c_Jeff-Meer_HI__Two_women_and_one_man_smile_for_a_photo._The_woman_in_the_middle_is_sitting_in_a_wheelchair.jpgKatie Smith, center, with Humanity & Inclusion's Deputy Director for Advocacy Blandine Bouniol and U.S. Executive Director Jeff Meer in New York.

Katie Smith Memorial

The Humanity & Inclusion family is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Katie Smith, who represented Humanity & Inclusion as a member of a delegation to the United Nations Committee of States Parties (COSP) to the UNCRPD in New York in 2017. Read Katie's reflection on attending that event. She was a member of Humanity & Inclusion's Advisory Council. Katie did great work through the Harkin Summit, attending events in Washington, DC, and Paris, France, ensuring the perspective of young adults with disabilities was at the table. 

Katie's family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Katie's memory to Three Rivers Adaptive Sports or the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers.