Joni Fritz
Labor Standards Specialist


2000 – present              Self-employed Specialist on Federal Labor Standards and NFPA Life Safety Code
1975 – 2000                    American Network of Community Options and handbook, Executive Director               
1972 – 1975                    American Network of Community Options and handbook, Associate
1966 – 1972                    Drs. Apter and Morrissey, Ltd., Medical Assistant
1962 – 1966                    Inova Fairfax Hospital, Medical Records Analyst
1957 – 1958                    Enon Elementary School, Chester, VA; first grade teacher

Academic Background

BA degree from George Washington University, with distinction, majoring in sociology; 1967-1971
Undergraduate studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; 1954-1956


ANCOR Wage & Hour Handbook, (1992, 1997, and 1999-2006 editions); Alexandria, VA: American Network of Community Options and handbook.

“Gynecologic and Reproductive Services for Women with Developmental Disabilities” in Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, Vol 2 No 2, 88-95; co-authored with C.A. Kopac, Ph.D. and R.A. Holt, Ph.D.

“Wage and Hour Considerations in Compensating Employeesof Community Residences” in Community Residences for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Here to Stay; M.P. Janicki, M.W. Kraus and M.M. Seltzer (1987): Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, Co.

Activities in the Human Service Field

Speaker or panelist at more than 100 state, regional and national conferences; additionally has personally conducted over 150 workshops and teleconferences on federal wage and hour law applied to community residences, including at least one workshop in each of the 48 contiguous United States.

Co-investigator on four-phase national survey of gynecologic and reproductive services for women with developmental disabilities, for almost a decade.

Active involvement with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities from its founded in 1973; member first Board of Directors and chair Finance Committee, 1999; chair Staff Wage and Hour Subcommittee 1986-1988; chair Housing Task Force 1983-1985;.Secretary 1974-1982.

Boards of Trustees/Directors:

      • American Network of Community Options and handbook Foundation, 2001-2004.
      • Commission on Rehabilitation Accreditation (CARF), six years; chair Standards Committee two years; Executive Committee two years; Nominating Committee one year; and served on several National Advisory Committees.
      • Council on Quality and Leadership for People with Disabilities, one year.
      • National Low Income Housing Coalition, one year.

Alternate representing ANCOR on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Board and Care Occupancies, 12 years.

Steering Committee of the Forum on Long Term Care, seven years.

Panelist reviewing proposals for funding submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Human Development Services and Commission on Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA), five times.

Numerous awards, special recognitions and professional organization memberships.


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