Our Founder is a US Navy veteran. She served for nine years and then amassed an HR career spanning over 30 years. She first developed the skills based methodology for hiring our military veterans and spouses. The technology is a foundational change in the way employers and skilled talent connect.
Our belief is to normalize the experience of successful employment among the disability community. We know this talent pool happens to have disabilities but also have numerous gifts, talents, interests and innovations to share to improve the community as a whole. They deserve the opportunity.
We leverage partnerships to accomplish our goal of inclusivity. Our partners and stakeholders play a key role in facilitating the use of Ability ASCEND among their employees, clients, colleagues, and peers. Our process secures successful connections for all within the disability community.
Dr. Bogardus' research interests concern reduction of workplace disparities. She is an advocate for workforce inclusion with special expertise in fair hiring practices and disability inclusion. Dr. Bogardus leverages significant business experience to provide organizational design and specialized change management consulting.
Experienced Military Leader, Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. Skilled in connecting businesses with opportunities to change their communities for the better of all. Powerful Leader in Community Engagement. Strong business development of leadership, team work and overcoming adversity curriculum.
US Navy veteran. Founder of The Blind Guide:
Passionate about prevention of blindness and enabling technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Implementing solutions to improve quality of life and increase the employability of people with visual impairments.
Financial Services Professional - providing families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.
Economic, community, and organizational developer with a passion for quality, accountability, and stakeholder engagement. Senior management experience in the nonprofit and government sectors.
People Make the Difference LLC brings the highest level of human resources expertise to businesses and organizations. Our mission is to provide a “realistic, hands on approach” to customers, formulating plans of execution that align with the goals of the customer.
A US Army veteran and attorney, Brett manages programs in conjunction with the VA and DoD to transform the delivery of healthcare for service members, veterans, and their families.
Mike has served as an organizational consultant and community development specialist throughout his career. Most recently Mike served as the Executive Director of the Barbara Stone Foundation & Lead Facilitator for Greenville CAN, whose mission is to make Greenville a better place to live for people with disabilities. Prior to that, Mike served as the Director of Community Relations for the Greenville County Recreation District.