Hallie Hovey-Murray, Founder and President
Hallie Hovey-Murray is the Founder and Managing Partner of Gordian Partners. Hallie is a graduate from William & Mary Law School and an Attorney. She founded and currently serves as the Director of the Autism Success Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which works to help provide college preparatory resources for high-school students on the Autism Spectrum. She is a 2019 graduate of William & Mary Law School, and a 2016 graduate of Southern Methodist University. In 2019, she was named to the Gamma Phi Beta national 30 Under 30 list. She is a keynote speaker and has published a memoir, Overcoming Expectations. Her work as an inclusion advocate has been featured in numerous publications across the United States. She has presented to numerous groups, including the Virginia Tech Autism Research Conference, Dominion Energy and Mitchell College.
To learn more about Hallie’s work as a speaker & author, please visit halliehoveymurray.com.
Catherine Pall, Education & Accommodation Consultant
Catherine is a Detroit, Michigan native who started working with students with special needs while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field. After receiving her BA in History in 2004 she attended Eastern Michigan University where she pursued a dual Masters and Teacher Certification program. This is where her passion for special education law began. She then taught special education in a self- contained classroom in Maryland for students with a variety of disabilities, before moving to Virginia where she co-founded Richmond Autism Integration Network where she currently serves as Program Director. She now runs successful programs that help adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder understand who they are, build self-esteem, and develop life and social skills. Her education and personal experiences with her own disability and in the field, allow her to be an advocate for families that need help in the Richmond, VA area. She has been able to help countless families to better understand the law and obtain the services that their children desperately need. Catherine is excited to utilize her experiences as an educator to work with educational institutions and workplaces to develop practical accommodations for individuals with both developmental and physical disabilities.
Chastity Bailey, Workplace Inclusion Consultant
Chasity Bailey is a native to Princeton West Virginia. She obtained her BA in Psychology from Concord University in 2010, and her MA in counseling in 2013. In 2016, she left West Virginia to attend William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, from where she graduated with a J.D in 2019. In addition to her educational pursuits, she has written numerous peer reviewed medical articles. She now focuses on corporate public policy and works Fortune 500 Company.
Chasity was diagnosed with a physical disability shortly after her very premature birth. Because of her personal experience with disability, and because of her understanding of the common dynamics fueling workplace discrimination against those with who are differently abled, Chasity can explain how to best include people into the work environment to make use of the skill sets that people with varying abilities can provide. Chasity knows how important an inclusive work environment can be to a company’s economic growth and security. She believes that companies should look to adapt to a changing workforce, one that includes talented people of all abilities to increase productivity and generate new revenue sources.