Karen Tamley of Chicago, Illinois is President and CEO of Access Living, a nationally recognized Center for Independent Living serving the city of Chicago. Karen Tamley served for 14 years as Commissioner of the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities where she was involved in promoting accessibility to transportation, city infrastructure, technology, emergency planning, education, and employment. Tamley also oversaw the delivery of direct services to city residents, including in-home supports, home accessibility modifications, and employment services. Tamley previously served at several disability organizations for more than 15 years, including ADAPT in Denver and as Director of Programs at Access Living. Tamley earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.