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. As Patrick talked to local business owners and election officials, he asked: “How can I find practical and affordable solutions to increase accessibility for those with disabilities and ensure compliance with the ADA?” In these conversations, Patrick learned most business owners were willing to make changes to improve accessibility and inclusion for all, but they were stymied – unable to find solutions within their economic means. Overcoming this challenge became the start of Inclusion Solutions, and its first product, the BigBell, was designed to respect the practical needs of businesses while also expanding their services to customers with disabilities.
Prior to Inclusion Solutions, Patrick founded the non-profit “Natural Ties” and served as its Executive Director. “Natural Ties” was dedicated to fostering relationships between people with disabilities and the community at large, and under his leadership, the organization grew to 14 chapters on college campuses around the country.
Patrick has served on the board of RESULTS, and Equip for Equality, an organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois.
Sheila Kaminski, Chief Operating Officer
Sheila Kaminski brings a broad understanding of both international business and finance as well as customer and vendor relationship management 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 defined a clear strategy for growth and lead the organization through new initiatives including a website redesign, marketing partnerships, and product development with our vital partner-vendors to offer products that are innovative, affordable, and customer-focused.
As the mother of five, Sheila knows something about making sure no task is left incomplete. As a leader, she knows how to maintain the company’s focus on its mission and how to provide outstanding customer service. Most of all, Sheila knows better than anyone how to leverage the strengths of our most important asset: the people who are 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 on the importance of accessibility in the electoral process. As a trusted problem-solver and advisor, he provides election officials nationwide with 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.
Hollister is the editor of an international election accessibility newsletter and has spoken at numerous conferences for both disability advocates and election officials on how to protect election accessibility for voters with disabilities.
Previously, Hollister 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 necessary for a provincial election in Ontario, Canada; and the assembly, installation, and delivery of FuelCall to U.S. 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 professional with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and consulting.
As Marketing Director and member of the 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.
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 immediately communicates, “How can I help?” Perhaps her earnest approach to meeting your needs is due to her 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 keep our database up to speed. You will find 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, and 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 for 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.