Lisa Mathess is a Principal Consultant and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Specialist for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading national source of expert guidance on workplace accommodation and disability employment issues. Lisa is a member of the JAN Leadership team and has served in a consulting role since 2011.
Lisa provides expert-level consultation to assist employers and individuals with disabilities with understanding their rights and responsibilities under the ADA, and in identifying accommodation solutions for individuals with various medical impairments, with an emphasis on motor impairments as the Motor Team Lead. As an ADA specialist, Lisa consults with employers, human resources, and legal professionals nationally on ADA compliance issues and engaging in the interactive accommodation process. She works with employers to create inclusive policies and procedures to onboard and advance career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Lisa writes for JAN on ADA and accommodation topics, presents on ADA and accommodation issues at various national conferences, and provides customized training to JAN audiences and advocacy groups.
Lisa earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from West Virginia University. She continues to further her education and maintain credentials by earning CEUs for various certifications, such as the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP), Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS).