Aimee B. Schimmel is the associate director of Information Technology (IT) at Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), the only congressionally chartered veterans organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). She develops, designs, and maintains mission-critical database applications for Paralyzed Veterans’ national staff and regional chapters throughout the United States.
Aimee started her career in the field of grants administration, working in both the public and nonprofit sectors. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she served as a research assistant in the Center for Research for Mothers and Children. She followed this with an assignment as special assistant to the deputy director during the inaugural year of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research.
Following her time at the NIH, Aimee continued her work in grants administration at Paralyzed Veterans’ Research Foundation, which provides grant funding for basic and clinical science, as well as postdoctoral fellowship grants for SCI/D research. After her work in database development for the Foundation, she was recruited into the IT department of Paralyzed Veterans, where she began working in database design.
Aimee earned an MPA from George Washington University (GW) and a BA in psychology from The American University. She also earned a certificate in Computer Information Systems from GW.
Aimee grew up in New York and currently resides in Maryland with her wife, Julie. She and her wife enjoy traveling to new cities and exploring various cultures through food and wine. She is an avid runner and mixology enthusiast.