Marcie Roth

Marcie Roth
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Headshot of Marcie Roth, a white woman with chin-length brown hair and red rectangular glasses.

Marcie Roth is WID’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. She joined WID in September 2019, bringing her lifelong commitment to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and expanding disability leadership locally, nationally and globally. Active in the Independent Living movement since 1982, Marcie has served in senior and executive leadership roles for national and global disability advocacy and public policy organizations since 1995. In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, she focused her advocacy on improving emergency preparedness and disaster outcomes for people with disabilities and building accessible disaster resilient communities. Marcie was appointed by President Obama to the U.S Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency from 2009 to 2017, where she served as Senior Advisor to the Administrator; establishing and directing the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.

Experienced in establishing, supporting and leading coalitions committed to disability inclusion as an intersectional imperative for global social justice

At FEMA, and subsequently in launching the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, she led national and global transformation towards disability inclusive emergency management and disaster risk reduction. She leads WID from Washington DC.