Last month, one of our own, Goodwill of Orange County Business Development Manager Eric Bisaillon was recognized with the Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award at Santa Ana Chamber’s 2019 Difference Makers event.
The annual event honors local business leaders and outstanding graduating students who are impacting our community in extraordinary ways. And that is truly Eric.
In January 2015, Eric began working for Goodwill of Orange County as a Job Developer and was promoted to Business Development Manager soon after. Eric’s dedication to providing communication, technology, education, training and employment services to people with disabilities and barriers in our community was evident from the moment he joined the team.
Eric is committed to creating new and innovative programs to give people hope, being a good steward in the community and providing pathways to independence.
The main program Eric supports provides jobs for more than 500 people with various barriers, including autism, Down syndrome, visual impairment and people with various intellectual disabilities.
Eric loves his position and the impact he makes on the people he serves. The passion and drive he has for helping people living with barriers comes from a place near to his heart. His 18-year-old son, Kyle has Angelman’s Syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that primarily affects the nervous system.
Eric has been involved with the Santa Ana Chamber for the last three years, becoming more active the last two years by becoming an Ambassador and now serving as a Co-Chair of the Ambassador Group for a second term. He also serves on the Community Engagement Council.
Goodwill of Orange County is proud to acknowledge the contributions that Eric Bisaillon has made for individuals living with disabilities in Orange County to find meaningful employment.