Leadership Team

 

 2017 | NCBLN Board of Directors

Tim Newman, Chair
Levine Properties
Email: tnewman9@carolina.rr.com

Christopher Peek, Vice Chair
Mecklenburg County Government
chris.peek@mecklenburgcountrync.gov

George Howe, Treasurer
EY
George.Howe@ey.com

Deborah Hofland, MSW. Secretary
Philips Academy
dhofland@philipsacademync.org

Alissa Malli (Director)
Eaton Corporation
AlissaMalli@eaton.com

Eric Wesolek
Bank of America
eric.wesolek@bankofamerica.com

Matthew May
Lenovo
Email: mmay@lenovo.com

Neddy Perez
NeedyPerezConsulting
neddyperez@aol.com

Dr. Tom Barth
UNC Charlottetbarth1@uncc.edu

Ron Reeve (Emeritus)
Chair Mecklenburg Disability Action Collaborative
rr77777@carolina.rr.com

Bruce Shearer (Emeritus)
Advocate
bshearer@carolina.rr.com

Joan Larsen
Wells Fargo, Enterprise Utility Services
joan@wellsfargo.com

Beth Butler (Executive Director)
NCBLN
9815 Sam Furr Road, Suite J-90
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 980-422-5544
exec@ncbln.org

Beth Butler J.D., Executive Director, NCBLN

Beth Butler, J.D., Currently works on the USBLN Go For Gold (GFG) Team as a Disability Inclusion Consultant and is an HR Professional with over 20 years’ experience providing subject matter expertise to Fortune 50 companies in ADA Accommodations processes and disability inclusion strategies. Beth has specialized skills in balancing risk mitigation while promoting full accessibility to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supply chain. Legally blind since birth, Beth leverages her experiences both personally and professionally to challenge companies to think, act and lead differently.

Patricia K. Keul, BS, MA, CESP

Pat Keul, B.S., M.S, CESP, is a nationally recognized trainer and leader in the field of employment services for people with disabilities.  Ms. Keul is an employment consultant whose clients have included, The NC Council on Developmental Disabilities,  Vaya Healthcare, InReach NC, Project SEARCH, Mecklenburg County,  RHA Healthcare, Sandhills Center, and Alliance Behavioral Health.  Ms. Keul provides program coordination  and administrative support to the NCBLN. Ms. Keul is also the CEO and founder of Business ACTS, the first  pre-apprenticeship program for young people with  intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ms. Keul co-founded the Employment Support Professional Council (ESPCC), administered by the Association for Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE) and served as its first director for three years.  The Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) credential is the nation’s first third party examination process based upon national competency standards for Employment Support Professionals (ESPs).