Nathan Pullen is the Program Manager at the Arizona DES Business Enterprise Program (BEP), where he provides financial management expertise as well as IT and assistive technology services for both the agency and the BEP blind operators. Prior to finance, Pullen worked in hospitality and food service management and even worked as a pastry chef, having attended the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Pullen currently serves on the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) to advocate for the blind community. Originally from North Dakota, Pullen moved to Arizona to attend ASU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in international business management. Pullen is currently pursuing his MBA. Pullen joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He currently serves as the Vice Chair. As a member of the Board of Directors, Pullen is excited to assist in expanding Ability360’s influence in advocacy, assistive technology, health and fitness.
Dr. Vicki D.Copeland
Dr. Vicki D.Copeland currently serves as a Medical Director at UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Dr. Copeland also works as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine. Before joining Ability360, Dr. Copeland spent time as the medical director of Healthcare for the Homeless. During her time spent in family medicine and as a mother of children with special needs, Dr. Copeland is an advocate of the importance of good physical and mental health, having a support system, and self-advocating and independence in education, accessibility, and life transitions. A graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Copeland completed her family medicine internship and residency at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix. Dr. Copeland joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
Trent Maruyama is currently a Program Manager for Rehabilitation Technology at Barrow Neurological Institute Barrow Neuro-Rehabilitation Center. After obtaining degrees in both occupational therapy and the physical sciences, Maruyama became an Occupational Therapist in 1995, working primarily with persons with neurological impairments. In this role, he passionately worked to help those recovering return to successful pursuits and also educated and assisted patients in self-advocacy. Maruyama has been active in the community, organizing symposiums to provide resources and education to therapists, as well as, for stroke survivors and caregivers. A Licensed Occupational Therapist, Maruyama attended the University of Alberta in Canada. Maruyama was elected to the Ability360 Board of Directors in February 2017.
Andrew Reilly is an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Arizona Attorney General in Phoenix. Reilly was involved in a serious automobile accident as a teenager, which resulted in a complete spinal cord injury. Consequently, Reilly has personally benefited from the many programs that Ability360 provides to individuals with disabilities. Most notably, Ability360’s promotion of individual independence, and its strong support for adaptive sports, helped Reilly receive a wheelchair basketball scholarship from the University of Arizona, which he utilized while attending law school. Currently serving as Chair, Reilly is eager to “pay it forward” by helping further Ability360’s mission to promote the independence, empowerment, and employment of people with disabilities.
Candyce Williams, M.D. is currently the Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury Systems of Care at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is board certified in internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Spinal Injury Association. Dr. Williams is an adjunct clinical faculty instructor at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Williams received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Williams is Ability360’s most recent addition to the Board of Directors. As a physiatrist, Dr. Williams has been a long-time advocate for her clients and support of community activities for people with disabilities.
Greg Hyland currently serves as the Director of Communications and Engagement for College Success Arizona, a nonprofit education foundation dedicated to increasing Arizona’s attainment rate. The program helps low-income and minority students attend and graduate from Arizona colleges and universities. Hyland began working with the City of Yuma in 1989, serving 23 years and retiring as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Hyland continues to serve his community, as he has for most of his career. Following his retirement, Hyland continued to serve Yuma as the Director of Development and Information Technology for the Crossroads Rescue Mission. Away from work, Hyland has held many leadership positions for various Arizona local and national organizations, including the Yuma Strategic Planning Project, and the Yuma Heritage Area Task Force. Recently, Hyland graduated from the Valley Leadership Institute, Phoenix Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Hyland joined the Board of Directors in 2009.
Todd Lemay is the President and CEO of TerrainHopper USA, LLC. in Tempe. TerrainHopper manufactures and distributes off-road mobility vehicles to those with mobility-related disabilities. Lemay hopes that TerrainHopper restores the ability for people to partake and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, camping and walking on a beach. In 1992, Lemay moved from Maine to Arizona to attend Arizona State University where he majored in accounting. Following his graduation from ASU, Lemay worked for a large public accounting firm for seven years. He then started a successful firm that offered information technology managed services. After the sale of his firm in 2016, he founded TerrainHopper USA, LLC. Lemay is eager to use his experience as a mobility-impaired person to assist Ability360 in the mission to educate, advocate, and help all people with disabilities.
Corey Lovato is an attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law. Currently, Lovato works in civil rights litigation for the protection and advocacy agency, advocating for people with any disability facing discrimination in employment, education, housing, and daily living. Since moving to Arizona in 2016, Lovato has remained committed to his passion for disability rights and helping others realize their potential despite barriers. Lovato received his J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law in May 2014. Lovato joined the Ability360 Board of Directors in 2018.
Tina Brown currently serves as co-chair of community engagement for Centene Corporation ABILITY, People with Disabilities Employee Inclusion Group. She is a community advocate and a passionate leader with more than 15 years of experience in outreach, with a focus on access to preventative health programs in diverse populations. In 2010, Brown was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Throughout the community, she shares her story, struggles, and journey, and how she learned to embrace her illness by utilizing her voice and talents to help inspire and motivate others to create positive change.Brown is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 15 and received her certificate Community Health Work from Central Arizona College and certification as a Mental Health First Aid instructor from National Council for behavioral health.
Greggory Ohannessian currently works as an Education Partner at Ridgeline Academy, a K-12 public charter school in Phoenix. Diagnosed with Autism at age six, Greggory overcame many challenges with support from family, teachers, and other advocates. He was the first student at Arizona State University West allowed to have a one-on-one aide in the classroom. He graduated “summa cum laude” in 2013 with a BAE in Education Studies. He returned to ASU and earned two Master’s Degrees: an MA in Communication Studies in 2015, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2018. During this time, Greggory engaged with the disability community locally. He first started speaking about his experiences at conferences and schools. In 2017, he was the keynote speaker for the American Indian Disability Summit. He also participated in other disability-related events, including (but not limited to) Ability360’s Community Leadership Academy, Arizona Partners in Leadership, and Arizona Youth Leadership Forum. After ASU, Greggory became a member of Public Allies Arizona, an AmeriCorps program, where he worked as an Intervention Research Specialist and Intervention and Community Development Fellow at Ridgeline Academy. In his first year, he researched what other schools did to promote full inclusion, and applied some of that research in his second year by renovating the sensory room at the K-6 campus, and presenting a unit on Disability and Equity in an Advisory classroom at the 7-12 campus. Greggory joined the Board of Directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Resource Development committee.
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