Colleen Kelly Starkloff

Human Welfare

After meeting her future husband and discovering the physical and attitudinal barriers limiting disabled people from living normal lives in their communities, Colleen helped establish, Paraquad in 1970. As a nonprofit organization, Paraquad’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. In 2003 Colleen co-founded the Starkloff Disability Institute to push for competitive jobs for qualified disabled people and lift them out of a cycle of poverty.