NMEDA Partners

This unique track offers the opportunity to learn more about some of NMEDA’s most valued partners. Find out about specific needs related to specific disabilities, and discover how you can connect with your local influencers in a meaningful way.


This year’s event was full of great speakers and topics. See the line up below.


Check back soon for the 2020 NMEDA Partners educational sessions.

  • Forging the Bond: The Dealer & the DRS

    Jenny Nordine | OTR/L, CDRS Driving to Independence, LLC

    In this session, ADED Past President Jenny Nordine will share insights into developing the DRS/Dealer relationship to its fullest. She will discuss areas of specialty, distinguishing roles for a shared client goal, as well as what you can expect from a vehicle mod prescription/recommendation...and more!

  • Reunion Tour: The Rockstars of Voc Rehab Are Back

    Panel Discussion

    One of the biggest hits of the 2018 Conference, this panel is back and will be better than ever with new faces, new ideas and even more insight into the most common issues and successes dealers encounter with their voc rehab partners...
    PLUS: Ask the Experts - Dealer Q&A


    Stephen Sundarrao – Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Eugene Blumkin – Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    Bill Youngman – Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

    Amy Schoppman – Director of Government Relations, NMEDA

  • USA in the USA!

    Nick LiBassi | Vice President, Partnership Expansion United Spinal Association

    Nick Labassi understands the value of QAP dealers to his members. And he's here to help you with the relationship between your store and your local United Spinal chapter, specifically: How to Make It Great Again!

  • Are Your Customers in Good Hands?

    Raj Pagadala | John Anschutz GA Vocational Rehabilitation Agency | Shepherd Center

    A WAV is a significant investment for your customer; how can s/he be sure that investment is protected? This session will teach you to identify which policies will and won't protect your client, how to educate him/her, and the importance of policy riders.
    PLUS: Raj & John offer the inside scoop on how to connect with ATPs in your area.