Olivia Raynor, PhD

Member, Board of Advisors

Olivia Raynor, PhD is the Director of the Tarjan Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute, UCLA. Her career spans over 35 years of experience in management, analysis, evaluation, training and public policy at the individual and system levels that support individuals with disabilities participation in inclusive postsecondary education, the arts, volunteerism, civic engagement and integrated competitive employment. Olivia is the Principal Investigator and Director of the California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities. She serves on the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities and its Executive Committee. Olivia’s several years of service with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities include her role as Board President. Olivia holds degrees from Boston University and USC in Occupational Therapy and a doctorate from UCLA in Educational Psychology.