ICS mourns the passing of our beloved colleague, Marilyn E. Saviola, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Program, even as we celebrate her wonderful life. Marilyn passed away peacefully at home early in the morning on Saturday, November 23.  She was a friend and mentor to countless people, a lifelong advocate, and a giant in the world of disability rights.

Marilyn was the recipient of many honors, including as an inaugural inductee into the New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame. Most recently, in July, the New York City Health + Hospitals System recognized Marilyn for her incredible work expanding access to healthcare for people with disabilities.

Marilyn’s powerful advocacy was fueled by her remarkable determination, her wicked sense of humor, razor sharp intelligence and bottomless well of compassion. You can learn more about Marilyn and her work expanding access to healthcare for people with disabilities here.

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Read Marilyn’s New York Times obituary.