The PEAL Center
Helping Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
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About PEAL

PEAL Staff

Josie Badger

Josie Badger, Youth Director
Dr. Josie Badger received her Doctorate in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University in 2014. She completed graduate school for Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh in April 2009 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. In May of 2007 she graduated summa cum laude from Geneva College, majoring in Disability Law and Advocacy. Dr. Badger works at PEAL as the Youth Director, assisting youth in transition and leadership development. In addition, she is the Co-Director of the national RSA- Parent Training and Information Center technical assistance center (RAISE) and the campaign manager of the #IWantToWork Campaign -- to improve employment of youth with disabilities. In 2012, Dr. Badger was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America.