Disabilities in the Workplace

Julia Achee, Human Resources & Policy Director for Chevron

Thanks to member George Messina for catering this week’s networking event at Rooftop on Basin.

In addition to HR and Policy Director, Achee is Chevron’s Employment Compliance Counselor who shared information on understanding hidden disabilities and how to build a workplace where employees feel like they belong regardless of their disability. With sixteen percent of U.S. workers having one or more non-apparent disabilities, Achee, provided some examples, such as anxieties disorder, auto immune disorders and neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD or learning disorders.  Achee, provided resources to help employers understand what they can do to help.

View the slide presentation in the archives.

Julia bio Chevron and Biddle Consulting Group 2023


Kevin Hebert, owner of St. Charles printing was introduced as a new member.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano, membership chair at membership@gnoea.com.

Thank You & Announcements

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • November 7th – No meeting
  • November 14th – Larry Collins, Executive Director International Commerce – Louisiana Economic Development
  • November 21st – Thanksgiving
  • November 28th – TBA
  • December 5th – Melissa Sawyer, Youth Empowerment Program
  • December 14th – Christmas party hosted by Catherine Shreves

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar. Speaker suggestions: contact Program Chairman, Chad Perrier cperrier@udi.com.