Delaware’s Governor Jack Markell and Tony Coelho
February 19, 2013
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes chairman of the National Governor’s Association, Delaware’s Governor Jack Markell and Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the show. Governor Markell was the recipient of the 2012 Tony Coelho Award at a recent ceremony held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. The Award is named after the Honorable Tony Coelho, former U.S. Congressman from CA. It honors senior-level executives and government leaders who have worked to create systemic change for people with disabilities through employment and have worked to encourage other leaders to do the same. The governor joined with representatives from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, Justice and Labor as well as advocates for people with disabilities to receive the award for his work on behalf of people with disabilities. He will discuss what receiving this award means to him, and how as chair of the NGA, he has made the employment of people with disabilities a top priority for his state.
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.
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.