Bender Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities

Bender Virtual Career Fair - March 14, 2018

Joyce welcomes Pastor Scott Stevens

Joyce welcomes Pastor Scott Stevens, lead pastor at North Way Christian Community Church in Wexford, PA.  Pastor Stevens will discuss the missions of his church as well as his work on the board of the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to training and developing youth pastors throughout the region as well as partnering with orphanages in Haiti.  His heart for global missions has taken him to Honduras, Haiti, and China to observe orphan care ministry around the world.

During this season of giving, Joyce welcomes Jeff Fields

During this season of giving, Joyce welcomes Jeff Fields, site manager for World Vision’s Global Distribution Center in Sewickley, PA.   World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tracking the causes of poverty and injustice. Mr. Fields will discuss the programs of the organization, and how important it is for people to give and get involved, not only during the holidays, but year-round.

Joyce welcomes Bob Smith

Joyce welcomes Bob Smith, chairman of the national board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation.  To close out of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Mr. Smith will discuss the programs and services of this organization and what is being done nationally to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy.

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For National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Joyce welcomes The Honorable, Tony Coelho.

Continuing with the recognition of November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Joyce welcomes The Honorable, Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the show. As a person living with epilepsy, Mr. Coelho will discuss his experiences and how he has overcome the stigma often associated with epilepsy.

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Indonesia - Day Six

Karen (the Cultural Attache, Joyce Bender, Caroline and MaryOn day six, we met Karen, the Cultural Attache, and Caroline in the morning in the hotel lobby.  We then went to a coffee shop for a breakfast meeting with the media to discuss the program in Indonesia and my personal story.  At first, we were worried about the reporters not showing up since it is the rainy season, but

Joyce welcomes Jimmy Krenn

Joyce welcomes Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh comedian and former morning-drive radio host for WDVE FM and Q-92 FM. Jimmy will discuss his extensive career in stand-up comedy and radio broadcasting and his charity work with the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA.

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Joyce welcomes David Holmberg

Joyce welcomes David Holmberg president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Highmark Health.  Highmark Health is a national health and wellness enterprise based in Pittsburgh, PA., serving an estimated 40 million people nationwide.  Mr.

Joyce welcomes John Stollsteimer

John Stollsteimer, Deputy State Treasurer of Pennsylvania since January 2017 is the featured guest with Joyce Bender on Disability Matters. He will be discussing the PA ABLE Community Event on Thursday September 28, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 8 PM at the Circuit Center Ballroom in Pittsburgh, PA. This free community event is designed to gain valuable information on the PA Treasury Department’s PA ABLE program, a savings program for people with disabilities.

(Pre-recorded) Joyce welcomes Kailtyn Lore, Gerald Homme and Ginny Miller.

Joyce welcomes Kaitlyn Lore, winner of the 2017 Sam Miller Award; Gerald Homme, chairman of the Bender Lead on Team: and Ginny Emerson, mother of the late Sam Miller, to discuss the Bender Lead on Team. The Bender Lead on Team assists high school and college students in the areas of setting career goals and championing anti-bullying efforts. The team provides a forum for young people with disabilities to speak out about instances of bullying and to support others who may be involved in similar situations.


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