13th Annual Mardi Gras Gala

February 6, 2007
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce Welcomes Judy Painter, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA & James E. Rohr, Chairman and CEO of the PNC Financial Services Group to the show. Discussed will be the 13th Annual Mardi Gras Gala to be held February 20, 2007 at the Pittsburgh Westin Convention Center Hotel.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

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Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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