Russ Thelin

Sr Research Fellow / Sr Pol & Prg Spc


Russ Thelin has 28+ years of experience working on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. This includes providing clinical counseling, executive leadership, and technical assistance within vocational rehabilitation and other organizations. Russ is a past president of the National Rehabilitation Association of Rehabilitation Leadership. He also oversaw the Utah Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and is a member of the Utah Statewide Workforce Services Board. In his ICI role, Russ specializes in agency organizational and cultural change, public policy development, Social Security disability benefits, business engagement for meeting talent needs, and postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.