LIFEDesigns, Stone Belt and Work to Include are holding an Employer Town Hall on Oct. 27 to assist local businesses to connect with people with disabilities and the resources that can help promote a diverse workforce. The hybrid event runs from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Dimension Mill, 642 N. Madison in Bloomington, as well as via this Zoom link.
The interactive event will highlight the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and help businesses design a talent pipeline for youth and adults while addressing some of the barriers that businesses face, including reasonable accommodations, retention, co-worker training and accessing tax incentives.
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Leslie Green, who has worked at Stone Belt for 42 years and serves as its CEO, announced her retirement this month. She talked about her decision in a video available here.
She will remain on staff until April 1, 2022 and will focus on facilitating a smooth transition to the next CEO. The Stone Belt board has hired a consultant to help with the search.
Stone Belt is a nonprofit that provides resources and supports for individuals with disabilities. Established in 1958, it is the oldest and largest agency of its kind in south-central Indiana.
We send best wishes to Leslie on her retirement and thank her for her years of leadership and service!
Michelle Gilchrist has been named as the new president and chief executive officer for the Bloomington Health Foundation.
For the past five years, she served as CEO for the National Foundation for Transplants, which generates fundraising support for people in need of organ transplants. Prior to that she served as major gifts officer and then senior director of major gifts at the University of Tennessee Science Center. She has also served in leadership roles at Community Health Charities in North Central Texas and United Way of the Mid-South in Memphis.
Read more about Michelle Gilchrist here. We welcome her to the Bloomington/Monroe County community!
Director of Advocacy & Public Policy