Charlie Lavailee

September 18, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Charlie Lavailee, the new chief executive officer of Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh. Variety Pittsburgh is proud to be the founding chapter for Variety International, which has grown to a network of over 50 chapters worldwide. Its mission is to help children with disabilities realize the freedom of accessibility, allowing them to develop continuous and sustained social interaction, friendship, and inclusion. Mr. Lavailee will discuss his goals for the organization since becoming CEO in 2012.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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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