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Nov. 11, 2021

The Death of Engracia Figueroa, United Airlines, and All Wheels Up

The Death of  Engracia Figueroa, United Airlines, and All Wheels Up

United Airlines ableism and the death of Engracia Figueroa is discussed by All Wheels Up Michele Irwin and TInamarie Duff

This week, Torin and Julie discuss United Airlines ableism and the death of Engracia Figueroa and joined by special guests CEO, Michele Irwin, and Founding Board Member, Tinamarie Duff, of All Wheels Up.

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Intern: Elizabeth Duff

Image by Hand in Hand: Engracia Figueroa

Tinamarie Duff

Disability Advocate

Tinamarie Duff is a global advocate in the area of disability, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the Global Lead for Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS) people and business resource group, DAWN, Tinamarie is responsible for disability inclusion programming and initiatives in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America and oversees cross-functional and cross-disciplinary projects to drive inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities throughout the organization from both an employment and ‘customer’ perspective. Tinamarie is a founding board member of All Wheels Up, the only organization globally conducting crash testing research for wheelchair tie downs and advocating for accessible commercial flight.
She has spoken internationally about disability inclusion, including at Inclusion Works, Disability:IN, World Institute on Disability, CUNY and GRYT. She serves as an advisory for Disability:IN NJ affiliate and a Board member of Bender Leadership Academy. Tinamarie lives in NJ with her fiancé' and two active teens . Disability is a part of Tinamarie’s lived experience.  Tinamarie holds a BA and MBA from Dowling College.