Inspiration Abounds at 2022 Melwood Ability Awards

Members of the G.S. Proctor team had a wonderful time attending Melwood’s 2022 Ability Awards last week. This special event honors individuals, employers, researchers, policymakers and companies that have advanced the field of employment for people with disabilities and injured veterans.

Associate Jeanette Tejeda de Gomez and Director of Strategic Partnerships Joe Green attended the event, held at the Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. They left inspired by the amazing people they met and the incredible stories of overcoming challenges and achieving dreams.

WUSA 9 anchor Allison Seymour served as the master of ceremonies, and Taryn Mackenzie Williams, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, delivered a powerful keynote address. 

The list of honorees included: 

Advocacy Award
The Honorable Congressman Bobby Scott and The Honorable Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Impact Award
National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency

Accelerator Award

Teamwork Award
Rebecca Meyers, Paralympic Swimmer, TEAM USA

You can read more about each of the 2022 Ability Award recipients in the event program.