Journey to Independence: PACTT's 17th Annual Work of Heart 

Thank you!

PACTT Learning Center would like to thank the many supporters who came out to celebrate our mission at the 17th Annual Work of Heart.

Your generosity inspires us to grow and better serve our participants with autism.

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 (from left) PACTT Executive Director, Dr. Kristen Huffman-Gottschling; Work of Heart honoree Randy Lewis; PACTT Board of Directors Chair Melba Graffius Swoyer;

(from left) PACTT Executive Director, Dr. Kristen Huffman-Gottschling; Work of Heart honoree Randy Lewis; PACTT Board of Directors Chair Melba Graffius Swoyer;

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   Randy Lewis, 2018 Work of Heart Award Recipient.

Randy Lewis, 2018 Work of Heart Award Recipient.

Introducing:

 randy lewis

Pactt's 2018 work of heart award winner

Randy Lewis was a senior vice president at Walgreens for seventeen years until his retirement in 2013. During his tenure as head of supply chain and logistics, Walgreens expanded from 1,600 to over 8,000 stores. While in that position, he created a disability employment model to integrate people with disabilities as equals into its workforce. This resulted in ten percent of Walgreens’ workforce consisting of people with disabilities. 

Randy is also the author of No Greatness Without Goodness: How a Father's Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement. His son Austin has autism and continues to be an inspiration and teacher for Randy. He believes that people with disabilities are “us” and any differences are minor compared to how we are alike. Mr. Lewis has received numerous awards for his volunteer work and advocacy. His compassionate view towards individuals with a disability and their potential for a rich, meaningful life echoes the work we do at PACTT in providing greater access and choice for people with autism. 


PACTT proudly honors Randy Lewis for his advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities. His passionate belief in the dignity of every human being has compelled him to be a leader in the disability employment movement.