New Leader for The Ability Center

The Ability Center announced today that Stuart James will be the new Executive Director of the organization. Following an extensive nationwide search that began in November 2020, James was selected to lead the organization into its next century of service supporting individuals with disabilities. James was most recently the Executive Director at the historic Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, California.

James said, “It’s an incredible honor to be named the Executive Director at The Ability Center. This organization has successfully served the Greater Toledo Area and Northern Ohio for more than 100 years, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this wonderful group of people as we begin the next century of service. My family and I are looking forward to settling into the community, and my twin, three-year-old’s, are looking forward to introducing themselves to the Assistance Dog puppies.”

One in four people have a disability that impacts the way they connect with the world around them. The Ability Center works as an advocate and thought leader, changing both attitudes and real world conditions for people with disabilities. They advocate, educate, partner, and provide services supporting people with disabilities to thrive within their community.