Board of Directors
Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Cindy Burns joins the podcast from the state of Georgia. Cindy shares her background in this field, how she grew up and how that impacted her career, and highlights the successes of the last several decades. Cindy is the incoming delegate for the Southeast region, serving chapters in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Tricia Jones joins from the state of Utah. Tricia shares her background in finding the direct support professional (DSP) role and how it led to her work at the University of Utah and her passion for advocacy. Erica and Tricia talk about the way professionals find the field of employment and the importance of the voices from lived experiences. Tricia is the incoming delegate for the Rocky Mountain region, serving chapters in Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Tricia will be serving on the Professional Development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees with APSE.
Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Matthew Shapiro joins from the Commonwealth of Virginia, as an Employment First lobbyist for the Virginia APSE chapter. Hear Matthew’s conversation with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer about his work in Virginia, his consulting work, and his fun travels. Matthew will be serving as a Chair of the Public Policy Committee and on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee with APSE.
Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Emily Munson joins from Indiana, as a Senior Attorney position at Indiana Disability Rights. Emily’s work and lived experiences bring her to the APSE Board, and she shares about her Indiana chapter, and some fun experiences she’s had! Hear her chat with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer in this episode.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.