Mariette J. Bates retired in August of 2022 from her position as Distinguished Lecturer and Academic Director of the Disability Studies Program at CUNY’s School of Professional Studies. Dr. Bates began her career as an advocate for the institutionalized mentally ill, before becoming the Program Director at One to One, a foundation started by Geraldo […]
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Season 2 Episode 1 with Keith Jones
Keith P. Jones is a 2021 Emmy award-winning musician, CEO, and President of Soul Touchin Experiences LLC. According to Jones’ website: “Keith P. Jones started SoulTouchin’ Experiences to bring a perspective to the issues of access inclusion and empowerment which affect himself as well as others who are persons with a disability. With involvement in […]
Episode 9 with Brie Seward
Brie is the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona (ASSA). She began as a volunteer on the marketing committee, lending her experience by working in publishing, eCommerce and digital marketing. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism she began working in publishing at Harper’s Bazaar […]
Episode 8 with Jon Meyers
Jon Meyers became Executive Director of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in March 2022, after serving as Executive Director of The Arc of Arizona since 2013. Jon’s background in the non-profit sector spans more than 30 years and ranges from the arts and education to social services and animal welfare.
Episode 7 with Kyle Lininger
Kyle Lininger is Vice President of Clinical Integration at Intermountain Centers. Concentrated areas of interest presently are public policy, non-profit management, behavior systems analysis, the Community Reinforcement Approach for Substance Use Disorders, and integrated value-based healthcare modeling and intervention. In previous roles, Kyle has provided and overseen programs supporting in-home delivered comprehensive and focused Applied […]
Episode 6 with Jared Perkins
Jared Perkins is the CEO of Children’s Clinics, a Multi-Specialty Interdisciplinary medical center that provides comprehensive medical care for children with the most complex medical conditions in Southern Arizona.