Penny Gould

Program Support Assistant


  • B.A., Organizational Leadership, Southern New Hampshire University, in progress

Professional Background

Penny joined the IOD in February 2011 as Program Support Assistant for the following Research Rehabilitation Training Centers: Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC), Center on Individual-level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities (IC-RRTC), and Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC). After nearly seven years working for a large local Credit Union, Penny’s passion for training and education coupled with her background in non-profit work brought her to the IOD.


The persistently low employment rates among people with disabilities in the United States are accompanied by consistently high rates of participation in safety net programs. As funding for employment related services is limited, people with disabilities who wish to access employment services may face either delays in access or scarcity of available options.
Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities (IC-RRTC) is generating new knowledge about the role of individual characteristics on employment outcomes.

Penny Gould
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824