Stacey Milbern

Stacey Park Milbern - Emeritus

Advisory Committee


Stacey is a sought-after strategist and facilitator with expertise in program design, coalition building, and supporting people to find their power. Stacey's roots are in Independent Living; she sunk her teeth in leadership roles early, founding a statewide cross-disability organization and advising NC Governor Easley in an appointed IL role by the age 18. She worked as Community Outreach Director at the National Youth Leadership Network, a national disability rights organization, providing technical assistance and training to advocates and went on to serve as Director of Programs at the country’s first non-profit organization led by people with disabilities, the Center for Independent Living, where, with a team of 10.5 FTE, she established two county-wide coalitions, expanded and improved services, and led advocacy efforts in her community. Currently, Stacey works at Wells Fargo in Corporate HR advising managers on the ADA. She has a MBA from Mills College with a specialization in non-profit management. In her free time, she organizes with the Disability Justice Culture Club, a collective of disabled & neurodivergent queer activists of color.