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 Shelia Newman into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Shelia Newman is President of New Editions Consulting, Inc., a government consulting firm specializing in contracts that focus on health and disability. Ms. Newman has been in the field of disability for 30 years, directing research studies, developing educational materials and more recently overseeing work on international disability programs. She volunteers for and supports numerous disability organizations and has won awards for the company’s inclusion of people with disabilities. She also mentors young people with disabilities, having worked with mentees from the U.S. Business Leadership Network, her own employees, and a young veteran.
Ms. Newman founded New Editions with the vision of creating a company built around people—providing a work environment where the company is committed to the employees and the employees are committed to the company and, where work done well is cause for pride. She has created an environment that empowers employees to provide excellent service to our clients. Ms. Newman prides herself on developing a corporate atmosphere where employees have flexible schedules, good pay, excellent benefits and are allowed to achieve a work/life balance. Employees are encouraged to give back to their communities.
The company has been recognized for its workplace culture in Washingtonian Magazine’s 50 Great Places to Work and three times in The Washington Post Top Workplaces, mostly recently June 2017. Ms. Newman’s success, management style, and business ethics have been favorably represented in a college textbook, Management; on an ABC business television show; and in Business Week’s Small Biz magazine. Her business success and leadership were highlighted in a segment on JC & Friends on Washington’s Channel 9 News.
She is on the Board of Directors for the U.S. International Council on Disabilities and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Newman earned a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Rehabilitation counseling.