Announcement on Staff Leadership Changes at NCIL

January 26, 2022

Announcement on Staff Leadership


Reyma McCoy Hyten has submitted her resignation as Executive Director for the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), effective January 31, 2022. The NCIL Board of Directors thanks her for her service to the organization. Before serving as Executive Director for NCIL, Reyma had been on the Board of Directors and served as Treasurer. In her work with NCIL, Reyma provided bold and transformative leadership toward Disability Justice. In her time as NCIL Executive Director, Reyma developed working relationships for the organization with key public and private partners. Reyma also made administrative changes at NCIL that will support the organization’s ongoing work led by the talented and committed NCIL staff.


Long time Operations Director, Tim Fuchs, has also submitted his resignation from the organization, effective February 28, 2022. Tim has been a steady and steadfast member of the organization for nearly two decades. He has helped NCIL establish programs to benefit Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), and people with disabilities. He has been instrumental in helping NCIL work through the growth of our annual conference, most notably as the conference has had to respond to the need to move to an online format during the pandemic. The NCIL Board of Directors thanks Tim for his service to the organization.


The Governing Board for NCIL will be making a national search for executive leadership. NCIL has an approved succession plan for executive leadership, which the Governing Board has reviewed and is following. The Board met on January 21, 2022 and established a transition committee, which will be made up of Governing Board members and non-board members. The Board has started the process of naming an Interim Executive Director. The Interim Director will provide management and executive leadership for NCIL while the hiring processes move forward.