Mathematica Senior Researcher David Mann, Ph.D., was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation. The board provides policy oversight and approval for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)—Pennsylvania’s state vocational rehabilitation agency. OVR’s mission is to expand and strengthen employment outcomes, independence, and specialized services for Pennsylvanians with disabilities by providing services that help them prepare for, obtain, regain, or maintain employment.
Mann is a respected expert in the field of disability policy. His work examines the employment and benefit receipt of adults and transition-age youth with disabilities, including vocational rehabilitation customers, Supplemental Security Income recipients, and Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries. This expertise, combined with his personal experience with disability and OVR, will provide valuable insight to the board.
"I am honored to serve on the Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation. I deeply believe in OVR’s mission and look forward to helping it advance economic independence and security for people with disabilities through employment,” said Mann.