Skip to main content

The Climb Organization Inc.

Life is all about your CLIMB!!!

Contact Us
Home
Dawn's Bio
Speaking Experience
Work History
Reviews from Children
Reviews from Adults
Speaking Fees
'Aid In Dying' Bill
NJ Legalization Bill On S
End-of-Life Bill Advances
Jersey Bill Allows Life-E
Poll On Aid In Dying Bill
Carnegie Mellon Event
Respect Life Week
The Beacon Wins
Parishioner Is Strident
Grad Wins Ms. Wheelchair
Her Optimism Speaks
Named State's Ms. Wheel
Creating A Virtual Realit
Flowers
Facing Challenges
Beating the Odds
Don't Be Afraid To Stare
Horses Competition 89
Morris School District 87
They Meet the Challenge

      Dawn's Work History

          



1/2006 - PresentAppointed Morris Township Board Member on the Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee
• Confirm if all of Morris township’s public buildings and sidewalks are in compliance with legal and architectural standards and requirements with in the ADA
• Ensure if the public schools’ policies regarding access and accommodations, and public policies concerning access and accommodations have been met both the letter and spirit of the ADA
 


7/2006 – 2/2007 Movement for a Better America, Inc., Mount Freedom, New Jersey. National Disabilities Spokeswoman & Contributing Writer for the organization
• Public speaking
• Contributing articles for the Movement for a Better America’s website



1/2001- 12/2003Appointed Board Member of the Planning Committee
• Planning the Annual Images Conference
• Public speaking
• Fundraising for this committee

 



1/2001 - 12/2003Appointed Morris County Board Member on the Aging, Disabilities & Veterans
• Over saw the operations of programs for the aging, veterans and disabled from the Morris Township
• Wrote reviews on the programs’ inner workings
• Took care of distributing the funds for the county’s programs



6/2001-12/2001Network Design Tools, Inc., Eatontown, NJ. Telecommunications Network Software Tester
• Wrote and executed test plans for graphical user interface (GUI) testing of a state-of-the-art telecommunications network optimization tool.
• Performed both manual and automated testing of the GUI using self-designed scripts, WinRunner and Test Director Tools
• Documented the testing results and made recommendations to the software developers to improve the quality of the software product
• Researched and then organized demos with other companies to find the right automated testing tools for this company
 


 
1/2001 - 12/2003Appointed Morris County Board Member on the Aging, Disabilities & Veterans
• Over saw the operations of programs for the aging, veterans and disabled from the Morris Township
• Wrote reviews on the programs’ inner workings
• Took care of distributing the funds for the county’s programs

6/1999 - 7/2000 Ms. Wheelchair NJ 1999
• Public speaking
• Used communication skills at public appearances
• 7/2000 – Co-chairwoman for the Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2000 Pageant
• 11/1999 – Honored by the Township of Morris as a Citizen Extraordinaire
• 8/1999 – Competed in the Ms. Wheelchair America 2000 Pageant in Akron Ohio and won the Special Achievement Award


11/1997 - 11/1999Artios Office Technologies Inc., Landing NJ. Free lance software application and development consultant
• Developed proprietary software applications based on client requirements using Microsoft Access 97
• Applications included inventory control, parking lot control, and accounting functions


6/1997 - 8/1997IBM, Rochester, Minnesota. Pre-Professional Software Engineer
• Employee programmer performing general testing as well as GUI testing and software tool development


University of Notre Dame 1995-1997, Research Assistant to Dr. Peter Beery
• Assisted in the design and development and functioned as the principal tester of a joystick mouse with application potential for many disabled computer users


6/1991-8/1991 Frigidaire Company, Home Comfort Products, Edison, NJ. Consultant in the area of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Developed specifications to bring a 1.2M sq. ft. manufacturing facility, employing 1.5K employees into compliance with this landmark legislation
• Recommendations and implementations included policy, access, accommodation and physical renovation
• Recommendations based on federal regulations were developed to assure compliance with legal and architectural standards and requirements
• Suggested accommodations were challenged in court and were ruled to have met both the letter and spirit of the law