Last updated on: 6/2/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Marca Bristo Biography

Title:
President and CEO of Access Living
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 6, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and CEO, Access Living
  • Presidentially-appointed Chairperson of the National Council on Disability, 1994-2002
  • Former President and Co-founder, National Council on Independent Living
  • Co-founder, National Council on Independent Living
  • Registered nurse
  • Co-founded and became Executive Director of Access Living, 1980
  • Works on United Nations committee working with people with disabilities throughout the world to create a convention on disability rights
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Served on the congressionally appointed Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities that crafted the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • First disabled person to head the National Council on Disability
  • Recipient, Leadership Greater Chicago Distinguished Fellow Award
  • Recipient, Henry B. Betts Award (considered the Nobel Prize in the rehabilitation/disability field)
  • Recipient, Americans with Disabilities Act Award
  • Recipient, United Way of Chicago Executive of the Year Award
Education:
  • BS, Nursing, Rush College of Nursing
  • BA, Sociology, Beloit College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Euthanasia Acceptable for Severely Ill Infants?