Spectrum Works recently said it appointed Marjorie Ramos, chief people officer at Bergen Logistics, to its board of directors. Ramos brings extensive experience and passion for promoting inclusivity in the workplace and will help further Spectrum Works’ mission of creating more opportunities for the often-overlooked population of neurodiverse people.
Ramos began her collaboration with the Secaucus-based nonprofit in 2021 when Bergen Logistics partnered with it to establish an autism job training program at its North Bergen location. Through this partnership, Ramos witnessed firsthand the positive impact the partnership had on the lives of the autistic individuals and the Bergen Logistics employees.
Having previously served on Spectrum Works’ advisory committee, Ramos’s appointment to the board of directors, which coincides with Spectrum Works’ 10th year of operation, will allow her to leverage her expertise and influence to contribute to increasing awareness about the untapped potential and unique strengths that autistic individuals possess and work closely in collaboration with Spectrum Works to ensure that employers recognize and utilize these talents to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
“Spectrum Works is thrilled to announce the appointment of Marjorie Ramos to our board of directors,” Ann Marie Sullivan, founder and CEO of Spectrum Works, said. “Marjorie brings with her a wealth of experience combined with a passion for empowering individuals and cultivating inclusive communities, which aligns perfectly with the core values that Spectrum Works holds dear. Her strategic insights will help guide Spectrum Works and enable us to reach even greater milestones in our mission to create inclusive workplaces for autistic individuals. With her deep understanding of talent management and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Marjorie is poised to make a significant impact in advancing Spectrum Works’ initiatives and driving positive change within our organization.”
“I am honored to join the Spectrum Works board of directors and contribute to their important work,” Ramos said. “I firmly believe in the power of inclusive employment and the value it brings to both autistic individuals and the companies they work for. As an HR professional, I have been committed to fostering an environment where individuals are recognized and valued for their unique contributions to the workplace, both within Bergen Logistics, and society as a whole. Together with Spectrum Works, I am excited to help promote inclusive employment opportunities, leading to healthier lives and more promising futures for autistic adults.”