Kaylee McGuire
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
New Jersey Assembly Majority Office, Policy Analyst

Passionate about disability advocacy and inclusion, Kaylee works as a Policy Analyst at the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office and staffs the Assembly Human Services and Regulated Professions Committees. Prior to working for the Legislature, Kaylee held a management position at the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital system in the U.S as a Recreational Therapist and Child Life Specialist. There she advocated for community and education inclusion and developed therapeutic programs for children and young adults with disabilities. She received multiple grants to develop a water safety curriculum for children with Autism and design a study to determine its effectiveness. After championing a successful business plan that significantly grew the community programs at the hospital, she is now pursuing an MBA at Rutgers Business School.

Kaylee has held various leadership positions in her field on a national and local level and served on the board of directors for the regional recreational therapy professional association for over 7 years. Her past work in healthcare spans across inpatient rehabilitation, long term care, pediatric medical day care, as well as community-based services. As a certified child passenger safety technician, Kaylee served as the coordinator of the Safe Kids Union County Coalition where she led childhood injury prevention initiatives. Her passion for creating progressive change in the community for individuals with disabilities and others facing disadvantages led her to intern at the New Jersey Hospital Association, volunteer on multiple political campaigns, and ultimately transition from her work in healthcare to state policy. She is a native of Ocean County and currently resides in Bordentown, New Jersey. Kaylee is a fun-loving aunt of four and in her free time she mentors students at a Newark high school and enjoys puzzles, camping, swimming, skiing, and gymnastics.