Below, meet our panel of advocates, educators, and professionals dedicated to equity, justice, and inclusion for those within the disability community.
Meet the Panelists:
Host: Gene Boes
Gene Boes joined Northwest Center as CEO in 2018, after serving on the Northwest Center Board of Directors for three years. Gene and his wife June are parents of two adult children: son Andrew and daughter Tori. Tori, who has autism, is also a client of Northwest Center Employment Services.
Moderator: Emily Miller
As Chief People Officer of Northwest Center, Miller is responsible for the full spectrum of Human Resources, including compensation and benefits administration, recruiting and employee relations. A passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, she founded the Northwest Center Equity Committee in 2015.
Moderator: Laura Kneedler
Kneedler is Northwest Center's Chief Education & Therapy Officer and leads a talented team of nearly 100 teachers, therapists, and support staff to serve over 600 children annually. With a comprehensive approach to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the classroom, community, and home, Kneedler's team now trains organizations throughout King County to be inclusive.