Doug Hovey: Equal Rights Champion (Aired June 19, 2009)
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Distinguished guest Doug Hovey is the recipient of the NYS Senate’s 2006 prestigious Achiever’s Award, which recognizes accomplishments on behalf of the community while overcoming personal challenges, and the recipient of the Red Cross 1995 Humanitarian of the Year Award. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities, Doug Hovey is founder and Executive Director of Independent Living, Inc. in Newburgh, N.Y., serving more than 2,500 annually. Independent Living, Inc., offers programs and services dedicated to ensuring universal access and opportunity in every aspect of community life to those of any age with disabilities of any kind.