For more than 40 years, Pauline has enjoyed a career as an interpreter practitioner, postsecondary interpreter educator and administrator, and as a nonprofit advocate, primarily at the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. Pauline is actively involved in the national Grant Professionals Association, where she has served as president and lead architect of the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC). Today, Pauline is the principal of Nonprofit Navigators, a private consulting firm dedicated to nonprofit management and grant development, but mostly she is enjoying the spoils of retirement.
Melanie Thornton, MA, CPAAC, is the Coordinator of Access and Equity Outreach at the University of Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities. She provides professional development and technical assistance on topics related to digital access, accessible design, disability, diversity, and leadership. She is very interested in working with organizations to create more accessible environments and to reframe perspectives of disability as an aspect of diversity.
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