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DAN Disability Advocates Network - EchoStar Employee Resource Group

Our Mission

The Disability Advocates Network helps to encourage an atmosphere of understanding, respect and support for EchoStar employees who personally live with illness, pain or disability, or who are caregivers themselves. In addition, we aim to positively impact employee families, our customers, our company, and our communities.

Your Advocacy Starts Here!

Are you a EchoStar employee with a passion for helping others? Have you wanted to share your ideas of how to make the world a better place? Have you ever needed a helping hand or been the first to extend one yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining us as a member, a volunteer, a leader; a part of the Disability Advocates Network.

DAN NATIONAL BOARD

Wayne Connell

Wayne Connell

Founder & President
Chelsey Brinkerhoff

Chelsey Brinkerhoff

Vice-President
Marc Paladino

Marc Paladino

Executive Sponsor
Will Linder

Will Linder

National Board Member
Bree Schmitt

Bree Schmitt

National Board Member

ad·vo·cate

A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
A person who pleads on someone else’s behalf.