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AbilityOne -- Subcontracting with AbilityOne Non-Profit Agencies (NPAs): A New Way to Support

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    Date:  29 November 2023

    Time:  10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET (07:00 - 08:30 a.m. PT)

    CLPs:  2.0


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

    Description:  Description: During this 90-minute session acquisition professionals, requirements owners, and suppliers will learn about the positive impact of subcontracting with AbilityOne Non-Profit Agencies who employ individuals with disabilities. Specifically, experts will share insights on the following topics:

    • Why contract/subcontract with AbilityOne?
    • When to engage with AbilityOne
    • How to leverage AbilityOne Program capabilities and lines of business
    • How to enhance support by subcontracting with AbilityOne Non-Profit Agencies
    • How partnering with AbilityOne benefits government, industry, and local communities
    • How to become a change agent for quality employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities"


    Speakers: Carla Goulart, Senior Director AbiltyOne Strategic Business Development, SourceAmerica,  Matt Buchanan, ABOR Business Development Manager, National Industries for the Blind, Rosa Criggedorn, ABOR Program Manager

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    Carla Goulart

    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

    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.

    Rosa Criggedorn

    ABOR Program Manager

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