NMEDA Partners

Note: The sessions below are from the 2018 event. 2019 schedule coming soon!


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.

  • The Rockstars of the Voc Rehab World

    Panel Discussion

    It doesn't get much bigger than this! Come meet the key decision makers for Florida, Texas and California as they discuss automotive mobility, what they look for in providers and what other states are working on in this arena.

    Panelists include: Stephen Sundarrao | Associate Director (Florida Division of VR), Michelle Szumski | Program Specialist for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (Texas Workforce Commission – Rehabilitation Services Division), Greg Paquin | Sr. Rehabilitation Engineering Consultant (CA Dept. of Rehabilitation)

  • Deadly Secrets of the OT Ninja

    Elin Schold-Davis | Coordinator, Older Driver Initiative American Occupational Therapy Association

    This session will be presenting ideas for the mobility dealer to extend relationships in the health care community beyond the OT specialist to include the OT generalist. Methods of building professional networks for future marketing and sales efforts will be addressed. What you as a dealer can provide to the OT and vice versa. Nunchucks optional.

  • Don’t Call it a Comeback! United Spinal’s Been Here For Years

    Nick LiBassi | VP, Partnership Expansion United Spinal Association

    Nick will start out by giving a brief description of what spinal cord injury is, the approximate number of injuries a year and the different levels of injury. He will speak about United Spinal Association’s programs and services and show a video of someone with quadriplegia getting into and driving their van, while explaining the unique driving challenges USA members face. Lastly Nick will discuss how NMEDA members can reach out to and meaningfully connect with United Spinal’s local chapters.

  • Friends with Benefits: Understanding & Connecting with the PVA

    Shelly Stewart | Director, PAVE Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Participants will learn about the paralyzed veteran community, their specialized automotive mobility needs, and how to meaningfully connect with PVA local chapters.

  • National MS Society: Every Connection Counts

    Thana A. France | ATP/SMS, CRTS National MS Society

    A one-of-a-kind look at the National MS Society, how they serve their members and how you can help as a dealer on the local level. Learn about the unique driving and transportation needs of individuals living with multiple sclerosis and how to better serve their needs.