2016 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Gail Fanjoy

Millinocket, Maine
2016 TASH Award Winner (Barbara R. Trader Leadership Award) Gail Fanjoy is CEO of KFI (Katahdin Friends, Inc.), an agency which provides supports for people with disabilities in the areas of community employment, supported living, and community life engagement in Maine.  Having worked for KFI since 1976 (42 years!), she has been a leader in the revolutionary shift in service delivery away from sheltered and segregated services to customized supports for people to live and work in the community.  Gail holds degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Maine.  She is a Subject Matter Expert for the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Employment First State Leadership Program, Past President of Maine APSE and a member of Maine’s Employment First Coalition.  She has served two terms on the TASH national Board of Directors, chaired and served on numerous TASH committees, and is Past President of TASH New England.  Gail is active in her hometown of Millinocket, Maine serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce, and serving on various other committees and boards in order to improve community living and employment for all its citizens. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 42 years and is the proud grandmother of a darling 12 year old grandson on the autism spectrum.