Wade Wingler is vice president at Easterseals Crossroads and provides executive leadership and support to a wide variety of quality, innovative services to people with disabilities and their families. (Assistive Technology, Autism, Adult Day Services, Home Modification, Adaptive Driving and Enterprise IT) He is the agency’s information security officer and ensures HIPAA compliance throughout the agency’s data systems. He did his undergraduate work at Butler University, holds an MBA from Indiana State University, is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) and a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS). He launched and grew the INDATA Project’s social media platforms, including the creation and hosting of the #1 podcast on assistive technology, Assistive Technology Update.
He is a well-known speaker at national and international conferences and has taught college-level courses on disability, accessibility and technology at Indiana University, Purdue University and Vincennes University. He is a past-chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability-City of Indianapolis, a past-president of the Indiana Rehabilitation Association, and he serves on a variety of advisory boards and committees for organizations such as The Human-Computer Interaction Department at the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Government Affairs Committee for the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. Wade’s personal mission statement is “to be a great husband and father as well as a non-profit-focused, tech savvy senior executive who helps lead people and organizations in reaching and exceeding their goals.”