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Building Disability Equity in Healthcare

August 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Aspire & Disability Lead Present: Building Disability Equity in Healthcare

Please join us for a live virtual panel discussion – Building Disability Equity in Healthcare, focusing on critical issues around health and wellness for people with disabilities. This panel seeks to raise awareness, share knowledge, and invite advocacy on the topic of quality of healthcare for people with disabilities.

  • When: Thursday, August 5, 2021
    from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
  • Where: Zoom.


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The event will include real-time captioning as well as ASL interpretation. A recording of the panel will be shared with registered attendees after the event.




photo of Andrés Gallegos
Andrés Gallegos
National Healthcare Attorney & Chair of the National Council on Disability
Andrés is a shareholder with Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd., in Chicago Illinois, where he has founded and directs the law firm’s national disability rights practice. The main focus of that practice is to improve access to healthcare and wellness programs for persons across all categories of disabilities. Andrés was named Chairman of the National Council on Disability by President Biden on January 20, 2021. Andrés is a person with a disability having sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia in November 1996.

photo of LaShon Gurrola
LaShon Gurrola
Registered Nurse Care Manager at Rush University Medical Center
LaShon is a registered nurse working with vulnerable populations. She is knowledgeable on health equity because she sees the impact when health equity and access to care is lacking in vulnerable communities. LaShon advocates and teaches others how to advocate for themselves with their care team.

photo of Rahnee Patrick
Rahnee Patrick
Director, Division of Rehabilitation Services at IL Department of Human Services
Rahnee is leading equitable employment for people with disabilities, a key component of health equity. The need for access for people with disabilities has been a driver in her career. Rahnee holds a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


photo of Kristin Krok, Moderator
Kristin Krok
Director of Life Enrichment at Aspire
Kristin has been working with people with disabilities for over 25 years, and has experience in direct care, program management, and program development. She has overseen the development and expansion of health promotion programs at Aspire, while promoting wellness for individuals served.


August 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm