FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ANJANETTE D. “ANJIE” SHELBY’S BIO

Anjanette D. "Shelby is a native Washingtonian, born with a form polio in the mid-'60s, which affects her left side. She has very limited use of her left hand and walks with the aid of a leg brace a cane and/or scooter has a very profound limb. Ms. Shelby understands and sympathizes with the plight and/or stereotypes the disabled go through in their daily lives.

Ms. Shelby started Belifield because after “aging out” of services at DC General Crippled Hospital she faced challenges in finding services to aid her with disabilities. Not until 1993, her mother nor herself had the knowledge that she was eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A year after her father’s death, who strive to the end to ensure that his daughter could compete in this world, despite the prejudges the world heard about persons with disabilities.

After nearly 30 years in retail, I received my bachelor’s degree in business management from The University of the District of Columbia. Please see the accompanying resume for details of my experience and education. In October 2019 received a Certificate of Completion of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator Certification Program. COMMUNITY MEMBER on the DC DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES STATE PLANNING COUNCIL (DD Council) Temporarily, on the EXECUTIVE BOARD during the COVID19 PANDEMIC. On the ADVISORY BOARD of the DC COMMISSION on PERSONS with DISABILITIES (DCCP). Was the PROGRAM ASSISTANT and part of the LEADERSHIP TEAM at DISABILITY START- UP NETWORK.

It is Ms. Shelby's desire to educate individuals on how people with disabilities want and should be treated.