NCD welcomes new Council Member

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For Immediate Release  

Jan. 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency – welcomes the appointment of Munr Kazmir, M.D., of Closter, New Jersey, to the Council.

He was appointed to NCD by President Donald J. Trump, took the oath of office on January 11 and began his term as an NCD Council Member at that time.

He joins Chairman Neil Romano, Vice Chairman Jim Brett, and Council Members Jim Baldwin, David D'Arcangelo, Andrés Gallegos, Dr. Rick Rader, Daniel Schreck and Mary Vought.

Appointments to NCD are made by the President of the United States, the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House, and the House Minority Leader pursuant to section 451 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Pub. L. 113–128).

Biography of Munr Kazmir, M.D.

Dr. Munr Kazmir is originally from Pakistan and graduated from the University of Punjab with an M.B.B.S./M.D. After immigrating to the United States and completing his Internal Medicine internship at the White Plains Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center in New York, he continued his medical studies at Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He developed a health care employment agency, providing medical staffing to hospitals in the metropolitan area and free medical services to underserved area residents. He also established Direct Meds, with the focus of serving home-bound and disabled patients with in-home delivery. Today, he continues his quest to ensure that low-income, HIV patients, neglected children, and the disabled receive the appropriate medical care they deserve. He co-founded the American International School System in Lahore, Pakistan, focused on bringing top-quality American based education to underprivileged children in neglected regions, and focuses on enhanced programs for special needs children. He serves on a number of boards, including the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition; American Jewish Congress (vice chairman); Chabad House; Anti-Defamation League, and Rabbinical College of America.