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Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute 

Dedicated to improving the lives of all people with disabilities through advocacy, community building, and being lifelong learners who support each other to be our best selves. 
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Ms. Wheelchair California 2023

Meet Candi Welch (she/her)

"As Ms. Wheelchair of California, I want to shine a light on Equitable Accessibility. 
During my reign, I will advocate for Travel, Housing, and Employment Equity."
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About Candis

Throughout her career, Candis has worked within the Entertainment Publicity and Executive Management sectors with celebrities such as Issa Rae, Kevin and Melissa Fredericks as “MrsKevOnStage” & “KevOnStage” (Comedian, NYT bestseller author), and Janelle James (Abbott Elementary). From there, she transitioned to local government service within the LA County Procurement and Contracts. Currently, Candis works at the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority as a DEI Practitioner, where she continues to create and implement several organization-wide equitable initiatives and plans and facilitates monthly culturally diverse events and dialogue series. She has developed and facilitated DEIA Training series for national and local non-profits and, in October 2022, provided the Keynote Speech for the State of California Department of Rehabilitation. 


Disability Pride Month

July | 2023

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About Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute

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The Miss
California LI Pageant

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Leadership and
Advocacy Education


Networking and Community Building

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Contact The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute

Get in touch with The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

State Coordinator​:

Angela Piazza

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