Dear Friends of UCP Wheels,
I am honored and delighted to introduce myself as UCP Wheels’ new Executive Director. As a longtime Director of international NGOs, working with vulnerable populations in many low and middle income countries, I have had first hand opportunities to see the critical impact that impaired mobility has on health outcomes and poverty rates. Lack of access to appropriate wheelchairs and support services robs not just individuals of their right to education and employment, but also diminishes the lives of their families and communities. That is why I am so committed to UCP Wheels mission to promote greater inclusion for people with disabilities globally, through mobility, therapy, advocacy and empowerment.
I am happy to say that my job is made much easier by the support of our committed Board of Directors, and of a talented and dedicated team here at our head office, and in our regional offices in El Salvador, Indonesia and Ukraine. And I look forward to continuing this important work with you - our loyal supporters - who, through your generous donations, help us advance our mission every day. Between us, we will bring the gift of mobility to even greater numbers of people around the world!