Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Panelist Biography - Susan Tachau
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Susan Tachau is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF), an Alternative Financing Program and Community Development Financial Institution that has helped more than 2,500 Pennsylvanians finance the assistive technology they need to live more independent and satisfying lives. Ms. Tachau is a co-author of the recently published ₡ents and $ensibility: A Guide to Money Management and is coordinator of a pilot program that incorporates financial education with the establishment of Individual Development Accounts for people with disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood.
Ms. Tachau serves on several Boards of Directors and advisory committees, including the PA Statewide Independent Living Council, HomeWorks, the Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council, and the Technology Subcommittee of the National Council on Independent Living. Ms. Tachau received a B.A. from The Colorado College, a M.A. from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from The Colorado College.