Oct. 18 Disability Employment Panel

The Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium announces the panelists for:

Let’s Not Repeat the Past: Employment & Real Potential for People with Disabilities

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:30 am-Noon at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213

To attend, you must REGISTER  by October 10th

Panel 1: People with Developmental Disabilities & Employment Changes-What still needs to happen in Western Pennsylvania?

Moderator: Steve Suroviec, CEO, ACHIEVA

  • Suzanne Ratnavale, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • John Seely, Empowering Lives (Altoona)
  • Eric Welsh, ACHIEVA
  • Kelly Gunther, ACHIEVA

Panel 2: Innovative Models of Employment in Western Pennsylvania                                      

Moderator: Marci Katona, District Administrator Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

  • Phil Glofelty, Game Masters
  • Bernadette Kazar, Pawlicious Pet Food
  • John Miller, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Jeremy Shapira, Giant Eagle
  • Heather Sedlacko, United Way Southwestern Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                                                    Panel 3: How to Work when you Need Essential Benefits                                                         

Moderator: Dr. Josie Badger, United Way’s #IWantToWork

  • Erin Guay, Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Joy Smith, AHEDD
  • Libby Powers Disability Options Network Center for Independent Living
  • Heather Tomko, University of Pittsburgh

Funding for this event provided by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. Support also provided by ACHIEVA; the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 21 and Able Initiative; and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation will be provided. Other accommodations available upon request. Please request by contacting Mary Hartley at info@wpdhac.org or 412-204-7199 no later than October 9th. Parking is available in the free lot and the location is close to major bus lines.