AskPatty's very own President, Jody DeVere was appointed United Spinal Association's Board of Directors at its December 2007 meeting. Ms. DeVere already chairs the United Spinal Association Motorsports
Committee, which encourages people with disabilities, including persons
who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive
motorsports. This committee also cultivates partnerships within the
motorsports industry to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries and
Ms. DeVere has more than 25 years of achievement as a successful entrepreneur focused on sales and marketing leadership, including 10 years developing web-based business solutions across diverse industries, not the least of which is AskPatty.com, our own female friendly site, which provides advice to women from an expert panel of women in the automotive industry about car buying, selling, repair, care, and safety.
Ms. DeVere also serves as President of the Women's Automotive Association International, an organization that supports upcoming women race car drivers, diversity, and charitable giving, and provides scholarships for young women seeking careers in the automotive industry.
the United Spinal Association has become a personal passion for me due
to my son's spinal cord injury in 2005 and diagnosis of Multiple
Sclerosis in 2000," stated Jody DeVere. "The many United Spinal
Association services, educational programs, and opportunities to
improve the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries or
disorders have truly made a huge difference in our own lives
personally. It is an honor and a privilege to serve in my new role as a
member of the board of directors."
United Spinal Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries or disorders. For over 60 years, we have fought for veteran's rights and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities. We played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Our initiatives in research and education, government policy and legislation, civil rights and advocacy, accessibility and architectural design, and competitive athletics ensure that veterans and all Americans with spinal cord injury and disease live healthier, more independent and productive lives as active members of their communities. For more information, please visit www.unitedspinal.org or call (800) 404-2898.