Areas of expertise: Housing, disability rights, activism and advocacy, health equity, healthcare quality and improvement
Bio: Olivia Richard is an advocate who fights to make sure disparities in disability rights, housing, and healthcare are recognized and addressed. Her lived experience with how the world treats people with physical disabilities inspires her to do this work. She advocates for change with tenacity, determination, and the occasional touch of humor. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell as well as an education from the school of hard knocks. When Olivia is not roaming the halls of legislature buildings, she’s playing video games, watching YouTube, fixing wheelchairs, and enjoying Boston’s entertainment spots with her friends.
- Boston Disabilities Commission Advisory Board, 2018 – present
- Center to Advance Consumer Partnership National Advisory Council, 2018 – present
- CHAPA Board of Directors, 2018 – present