Jennifer Sheehy

deputy assistant secretary
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Jennifer Sheehy is the Deputy Assistant Secretary, leading the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor.  The mission of ODEP is to develop policies to increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. Prior to her current position, Jennifer spent ten years at the US Department of Education in many roles, including acting Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, acting Deputy Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.  Jennifer came to the Department of Education from the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities where she was Senior Policy Advisor and served a detail as Associate Director in the White House Domestic Policy Council.  Before she joined the task force staff, Jennifer was Vice President of the National Organization on Disability and Director of its CEO Council.  She has worked for Marriott, Sheraton, and Anheuser-Busch and has received many civic and leadership honors.  Jennifer earned a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Georgetown University.