One State’s Lessons Learned and Best Practices to Creating an Equitable Work Environment in State Government

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

ADA Audioconference Webinar Series
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

Register for the webinar:

During this session, participants will gain a better understanding of the existing efforts, barriers, challenges, and opportunities to creating an equitable work environment in state government. A panel discussion will address Indiana state government history with ADA and accommodations, initial and ongoing innovations, changes in existing processes, addressing the needs of people with disabilities, the intersectionality of disability, and ways to better address those experiences. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Mandy Bagwell, ADA Coordinator, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Kate Barrow, Indiana Council for People with Disabilities
Ric Edwards, ADA Director, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Breanca Merritt, PhD, Chief Health Equity and ADA Officer, Indiana Office of Healthy Opportunities, Family and Social Services Administration
Erica Parish, Deputy Commissioner of Diversity and Development, Indiana Department of Correction
Joseph Pinnell, Deputy Chief and Executive Director of Workforce Engagement , Indiana Governor’s Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
Steve Upchurch, Director of Training, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Session Questions:
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited, and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.