Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT)
Who Should Attend: Government, military, industry, and academia
Carla Goulart, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development
Matthew Buchanan, Business Development Team, National Institutes for the Blind (NIB)
Mr. Earnest Glover, Marketing Assistant, Lighthouse for the Blind
Description: During this 60-minute session, experts will discuss the following topics:
Learn how you can be a change agent for someone with a disability. Learn how you can engage with the program and what lines of business that are a fit.
- The AbilityOne Program - Who we are and where we reside in the FAR and CFR
- Support of DOD (Memo, Equity Plan, etc), Roles of The Commission, Central Nonprofit Agencies (CNAs), Non-profit Agencies (NPA) and Government and Market Research
- AbilityOne "Mission Moment"
- How to Engage with AbilityOne
We look forward to seeing you on Jan. 26th.
Biography: 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 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.
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.
Mr. Earnest Glover works at the Lighthouse for the Blind in the Summerville, SC location as a Marketing Assistant.