The Impact of Work on Benefits: Worried about losing public benefits? Competitive employment IS an option! Benefits Planning & Work Incentives: Busting Barriers to Employment
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 3-4pm ET.
Guest speaker: Lesly Quintanilla Lopez is the executive director for The Keys Advocacy Center, Center for Independent Living where she is responsible for a multi-county, community-based project from SSA and for the Independent Living program covering the Florida Keys. As an advocate for people with disabilities and the elderly for the last 14 years, her skills and areas of expertise include advocacy, disability issues, and health insurance specifically Medicare.
Lesly enjoys serving and contributing to her community and she is currently involved with:
- The Alliance for Aging, as part of the Board of Directors, and volunteering for the SHINE program as an Area Coordinator for Monroe County since 2009 and
- The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) educating Medicare beneficiaries in how to prevent fraud to Medicare since Feb 2014
- Disability Independent Group (DIG) as a newsletter contributor since April 2014
The American Red Cross Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter as a Community Volunteer Leader. In this volunteer role, she serves as an ambassador for the Red Cross in Monroe County. She also sits on the Red Cross South Florida Disability Integration Team since May 2019. This year, 2021, Lesly was named the Disaster Cycle Services Preparedness Volunteer of the Year!
Lesly was awarded The Golden Choices Volunteer of the year recognition from the Department of Elders Affairs State of Florida some years back for her volunteer services to SHINE program from the Alliance for Aging. Some of her hobbies and special interests include spending time with her family, reading and being involved in serving her community. Lesly has been happily married for the last 28 years and lives in Homestead, which is a 45-minutes ride from the beautiful Florida Keys where she works.