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President/CEO: E. Robert Chamberlin
Public Information Contact: Barbara Van Allen, Vice President of Communications, Public Policy, and Training
Address: 8401 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA, 22182
Voice: (571) 226-4660
TTY: (703) 560-6512
Fax: (703) 849-8916
NISH is a national nonprofit organization established in 1974 under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act. Its mission is to create employment opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities by securing federal contracts. A network of more than 600 nonprofit agencies affiliated with the AbilityOne program (formerly the JWOD program) employ people with blindness or severe disabilities who deliver quality services and products to federal customers nationwide. NISH provides nonprofit agencies and federal partners with the tools they need to manage contracts successfully.