LATAN President & CEO Honored At Inaugural Ceremony Celebrating Women In Government, Nonprofits & The Arts

NEW ORLEANS – Julie Nesbit, Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) President & CEO, was recently honored at the "Celebration of Women – Linking the Chains to Success 2016" event held Sunday, March 5, 2016, along with a select group of dynamic, influential women. Nesbit was recognized for her tireless efforts in helping people of all ages who live with a disability to access assistive technology and remain independent.

         Event organizer, Gisele Haralson, in her quote to The Advocate explained, "We wanted to honor and celebrate women and pull women together from different backgrounds, races and spotlight and showcase their accomplishments." This event stems from International Women's Day (March 8), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

         When recognized Nesbit spoke about LATAN and its mission in helping Louisiana citizens to use assistive technology in all aspects of their daily lives including work, school and community living. She added that LATAN helps people with functional limitations due to aging; adding that through LATAN's Device Demonstration Center that houses over 600 devices, many citizens are helped daily. 

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         Nesbit said, "LATAN is the place where a person with a disability is given hope. Hope for a better quality of life, hope for being a contributing member in society and hope one can still enjoy a high quality of life and independence."

         This year, proceeds raised will support St. Jude's Research Hospital and the local Baton Rouge Food Bank.

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