Acting Cabinet Secretary Ross Taylor of the Department of Administration recently announced the selection of Kim Nuckles to serve as the West Virginia State Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator. A Charleston, West Virginia resident, Nuckles assumed her duties June 11.
As the State ADA Coordinator, Nuckles’ responsibilities include advising, consulting and collaborating with state and federal agencies to develop comprehensive policies and programs. She will also develop, implement and monitor a statewide program to assure compliance with the federal ADA. Prior to her appointment, Nuckles worked in a private sector law firm for 11 years.
“I am really excited about the challenges that come with this position. There are many people around the state who can benefit from the assistance of the state ADA office. I look forward to working with these groups to find the right solutions,” Nuckles said.
Acting Cabinet Secretary Ross Taylor expressed his eagerness for agencies to begin working closely with Nuckles. “Kim brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to this important position. In addition, her legal background will be instrumental in understanding the many intricate aspects of ADA laws.”
Nuckles received her Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University College of Law in May of 2001 and achieved her bachelor of science degree in political science from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1997.