Heroes

These Giveback Podcast interviewees are people who show every day that people with disabilities can work hard, enjoy life, and contribute to their communities just as much as anyone!

Eliana Bravos

Chair, Viable Careers

Meghan Hines

Meghan is co-chair of the REACH Employee Resource Group at RBC, which works to bring people with disabilities into the inclusion conversation and helps create a workplace where people with disabilities can thrive. She also brings her over 20 years of experience as a para-athlete to and love of powerhockey to her position as co-founder and President of Powerhockey Canada.

David Lepofsky

David Lepofsky is a Toronto lawyer, writer and advocate. In his over 40 years of work in disability advocacy, he has fought for and won many major battles for rights of people with disabilities to be encoded into Ontario’s municipal and provincial levels. He even appeared before the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons on the Constitution of Canada, on behalf of the CNIB, for an amendment to the proposed Charter of Rights to guarantee equality rights to persons with disabilities.

Dr. Pamela Lindsey

Founder, College of Adaptive Arts

Lizzy Murphy

Jeremiah Opperman

Founder and CEO, Disability Desk

Jeremiah was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a deteriorating eye condition which results in total blindness. Since starting his own HR marketing consultancy in 1999, he has increasingly focused on disability issues and is passionate about the unhesitant and natural integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society.  He lives in South Africa with his family and guide-dog.

Jeffrey D. Pledger

CEO, CyberAI

Jeffrey’s background in leadership, IT management, and execution presentation includes 26 years at Verizon, and founding the first web-based multimedia company to provide fully accessible interfaces for archived and live video streaming. He is now the CEO at CyberAI and, as a blind man, very involved in disability advocacy.  


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