Finding, Engaging and Hiring Workers with Disabilities – HR October Meeting

Posted on October 3, 2019 By

The Diversity Committee of JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) is presenting a panel, moderated by attorney Jennifer Meyer-Mahoney, to discuss how to find and recruit the relatively untapped pool of candidates who have disabilities at the October 24, 2019, JSAHR breakfast meeting, open to the public, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

The panel will focus on a practical approach to remove barriers in the recruiting process, how to decide whether a job is best filled through a supported job program, and ways to reach the disabled population in recruiting and eliminating barriers employers may not have thought of previously.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available. The business meeting, including a legal update and sponsor presentations, will begin promptly at 8:15; the presentation begins at 9:00 a.m.

Register online at or email or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

The three panelists include Millie Gonzales, Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2019. She is a communications strategist and event planner with Kean University, the chairwoman of the board of directors of the Spina Bifida Resource Network, a dancer, and a board member of the disability pride parade steering committee. She has an MA in communications from Kean University. Heather Cavise, DBA, MHRM, SHRM-CP, CELS, the director of HR at Ladacin Network, which provides supported work programs for the developmentally disabled and multiply handicapped in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Janet Mills, supervisor for business relations who works with employers looking to connect with the population that N.J. Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves.

The meeting sponsor is Kathi Evans, Toms River, owner of both All the Best Weddings & Celebrations and Personal Travel Concierge for Sandals and Beaches Resorts – Best Travels to Paradise.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit.