Ambassador Program

We believe every woman who competes has a strong and powerful message that still needs heard, so we created the Ambassador Program.  This program is headed by former Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania titleholder 2010 Kristin Rebstock.  Each contestant receives an Ambassador sash at the crowning event.  They are able to use their sash to help promote their chosen platforms and gain more confidence.  They participate in monthly virtual calls where they will learn more skills to become an even stronger advocate.

Current Ambassadors

Amanda Urgolites

Hastings, PA

Amanda is a very talented artist who uses her wealth of creativity to raise awareness about the way acceptance and accessibility are key to people with disabilities leading full, independent lives within their community. 

Jessica Gardner

Johnstown, PA

Jessica’s platform is stopping service dog fraud. Her service dog, Ford has been the key to her independence. She has partnered with Canine Companions for Independence to educate others about her platform.

See how Jessica’s service dog Ford helped her get through quarantine 

Watch here!

Kate Chasar

Philadelphia, PA

Kate has dedicated her life to advocating for people with disabilities.  She does so through her role as Executive Director at Bucks County Center for Independent Living or on the basketball court as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers Wheelchair Basketball Team. We are so proud to support her efforts as she fights for disability rights and equality.

 

Megan Patrick

Hershey, PA

Megan has chosen to tackle employment concerns for persons with disabilities. In addition to her role as an information associate at Hershey Medical Center, she has been busy educating herself about supportive programming that enables job seekers to be successful in the workplace. She is passionate about helping others seek and secure reasonable accommodation to perform job duties.  Stay tuned as she plans to contribute to employment-related legislation once normal operations resume.

Ms. Wheelchair
Pennsylvania 2021
awarded to

Jessica Gardner

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