Advisors & Allies
ABILITY Corps is a nonprofit organization working to advance employment, awareness and accessibility for PWDs. Developing award winning programs like the ABILITY House, ABILITY Job Fair and abilityEntertainment. We thank our wonderful advisors and allies for their continued support.
Justice Richard Bernstein
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
Justice Richard Bernstein is a Michigan Supreme Court Judge. Justice Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights as an attorney heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
Father of the Internet
Dr. Cerf is recognized as "Father of the Internet", sharing this title with Bob Kahn. His efforts with Al Gore opened the internet for public commerce. Vint is Chief Internet Evangelist and Vice President at Google. As an internet pioneer he also helped develop email. A strong advocate for assistive technologies and has a major interest in deaf advocacy. Cerf himself is hard of hearing. Cerf was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Read more...
Writer, Producer and Comedian billed as “a sit down comic” and handle "ham on a roll" performs at comedy clubs, colleges, corporate & award events, fundraisers and disability awareness conferences. Jeff lives to spread lasting inspirational laughs. "I may have been paralyzed in a car accident, but my funny bone remained intact." Where there's a wheel there's a way! Read more...
Producer, Writer and Founder of Media Access Awards. MAA is celebrating over 40 years of promoting disability awareness to the entertainment industry. It's first dinner showed clips from Norman Lear shows featuring actors with disabilities, The second MAAs honored Garry Marshall and Henry Winkler. The luncheon introduced Geri Jewell, who played cousin Geri on The Facts of Life—the first primetime sitcom to feature a recurring character with a disability on national television. Read more...
Activist, Musician and Actor, Max is best known as Wojo on the classic Emmy award-winning TV series Barney Miller, He has appeared in over 125 movies and TV shows and is currently appearing on General Hospital as Mike Corbin, where his work earned him a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Supporting Native American rights, protecting the environment, and simply making the world a better place. Read more...
Actor, writer, director, producer, and has an extensive resume in casting, working for network shows and feature films. She won the 2019 and 2020 Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting Awards at Idyllwild International Film Festival, and was honored with the 2020 WeSpark Award for social impact. Eileen is a fierce advocate for people with disabilities to gain more access to TV and Film. Read more...
Actress and Entertainment Ambassador for Australia's Focus On Ability - Short Film Festival—celebrating films examining the abilities of people with disabilities. The festival encourages people of all talent levels, including first-time filmmakers, to create films that inspire and educate. Last year, 210 films were submitted from 19 countries. Read more...
An international advocate for human rights, she helped draft the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Dr. Sabatello is an attorney, with a PhD in International Law, and is a researcher at Columbia University, NYC, focusing on health disparities, research ethics, and intersectionalities. She works with diverse disability communities and engages medical professionals raising awareness to disability issues and equitable inclusion.