Loretta H. Murray, Esq., the Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy of Mill Neck Services (MNS)—an organization dedicated to providing employment and services for Deaf and disabled adults—was among the 2017 honorees for Long Island Business News’ Diversity in Business Award.
The award, which is designed to highlight the outstanding achievements of business leaders of diverse ethnic backgrounds and those with disabilities, is a reflection of Loretta’s exemplary career dedication.
“We work with many people who are marginalized by society because of their disability,” she said. “To us, they are family. They know we are concerned for their welfare. People can come to us with any problem or issue, and we will try to help them to the best of our ability.”
MNS was created with one goal: to allow Deaf and disabled adults the same access to employment and community services as their non-disabled peers. Loretta and MNS devoted staff will continue to use their resources to act as advocates for equality in the Deaf and disabled community.
“None of this was done by me alone,” she concluded. “Rather, it was through a village of caring people.”