lehman

Transitions Facilitator

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Jessica Lehman is a disability activist and community organizer, focused on bringing together disabled people and building connections between marginalized communities. As Executive Director of Senior and Disability Action from 2012 to 2023, Jessica mobilized seniors and disabled people to fight for justice on health care, home care, housing, transportation and other issues. In that role, she led coalitions to establish a new home care program for middle-income people, rental subsidies and home modifications funding, free Muni for seniors and people with disabilities, and remote public comment in government meetings. In her current work as a disability and aging consultant, Jessica facilitates transitions from nursing homes to the community, leads trainings on disability and ableism, and supports organizations to expand disability programs. As a person with a disability who employs home attendants, Jessica supports domestic worker rights as a founding member and leader of Hand in Hand: the Domestic Employers Network. She leads monthly Disability Organizer’s Forum calls to share ideas and experiences related to organizing disability communities. Jessica lives in Oakland with her partner and cat, and she loves power soccer, novels, and sweets.

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Jessica Lehman

She/Her

Transitions Facilitator

Fun Fact

I love jigsaw puzzles and word games. I also used to play power soccer and went to the first-ever Power Soccer World Cup in Tokyo in 2007.

Fun Fact

I love jigsaw puzzles and word games. I also used to play power soccer and went to the first-ever Power Soccer World Cup in Tokyo in 2007.
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