Nancy J. Bazanchuk Inducted into Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to induct Nancy J. Bazanchuk into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.  Nancy serves as the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Facilitator & Coordinator for Partners for Youth with Disabilities. Nancy is a longtime PYD mentor and has worked with PYD as a consultant and collaborator for over 15 years as the MHC Springfield Youth Group Facilitator. She served as CHD’s Disability Resources Program Director for over 18 years, and is well known in the Western Mass region and throughout the state for her many accomplishments in the disability community.

Nancy has been a part of the Youth Leadership Forum from the very beginning, participating in the inaugural Massachusetts YLF back in the early 2000s. Nancy won the Brianna Fund Community Service Angel Award last year, and was honored as part of the 17th Annual  “Martin Luther King Jr. Benefit Gospel Concert: A Tribute to Gospel” at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Springfield in 2015. She is a lifelong believer in the power of sports to empower youth with disabilities.

Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame: Information and Inductees

Mary Brougher Inducted into Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to induct Mary Brougher into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.  Mary is the EVP of operations for Bender Consulting Services, Inc., a firm that partners with corporations and federal agencies to assist them in achieving their disability-focused diversity and workforce inclusion initiatives.  Bender collaborates with customers to impact strategic planning, talent acquisition, training, and digital accessibility of workplace technologies.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Bender Consulting operates across the U.S. and Canada.  Mary’s areas of responsibilities include leading disability employment strategic planning and digital accessibility consulting services, training, government services, and talent programs within the Bender enterprise.

During 2009 and 2010, Mary served as the project director of the Collaborative on Accessible Workplace Technologies, a Department of Labor initiative focused on developing and communicating effective practices for employing people with disabilities, as well as creating accessible workplace technology policies and practices.

Mary joined the Bender family of companies in 1994, and has held search consultant and VP of recruitment positions, prior to assuming her current role.  Earlier in her career, she provided relational database consulting services, business consulting services, and has implemented technology systems and strategies.

Mary is a member of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council and the Volunteers of America Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Council, providing advice and fundraising for a training program delivering technology and customer support services content, in support of people with disabilities.  Mary is also a member of the USBLN Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee.  She holds bachelor of science degrees in computer science and economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame: Information and Inductees

Jeanne Argoff Inducted into the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to induct Jeanne Argoff into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.  Jeanne is currently retired and serves as a board member of Westside Center for Independent Living.

Previous positions:

  • Co-founder of PolicyWorks, Inc., a national nonprofit with the mission if developing and applying innovative practices to make policy work for people with disabilities.
  • Co-founder and Executive Director of the Disability Funders Network, an association of grantmakers committed to funding disability programs.
  • Vice President of The Dole Foundation for Employment of People with Disabilities.

Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame: Information and Inductees

Robert (Bob) Vetere Inducted into the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to induct Robert (Bob) Vetere, Senior Workplace Accommodation Specialist in the Global Corporate Responsibility organization with Northrop Grumman, into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame as the Mentor of the Year.  Bob Vetere has a very successful career with Northrop Grumman Corporation since March 20, 1978, with many achievements in the Business Management organization.

Bob is a strong advocate for the employment of qualified individuals of all abilities and has served in many roles and has achieved many accomplishments inside and outside of Northrop Grumman, including the following:

  • February 2015, served on a Viscardi Center panel at the US Chamber of Commerce on creating a welcoming environment, where individuals are comfortable and included..
  • June 2015 – Presented low hearing initiatives at the HLAA – Hearing Loss Association of America’s national conference, St Louis.
  • August 2015 – Presented Creating a Welcoming Environment at the NILG – National Industry Liaison Group, NYC..
  • In 2014, Bob was elected to serve as Chairperson of the USBLN’s Corporate Advisory Board (CAB).
  • 2014 USBLN Conference Presenter & Moderator on panel, “Creating a Harmonized Reasonable Accommodation Process”
  • 2013 US Business Leadership Network (USBL) Conference Track Chair & Presenter on Employing College Student with Disabilities
  • 2012 USBLN Conference session presenter on Cornell/ODEP Mentor Pilot Program & Introduction to Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker
  • 2011 USBLN Conference presenter on employing injured service personnel
  • 2010 Virginia Governor’s Forum on Economic Growth for the Disabled Community
  • 2009 Maryland Governor’s Forum on the Inclusion and Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
  • January 2009, appeared on the cover and was the featured article in “Careers & The disABLED” magazine

Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame: Information and Inductees

Claudia Gordon Inducted into Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to honor those individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to induct Claudia Gordon into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Claudia has been a member of the Obama Administration since December 2009 initially serving as Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and currently as OFCCP’s Chief of Staff.  OFCCP is a worker protection agency that enforces the civil rights of American workers who either work for or seek employment with companies that benefit from government contracts.

From July 2013 to March 2014 Claudia conducted a detail assignment with the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE) where she was an Associate Director of Public Engagement.  In that capacity, she served as the liaison to the disability community and advised on disability policies.

Prior to DOL she was a Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL).  In 2000, Claudia received the prestigious Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney with the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center.  She also worked as a consulting attorney with the National Council on Disability.

Claudia, a native of Jamaica W.I., graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC (the first in her family to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree) in 1995 and went on to complete law school with honors at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000.

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