When you think of technology’s leaders, Chandra Miller Fienen, executive director of StartingBlock Madison, would like YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg or Epic CEO Judith Falkner to be top of mind.
In Wisconsin, 15,000 people are living with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. That’s prompting Rachel Wilberding to work to increase community awareness and access to help across the state.
Because of Denise Ney’s work as director of the dietetics program at UW-Madison, patients with the rare genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) now have tastier options to meet their extremely limiting dietary needs.
“People with disabilities are just like the rest of us. They want to be in relationships. They want connections, and sometimes that means they want sex,” says Ellen Merker, owner of Heart Consulting in Madison.