SourceAmerica Speakers Bureau
If you are in search of an inspirational speaker to energize your next meeting, conference, or special event, look no further than SourceAmerica’s Speakers Bureau.
Our accomplished group of speakers exemplify the talent and potential of people with disabilities, both in and out of the workplace. Their life-changing stories will capture the attention of your audience, while promoting a message of tolerance and inclusion.
Take a look at our featured speakers to learn about their personal journeys. Then, contact Partnerships@SourceAmerica.org to learn how we can help make your next function a success.
Aaron Alexander is a star employee at North Bay Industries in Rohnert Park, California, where he works in the U.S. flag manufacturing department. His drive, work ethic and affable disposition are an inspiration to his co-workers and supervisors.
Jolene struggled to overcome a severe learning disability over the years. She is now gainfully employed through an AbilityOne contract.
Programs Manager at Palmetto North Charleston Goodwill Charleston, South Carolina Anthony Green, a Navy veteran, has overcome bipolar disorder and homelessness. Today he works on an AbilityOne contract as a Programs Manager at Palmetto North Charleston Goodwill in Charleston, South Carolina.
Candace Hartley is an employee at Palmetto North Charleston Goodwill in Charleston, South Carolina and is employed on an AbilityOne contract at Joint Base Charleston, OMC (Official Mail Center). Candace believes that the AbilityOne Program is so much more than just an opportunity to find employment for people with disabilities. It provides an opportunity for people to gain independence and have a sense of self-sufficiency.
Former Sergeant David Kendrick defended the American dream and now is being given the opportunity to live the dream. David served in Iraq and, at the age of 20, was shot by a sniper in both legs, causing permanent damage. After being medically discharged from the Army, he reached out to a former supervisor and gained job training and support though an AbilityOne contract in Rochester, NY.
Norris works on an AbilityOne contract at the Milwaukee Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
David Ogletree was born with a mild autistic disorder. Today, he is a clothing inspector for military uniforms.
Ty Ross developed cerebral palsy at a young age. His love of computers has helped him build a career as an ADA Auditor in the Davis School District.
Nadine found herself fighting for her life after a car accident which left her with permanent disabilities and killed her best friend. Today, she works as a Case Worker and was the 2016 winner of the SourceAmerica's President's Award, which recognizes a non-AbilityOne Program employee with a significant disability who has exhibited outstanding leadership and exceptional character.
Brenda Sheaffer was born with a significant learning disability. She is now a custodian at the White House complex in Washington, D.C.
Nathan Short, a U.S. Army Veteran, was injured while serving in Iraq. Today he is a Quality Control Manager for PCSI, an AbilityOne nonprofit agency.