Shirley Paceley has worked at the intersection of violence and people with disabilities for nearly 45 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois. Ms. Paceley served Co-Director of Blue Tower Solutions, Inc., an organization that seeks to empower individuals, organizations and systems, to create cultures of respect, inclusion, dignity and equality for people with disabilities.
Ms. Paceley is a published author, international trainer, counselor, consultant, advocate and visionary. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Sexual Assault Report, and is a Project Advisor to the National Center for Criminal Justice and Disabilities. She is a founding member of the National Coalition to End Violence Against People with Disabilities and served on the Board of Directors for End Violence Against Women International. Ms. Paceley is the recipient of numerous awards for her many contributions in the field, recognizing her lifelong dedication to empower people with disabilities to be free, safe, and live meaningful lives.