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Supporting the Development of Independent Living Skills

June 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for our Supporting the Development of Independent Living Skills webinar on Monday June 5 from 12:00 – 1:30.
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Our presenters are:

Mark Steele – Mark has many years’ experience as both an advocate and a person with a disability. In 1981, while a freshman at East Carolina University (ECU), Mark experienced a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia. Mark returned to college and obtained his Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1993. Mark went to work for the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in 1993. In July, 2014, Mark became the Executive Director for The Adaptables, Inc. Center for Independent Living. He is an active member of several disability advocacy groups including the Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities where he served as President from 1998-2001. Mark is a founding member and participant of SpiNet, a local spinal cord injury peer support group. In addition, Mark is a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem class of 2001 and a current member of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).


Keith Greenarch – Keith has been involved in independent living since 2004 and has a passion for working with people with disabilities and wanting to improve their lives through advocacy and peer support. After working in the corporate world for 22 years, Keith found himself at a point in his life that led him to return to school to study computers. After graduation from College, he led a program that refurbished computers and placed them in homes for people with disabilities. Keith was honored in 2010 as the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Region IV Advocacy winner for his dedication to promoting the rights of people with disabilities and advancing the independent living movement. Keith served as Board President of The North Carolina Disability Action Network from 2009 to 2012 and is the Chair of the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) Grant Advisory Council. In 2015, Keith was reappointed to serve on the Statewide Independent Living Council and serves as the council’s vice-chair. Keith is the Assistant Director of the Adaptables, Inc.

Contact Tracy Pakornsawat
Professional Development Coordinator
Division of Medical Assistance, Special Initiatives
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


June 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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