Lou Orslene serves as the Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). As a part of his leadership role at JAN, Lou provides training throughout the U.S., facilitates the strategic planning process, manages strategic partnerships, and works closely with outreach and education staff. Lou has also taken on the role of assisting other interested countries in replicating the JAN model.
Lou graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with Master's degrees in Public and International Affairs and Social Work. Lou also holds a certification in Disability Management as well as a certificate in Managing Public and Non-profit Organizations. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management.
Lou’s presentations are informed by 25 years in the field of disability employment and through collaborations with groups such as the US Business Leadership Network, Disability Management Employers Coalition, Society of Human Resource Management, National Business and Disability Council, Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the American Association of People with Disabilities, among others.
Lou is committed to increasing the employability of individuals with disabilities. This commitment is continuously deepened through the exploration of the nexus between the needs of employers and abilities of individuals with disabilities.