About Emily Holl

Emily joined the Sibling Support Project on September 4, 2018. She can be reached at emilyholl@siblingsupport.org.

Emily Holl is the Director of the Sibling Support Project. Emily is a social worker, author, trainer, and sibling. Since 2003, she has worked in the disability field and has provided workshops, training, and groups for siblings, families, and individuals with disabilities. She has presented and written extensively on sibling issues, has conducted and published sibling research, and has facilitated future planning workshops for adult siblings and their families, and co-facilitated Sibshops for school-age brothers and sisters of children with disabilities. Upon completion of her MSW, Emily was a social worker in New York City serving families of young children with disabilities.

In 2015, Emily joined St. Paul College in Minnesota, and became the director of academic support, where she oversaw access and disability resources, participated on the College’s behavior intervention team, and served on the equity and inclusion committee.

Emily has served as a board member of the national Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), and she founded sibsNY, the New York state chapter of the SLN. Emily has written about her own sibling experiences in blogs, magazines and books such as Thicker than Water. Emily was an author and a co-editor of The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Adult Brothers and Sisters of People with Disabilities, published by Woodbine House in 2014.

Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College at the City University of New York.

Emily and her husband Tom reside in the Greater Seattle area and have two young sons. Emily is the primary family support for her brother, and she is grateful for the “village” of people who help.