Disability Alliance at Yale Relaunch event.

About Us

Disability Alliance at Yale is open to all Yale staff, faculty, and postdocs, with or without a disability, representing a diverse range of departments and interests at Yale. 

We strive to do the following: 

  • Share interests, agendas and voices of people impacted by any type of disability 
  • Create a personal and professional network for all Yale employees impacted by disability, and identify opportunities to promote recruitment, retention and advancement of people with disabilities. 
  • Support and collaborate with other Yale affinity groups and efforts to create an inclusive Yale community 
  • Increase awareness of issues related to disability through learning opportunities, social activities, and participation in outreach activities. 
  • Develop and sustain links with other disability related groups at Yale as well as the New Haven and state disability community.


Julie Linden 

DAY Co-Chairperson
Director of Collection Development, Yale University Library
Term Length: 2022 to present

Jamaal Thomas

DAY Co-Chairperson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff, Yale Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility
Term Length: 2023 to present


Email: day@yale.edu

For more information:
Office of Diversity and Inclusion


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  • Newsletter 
  • Website 
  • Yale Day of Service 
  • DAY Community Stories 

Past Co-chairs 

Daniel Cress
Department: David Geffen School of Drama
Term: 2021 to 2023 

Amy Holt
Department: Public Safety
Term: 2020 to 2022 

Melanie Norton
Department: Cushing Whitney Medical Library
Term: 2019 to 2021 

Tracy MacMath
Department: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Term: 2018 to 2020 

Cindy Greenspun
Department: Sterling Memorial Library Information Technology
Term: 2016 to 2019 

Michael W. Harris
Department: Information Technology Services
Term: 2016 to 2018 

Robin Paraiso
Department: Employee Resources
Term: 2016 to 2016