Carol Blessing

Senior Extension Associate

201 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (518) 265-3759
Fax: (607) 255-2763

Carol Blessing

Carol Blessing holds a licensed master’s degree in social work. Over 30 years of experience in the disability services field as an expert in person-centered practices and planning has earned her international recognition. She is the author and director of the landmark Citizen-Centered Leadership intensive course of study and international community of practice.

Currently, Ms. Blessing serves on the faculty of the Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations where she has spent the past 20 years directing state-wide cross-system level impact and change initiatives focused on person-directed integrated community-based outcomes for people with disabilities.


BA 1982 - State University College of Arts & Science, Potsdam, New York

LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) 1990 - SUNY Albany