To Our Partners and Supporters,


The Center for Disability Inclusion wants to take this time to thank all our partners

for supporting us in 2021. You are what makes this organization successful, and

we are proud to walk along side each of you on your journey as we elevate

disability inclusion. You have continued to show your commitment and resilience during this pandemic, proving that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce

and workplace is essential for everyone to belong.

We also want to thank our board of directors for their support and dedication to CDI.

This "Year in Review" helps us express our accomplishments and shines a light

on all your work. Thank you again as we continue to advance disability inclusion together in 2022.


Your CDI Team,

Darla Wilkerson

Brenda Perkins

Meaghan Walls

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Thank you to the 2021 Board of Directors

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In partnership with 60+ companies, the Center for Disability Inclusion commends some of the nation’s leading brands like Cerner Corporation, Performance Contracting Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many more who are committed to advancing disability inclusion in their workforce, workplace, and marketplace. Thank you all for your continued support and partnership.

Educational Webinars

·       37 events

·       1377 attendees

New brand in 2021. Now serving nationwide


Business Partnerships

24% increase in new business partners – 10 new business partners in 2021

Many doing business nationally and globally


Community and Strategic Partners

100% increase - 7 new community partners, doubled in 2021


Partner Renewal Rate

99% renewal rate, 38 renewals in 2021

Congratulations to our CEO – July 2021

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce was proud to celebrate and honor the people advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the business community at their 2021 POWER of Diversity Awards Breakfast virtual livestream. The celebration honored the three 2021 Ace Award winners and Champions of Diversity. ​Ace Awards honor up-and-coming senior level managers who are advocating for expansion of their company's DEI efforts. Receiving one of the Ace Awards was Darla Wilkerson, our Chief Executive Officer!


Consulting and Training

Delivered Extensive Disability Inclusion Training and Consultation

33 Businesses

2,000+ Attendees


Jobs Ability Online Job Board Usage

Great way to connect with Talent

52% more candidates build profiles

81% increase in job postings


2021 Disability Inclusion Champion

Performance Contracting Group

Jessica Criss, Mike Metcalf, and Robyn Kavanagh


Thank you to all our Partners – Over 60 Brands in Partnership

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Thank you to our 2021 Board of Directors

George Calvert /President - Jack Henry & Associates

Kathleen Cooper/Vice President - Enterprise Bank & Trust

Kathy Smith/Treasurer - Children's Mercy Hospital of KC

Jennifer Hertha/Secretary- UMB

Teresa Salinas/Past President - Cerner Corporation

Larisa Brown - Hallmark

Derrick Nelson - St. Luke's Health Systems, Boise

Zachery Kissel - CVS Health

Mike Wiley - The Whole Person

Silas Dulan - Evergy

Caroline Magruder - Rediscover

Donna Ward - Federal Reserve Bank

Michael Murry - GT Independence

Cecily Bee - Performance Contracting Group