Oz Mondejar grew up with a strong appreciation for the opportunities available in the United States, instilled in him by a mother who immigrated here from Cuba. He also grew up with a limb difference. Together, those experiences have helped fuel his desire to create more opportunity for skilled individuals with disabilities. Today, as the Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care, Oz is fulfilling his vision and has become a nationally recognized leader in the field.
In fact, this past week, the White House honored Oz as a “Disability Employment Champion of Change” for his role in helping to create the Working Partners Program, a public-private partnership between Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. The Working Partners program helps qualified candidates with disabilities find jobs at Spaulding or within Partners.
The Disability Employment Champions of Change program acknowledges individuals who are strengthening the American economy by making workplaces more accessible. These local leaders are also improving the quality of life of numerous individuals by providing employment opportunities that give them more control over their lives and a sense of pride in contributing their talents to the workforce.
At Partners HealthCare, we’re proud to work with people like Oz who strive to break down barriers in favor of empowering individuals through the dignity, camaraderie and independence that a gratifying career brings.
Read more from Oz Mondejar on Connect with Partners.