Disability Network/Michigan Staff

saraSara Grivetti
Chief Executive Officer
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Sara Grivetti, MA, CRC, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Disability Network/Michigan where she represents the collective voice of Michigan’s network of Center’s for Independent Living. In this role she is focused on building sustainable Centers for Independent Living through leadership development, relationship building, effective communication and mobilizing around issues that will have the greatest impact on delivering high-quality independent living services to people with disabilities. Sara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwood University, and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of public and private sector settings including Amigo Mobility International, Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Disability Network of Mid-Michigan. In 2012, Sara was appointed to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council by Governor Rick Snyder. In February 2013, she was elected Chair of the Council and also serves as the liaison to the Michigan Council on Rehabilitation Services. Most recently, Sara was elected to the Midland County Educational Services Agency board of directors, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the board.

Sara is passionate about public policy and the non-profit sector, especially in the field of disabilities and aging. She believes that non-profits must embrace strategic business principles, leadership development, customer service, intentional partnerships, outcomes-based management systems and an entrepreneurial spirit in order to survive in the non-profit world today. Her public policy work has focused on healthcare, disability, community-based services and supports and transportation issues.

KirstieKirstie Sieloff
Associate Director
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Kirstie Sieloff currently serves as the Associate Director of Disability Network/Michigan, where she supports the network’s focus on credibility through continual quality improvement, evaluation, and organizational/systems alignment so that the network is able to measure and deliver high-quality independent living services for people with disabilities. Kirstie holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and served as an English Teaching Assistant in Germany through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She is also an alumnus of the Michigan Political Leadership Program. She has continued her education with training in continual quality improvement, lean data, social impact analysis, and motivational interviewing.

Kirstie began her career serving people as part-time staff in the Michigan House of Representatives and went on to assume roles including Legislative Assistant and then Legislative Director for a State Representative. She most recently served as Policy and Outreach Coordinator to the former Lt. Governor, Brian Calley. While in Lt. Governor Calley’s office, Kirstie was introduced to disability-related issues and supported initiatives like the launch of state government’s first Project SEARCH internship site, which helps students with disabilities gain the skills necessary to obtain competitive integrated employment; the Special Education Funding Subcommittee, leading to the inclusion of funding in the state budget; Employment First executive order implementation, which promotes competitive integrated employment as the optimal outcome for people with disabilities; and the creation of the Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. Kirstie now works to ensure the network is able to maximize its reach in promoting independence for all people with disabilities.