Director of Communications and Events
301 N Fairfax Street, Suite 101
Alexandria, VA 22314
Ms. McGraw has more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience most recently serving as director of communications and development at SEEC, a provider of services for people with developmental disabilities in Silver Spring, Maryland. Prior to her tenure at SEEC, Carrie served as executive director at V-LINC, an agency which builds custom assistive technology for people with disabilities. Carrie negotiated a merger with another NPO to provide greater stability for V-LINC services. Carrie continues to serve on the board of directors at the newly merged organization. Prior to her work at V-LINC, Carrie was appointed by the governor of Maryland to work as communications director at the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD). In this role, Carrie oversaw executive branch messaging as it pertained to disability services and disability policy issues. Carrie composed speeches and public appearance briefings for members of the governor’s cabinet, lieutenant governor, and governor when addressing issues of concern to Maryland’s disability community.
Additionally, Carrie led initiatives to engage and educate the community on topics affecting those with disabilities and their families in Maryland. Carrie was responsible for planning and implementing large-scale events which advanced the department’s mission and strengthened community partnerships. Finally, Carrie provided technical assistance to the governor’s office and other state agencies on communication accessibility and preferred language related to the various segments of the disability community.
Prior to her work at MDOD, Carrie was employed as director of community living at Compass, Inc., a DDA funded nonprofit located in Beltsville, Maryland. Carrie has also served as assistant director of residential services at The Arc Howard County; service coordinator at The Coordinating Center; and as a direct support professional at the Arc Baltimore.