Renee is on staff with the Developmental Disabilities Council of Michigan as the Advisor to the Self-Advocates of Michigan. Renee graduated from Michigan State University with a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. 

She also holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both English and Religious Studies. She has been an active member in the disability community for over 20 years in roles such as advocate, Direct Support Professional, Service Coordinator, Counselor, and Research Specialist. She has extensive experience in event management, AT, accessibility compliance and web authoring. Renee is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She sits on several non-profit Boards and is very active in her community.