Tina Guenette Pedersen, RAMP CEO and USA SLICC Ambassador
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Meet Our CEO, Founder, and People-Connector
Hello, my name is Tina Guenette Pedersen.
I am a motivational speaker and national podcast host who is the CEO, President, and Founder of the national nonprofit RAMP real access motivates progress. I am also a 4x cancer, 4x stroke, and 2x heart attack survivor who 8 years ago walked into a minor procedure and suffered a stroke to my spinal cord, paralyzing me from the waist down. I didn’t let that stop me. Instead, I persevered and learned to navigate the world with a positive attitude, devoting my life to helping others by raising awareness of accessibility for all.
I work with schools, businesses, and first responders to improve communication and use best practices when working with the disability community. I also work directly with the Governor and Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, serving as Vice-Chair of the Rhode Island Governor’s Commission on Disability and Chair of the Awareness Committee. Through RAMP, I love to promote businesses, organizations, and resources from across the country to make a difference.
I love sharing my story, meeting new people and advocating for all! I am the first person of physical disability to win a national title for the USA SLICC Ambassador organization (Success through Leadership, Integrity, Character, and Confidence), which is based on community service. In the past year, I have completed 4,735 service hours and I now have a year with my crown to promote my platform and help others along the way. Allow me to visit you and help promote inclusion and accessibility for all!
“With all she has been through in her life, to get up every day with a positive attitude and to help others is a true testimony of the type of person she really is all around. Tina will do great things, and everyone should follow in her footsteps.”
- RI Lt. Governor Sabina Matos
L-R: Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera, RAMP CEO Tina Guenette Pedersen, and Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Matos