Dr. Jean McGuire, Assistant Secretary for Disability Policy & Programs, EOHHS; Governor Deval Patrick; Dr. Jay Himmelstein, Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health & Internal Medicine, UMASS Medical School and Principal Investigator for the MI-CEO Grant; and Jerry Rubin, President & CEO, Jewish Vocational Services
Governor Deval Patrick Launches Public-Private Partnership to Support Employment for People with Disabilities at the Putting Abilities to Work Employment Summit
More than 225 business representatives, people with disabilities, state officials and vocational service providers attended the Putting Abilities to Work Employment Summit on October 28, 2009 at the Westin Copley Hotel.
The discussions focused on highlighting strategies that help employers recruit, retain, promote and support people with disabilities in the workplace.
Top Row: Lois Cooper, Vice President Employee Relations & Diversity, Adecco, N.A.; Dr. Jennifer Lerner-Panelist, Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Andy Imparato, Keynote Speaker, President & CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities, Dr. Jay Himmelstein, Principal Investigator, MI-CEO Grant. Bottom Row:Commissioner Charles Carr, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission; Laura Zirpola Stout, Director, Strategic Business Integration, BlueCross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Kevin McGuire, President & CEO, McGuire Associates