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    Date:  June 13, 2024

    Time:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time

    CLPs: 1.5

    Who Should Attend:  Government, military, industry, and academia

    During this 90-minute session, you’ll learn how AbilityOne can support your Market Research efforts for recompetes and new requirements and the roles and responsibilities of those involved in a Procurement List Addition (adding a product or service requirement to the AbilityOne Program), in accordance with FAR Subpart 8.7.  By contracting with AbilityOne companies, you are not only fulfilling mission requirements, but you are also creating and sustaining jobs for veterans and individuals who are blind or who have significant disabilities.

    Speakers: Carla Goulart, Senior Director AbiltyOne Strategic Business Development, SourceAmerica,  Matt Buchanan, AbilityOne Program Representative (ABOR) Business Development Manager, National Industries for the Blind; and Rosa Criggedorn, ABOR Program Manager, U.S. AbilityOne Commission.

    We look forward to having you attend the event!"  Thank you. 

    Speakers
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    Carla Goulart

    Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, Source America

    Carla Goulart is the Senior Director, Strategic Business Development.  In this role she is the POC for SourceAmerica for all AbilityOne Representatives (ABORS) in partnership with the AbilityOne Commission and NIB to support the 24 CFO Act Agencies as they work to meet their pledges to the AbilityOne Program.  Carla is also responsible  for the development of new strategies, including the development of  new lines of business that will drive growth in the AbilityOne Program. Carla has been with SourceAmerica for over 8 years, prior experience includes working at multiple marketing and advertising firms.  Her last employment position, prior to SourceAmerica, was at an organization called Sentinels of Freedom which has a 4-year program to support severely wounded members of the Armed Forces.

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    Matthew Buchanan, Business Development Team, National Industries for the Blind

    Matthew Buchanan

    Member, Business Development Team, National Industries for the Blind

    Matthew Buchanan works for the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), as part of the AbilityOne Program.  His role on the Business Development Team encompasses being the lead AbilityOne Representative (ABOR) specialist for NIB.  After graduating from Framingham State College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Matt held the position of Contracting Officer for the Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Natick Contracting Division (ACC-APG-Natick).  In that role, he was responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts, ranging from the development and production of COVID Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) masks, to the rollout of the new Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU).  During his time as a civilian with the Army, Matt frequently utilized the AbilityOne Program to successfully deliver quality garments, on time and at a reasonable price.  While at NIB, Matt works directly with Federal appointed ABORs, alongside NIB non-profit agencies, to increase knowledge, and usage of the AbilityOne Program.

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    Rosa Criggendorn, AbilityOne Representative (ABOR) Program Manager for the U.S. AbilityOne Commission

    Rosa Criggendorn

    AbilityOne Representative (ABOR) Program Manager, U.S. AbilityOne Commissio

    Rosa Criggedorn is the AbilityOne Representative (ABOR) Program Manager for the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, an independent federal agency. In this position, she administers the ABOR Program and is responsible for creating a community of practice within federal agencies and conducting education and training on behalf of the Commission. Rosa is an Army spouse and previously worked as a Program and Management Analyst for the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office at Fort Eisenhower. Rosa received her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in Governmental Services Law and her LLM in Public Law from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. 


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