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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Bridget Hassan

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Bridget Hassan has served in many roles, including as North Carolina APSE President, Treasurer, and now Secretary with the APSE National Board. Bridget is passionate about Employment First, the work of talking to legislators, working with Direct Support Professionals, and the CESP credential! Hear her chat with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer including about COVID vaccine releases, CESP credential updates, and more!

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Maya Cox

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Maya Cox is our APSE Vice President. She has been featured on the podcast, talking about her work! Hear her chat with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer about their shared work around Professional Development and love for capacity-building, as well as what might come for #EmploymentFirst from the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Wally Talbit

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Wally Talbit is our APSE Board of Directors Treasurer, and is known and loved within the #EmploymentFirst field. He can be credited for each year’s APSE Karaoke as DJ and prize giver, and his work around inclusion within Washington State. Wally’s enthusiasm, positivity, and ability to connect to anyone and everyone make him a valued member of the APSE community! Meet Wally as he speaks with APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Margaret Gilbride

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Margaret Gilbride is our APSE Board of Directors President, hailing from New Jersey and also other parts of the country. Margaret’s APSE connections bring back the importance of mentoring, and she talks with APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer about the challenges facing the field of Employment Support Professionals. Plus, you’ll hear her continued focus on APSE’s commitment to training and opportunities for Employment Support Professionals.

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MN APSE Podcast: With the Arc Minnesota’s Public Policy Director

MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the disability employment community in the state. This episode was released in November 2020, with host Chris Davies is…

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Pamela Grider-Cross

Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Pamela Grider-Cross talks about her work on the new APSE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, how she made her way into the #EmploymentFirst field, and her love for coloring. Plus, you’ll never guess her secret talent!

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Jan Dougherty

Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Jan Dougherty chats with Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE. Jan shares how she’s taken up running during the pandemic, how her role as a parent brought her to #EmploymentFirst, and the importance of mentors.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Duane Shumate

Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Duane Shumate is featured in this episode, as he chats with Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE! Duane shares what he wanted to be growing up, his secret life as a Trivia MC, why he has a passion for #EmploymentFirst, and about his work in the state of Missouri.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Kie O’Donnell

This podcast is a conversation between Kie O’Donnell of the APSE National Board and Erica Belois-Pacer. Kie is from Rhode Island, and shares his passion for #EmploymentFirst.

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“Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.”

Sara (Missouri) – NDEAM2020

Meet Sara (Missouri)! “Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.” Download…

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Ulises (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Ulises (Florida)! “Ulises is part of a very vital component of the hospital and he does an exceedingly good job.” Download the PDF ULISES’ STORY: Ulises is a tech…

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“Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is smiling and talking more than I’ve ever witnessed.”

Aaron (Ohio) – NDEAM2020

Meet Aaron (Ohio)! “Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is…

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“Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the center, making his workplace feel like a safe and positive home environment.” Click to read Roberto’s story!

Roberto (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Roberto (Florida)! “Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the…

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“Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him new life, and a greater sense of significance.” Click to read Kenneth’s story!

Kenneth (California) – NDEAM2020

Meet Kenneth (California)! “Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him…

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“Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Click to read Berani’s story!

Berani (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Berani (Florida)! “Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Download the PDF BERANI’S STORY: Berani is employed by…

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