Natasha V. M. Pauling
Vice President & Chief Advocacy & Independent Living Officer
803-779-5121 ext. 123
As the Vice President & Chief Advocacy & Independent Living Officer, Natasha V. M. Pauling oversees and manages Able SC's Information and Referral, Independent Living, and Advocacy programs. Natasha is passionate about impacting policy and educating others on the Independent Living philosophy through a variety of means. Helping to connect with individuals and organizations and serving on decision-making and advisory boards throughout the community is a small part of what she does daily to further Able SC's mission.
While Natasha is headquartered in the Columbia office, she is a native and resident of the Town of Winnsboro, SC, which she fondly refers to as “The Metropolis.” Her experience growing up in a small town has helped to shape her perspective on complex issues in our largely rural state, including internet access, infrastructure, transportation, affordable housing, etc.
Natasha graduated from Francis Marion University with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science before receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She worked for the Department of Employment and Workforce, the Department of Social Services, the City of Columbia, and the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, among others, before coming to Able SC. There she discovered numerous opportunities to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. Outside of work, Natasha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, writing, and studying history, languages, and cultures. She also enjoys serving the community as an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc member.