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Office on Disability

Office on Disability Staff 

Mr. Henry Claypool, Director

Henry Claypool has 25 years of experience developing and implementing disability policy at the federal, state, and local level, and also has personal experience with the nation’s health system as a person with a disability. Claypool sustained a spinal injury over 25 years ago. In the years following his injury, he relied on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, which enabled him to complete his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado. After completing his degree, he spent five years working for a Center for Independent Living, after which he became the Director of the Disability Services office at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Mr. Claypool currently serves as the Policy Director at Independence Care System, a managed long-term care provider in New York City. Mr. Claypool has advised the federal government on disability policy for several years. 

From 1998-2002, he held various advisory positions at the US Department of Health and Human Services, including Senior Advisor for Disability Policy to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the Clinton administration. 

From 2005-2006, he served as a Senior Advisor in the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability and Income Support Programs. Mr. Claypool was also appointed by Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia to serve on the Commonwealth’s Health Reform Commission in 2007.

Additional Staff in the Office on Disability

  • Michael Marge, Ed.D., Deputy Director
  • Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Director, Quality Health Care and Policy
  • Lauren Solkowski, Program Analyst
  • Lee Watson, Program Analyst
  • Denise Johnson, Staff Assistant