Whether it’s consultation services, installation, training or election services, our Inclusion Solutions Leadership Team has experience to ensure compliance and usability.
Patrick Hughes, Founder and CEO of Inclusion Solutions
Patrick Hughes started Inclusion Solutions based on the simple idea that all people deserve equal access. Patrick found the purpose of Inclusion Solutions by talking to business owners and election officials. He asked, “How can I find practical and affordable solutions that ensured compliance with the ADA?” In these conversations, he learned most were willing to make changes that provided accessibility and inclusion for all, but were stymied, unable to find solutions within their economic means. This became his challenge — and this challenge became the start of a company.
Continuing his conversation with people with disabilities, Patrick engaged the community in developing our first product, the BigBell. Inclusion Solutions was founded to provide such products: respecting the practical needs of election officials and businesses and expanding their services to voters and customers with disabilities.
Patrick had previously founded the non-profit “Natural Ties” and served as its Executive Director. “Natural Ties” was dedicated to fostering relationships and friendships between people with disabilities and those without. Under his leadership the organization grew to 14 chapters on college campuses around the country. He is currently active as a board member of RESULTS, and has served on the board of Equip for Equality, an organization dedicated to advancing civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois.
Sheila Kaminski, Chief Operating Officer
Sheila Kaminski brings a broad understanding of international business and finance, customer relationships, and vendor relationships to the Inclusion Solutions leadership team.
Sheila joined Inclusion Solutions in 2005, serving four years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. As COO Sheila has focused the company on a clear strategy for growth by leading its website redesign, building marketing partnerships, and collaborating with our vital partner-vendors to offer products that are innovative, affordable, and customer-focused.
As the mother of five, she knows something about making sure no task on the behalf of a customer is left incomplete. As a leader, she knows how to maintain the company’s focus on its mission to make the world accessible to all, and on outstanding customer service. Most of all, Sheila knows better than anyone how to leverage the strengths of our most important asset: the people who make up Inclusion Solutions.
Hollister Bundy, Esq., President IS Elections, a Division of Inclusion Solutions
Hollister Bundy is an expert on both the real-life needs of election authorities and the importance of accessibility in the electoral process. As a trusted problem-solver and advisor, he provides election officials nationwide solutions that make elections open, accessible, and compliant with Federal mandates.
Hollister has reviewed surveys of more than 10,000 polling locations across the United States to provide accessibility solutions. His solutions are affordable and impactful in remediating identified gaps in accessibility.
Bundy is the editor of an international election accessibility newsletter, and has spoken at numerous conferences to both disability advocates and election officials on how to protect election accessibility for voters with disabilities.
Previously, Bundy served as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall University, and worked in private legal practice. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Duke Law School.
Clark Fetridge, Director of Products & Technology
Clark Fetridge has organized the assembly and shipment of Inclusion Solutions products to all 50 states and across the globe. He has directed the fulfillment of statewide voting equipment contracts, the delivery of thousands of voting accessibility products as needed for a provincial election in Ontario, Canada, and the assembly, installation and delivery of FuelCall to US Military bases worldwide. His deep knowledge of our customer base is the foundation for our outstanding service and attention to detail. Internally, he is responsible for ensuring a productive and educated staff through advanced technology.
Lisa Henthorn, Marketing Director
Lisa Henthorn is a seasoned marketing and HR professional with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and consulting.
As Marketing Director and member of Inclusion Solutions leadership team, Lisa is responsible for marketing strategy and planning, as well as for guiding corporate communications. Lisa works with Inclusion Solutions’ sales and product management teams to devise B2B marketing programs for various vertical channels and coordinate tactical execution of sales support and promotional efforts including: advertising, collateral development, email campaigns, public relations, trade shows, and web marketing.
Prior to joining Inclusion Solutions, Lisa held leadership positions in strategic marketing at several companies. Notable is her three years as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Eyefreight, where she directed a major market launch and other brand communications initiatives.
Lisa currently lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and three daughters. She’s an avid writer and blog contributor.
Anthony Golec, Warehouse Director
From procurement to inventory management, Tony Golec gets our products to your location safely, on time, and with directions that make accessibility easy to accomplish. Never satisfied, he is implementing software that will make shipping to your location even faster in the months ahead. On a typical day Tony will assemble FuelCall systems for gas stations around the country; prepare the shipment of Pakflatt voting booths in time for an upcoming election, fulfill your BigBell web order; and sing a few harmonies along the way.
Dorie Stewart, Customer Support
Dorie Stewart is our expert editor, booker of hotel rooms for trade shows, data base compiler for mailings, and Scrabble player. Multitasking is her specialty, as no detail is left behind as she registers Inclusion Solutions for trade shows or produces mailings to customers informing them of new accessibility products.
Dorie is our voice. When Dorie answers the phone, you will recognize her Oklahoma drawl, and more importantly, her kindness. She leads in her quiet way — as when she managed our work in a faith-based grant program providing accessibility to places of worship throughout the Chicago area.
Dorie is our song writer! She writes birthday songs on everyone’s special day, playing the ukulele in accompaniment.
Dawn Betz, Customer Service
Dawn Betz is new to the Inclusion Solutions leadership team. She will most likely answer the phone when you call. You will recognize her cheerful voice that communicates immediately, “How can I help?” Perhaps it’s because she has an extensive background in promotion and motivation, serving as Athletic Director where her three athlete children go to school.
As our newest team member, Dawn is learning to manage new products, generate quotes for customers needing accessibility solutions, and keeping our database up to speed. You will find that she can be counted on to say “yes!” and get the job done.
Michael Baskin, Advisor
Mike Baskin works with the Inclusion Solutions leadership team to build an organization characterized by strong emotional intelligence and effective communication. He has supported Inclusion Solutions’ emergency management division in facilitating meetings with disability communities; he supports the company’s Chief Operating Officer in managing vendor and distributor partnerships. His strong focus on customer relationships keeps Inclusion Solutions moving ahead in a unified and effective manner.
Mike has run workshops for Fortune 500 firms as well as many mid-sized companies. He serves as adjunct faculty member at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he was given the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2012.
Mike is an avid cyclist logging 5,000 miles per year climbing the overpasses of Illinois, and, on occasion, real hills in other states.