Janel Wright, JD
ADA Chair of the Board 2015
Janel Wright is an Administrative Law Judge with the State of Alaska’s Department of Labor. She served as the Legal Director for the Disability Law Center of Alaska, Alaska’s Protection and Advocacy agency. Prior to appointment as the Legal Director, she served as a Staff Attorney. The emphasis of her practice was representing children who were denied a Free and Appropriate Public Education and individuals with disabilities whose rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and Alaska anti-discrimination statutes had been violated. Before working for the Disability Law Center, Janel was a civil rights attorney with the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. She is a graduate from the Ohio State University College of Law. Janel has had type 1 diabetes for 30 years and is an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association in Alaska, serving as the 2015 Chair of the Board and on the National Board, the Advocacy Committee, and the Legal Advocacy Subcommittee, the Board Development Committee and the special task force on governance.