THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 9,
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KRISTIN E. FLATEN AS MEMBER OF THE TICKET TO WORK
AND WORK INCENTIVES ADVISORY PANEL
The President today announced his intent to appoint Kristin E. Flaten
to serve as a Member of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory
Ms. Kristin E. Flaten, of St. Paul, Minnesota, serves as the
Vice-Chair for the Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health and as
a member of the Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council. Since 1997, Ms.
Flaten has been working as an employment consultant for Lifetrack
Resources, Inc. providing employment services to persons with serious and
persistent mental illnesses. Ms. Flaten also started her own small
business, INITIATIVES, dedicated to enhancing the lives of persons with
mental illnesses by providing educational and support services, advocacy,
benefits analysis, and work incentive plans. In 1996, Ms. Flaten published
and coordinated An Olive Branch, a small booklet of writings by persons
with mental illnesses on their experiences.
Ms. Flaten received her B.A. from St. Olaf College and Master of
Divinity from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota.
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (P.L.
106-170), establishes the TWWIAP within the Social Security Administration.
The TWWIAP is to advise the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of
Social Security on issues related to work incentives programs, planning,
and assistance for individuals with disabilities, including work incentive