Employment Advocacy for Minorities and the Disabled

Today we are joined by two advocates and non-profit leaders who head up organizations that do the meaningful work of advocating social and racial justice in the workplace.

Frank Velásquez Jr.
Executive Director, Job Path, Inc.
SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook | Instagram Inspired to “dare greatly,” Frank Velásquez Jr. leads and collaborates with passion, authenticity and an open mind. A racial equity and social justice advocate, he connects to the stories that make each of us who we are and the stories that inextricably connect us to each other. A natural storyteller, he loves the task of bringing greater local, statewide, and national attention to poverty and inequity through JobPath’s work. Additionally, he strives to never talk in the third person and to never have a long-winded biography.
Hailey ThomanAssociate Director – DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. & Counseling Directions
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (LinkagesAZ) | Facebook (Center for Independance | LinkedIn | Hailey Thoman is the Executive Director for Linkages. She is originally from Michigan and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  In 2007 she moved to Tucson and has spent over 10 years in the non-profit sector. Over 7 of those years were working at Linkages where she ultimately led the organization as their Executive Director. This work allowed her to educate employers on the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and then linking those businesses to resources where they can connect with job seekers.

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