Meet the Wheel:Life Team
Wheel:Life began as a way to connect friends who use wheelchairs, regardless of the reason why they use a wheelchair in the first place. Our staff is comprised of a network of people who contribute as freelance writers, columnists or ongoing editors.
Every person on the Wheel:Life team quietly works in the background to create more ways for our readers to connect with each other, as well as with community advocates and healthcare providers. We all share the same vision of expanding this circle of friends for our members and for the community that we serve.
Lisa Wells created Wheel:Life as a social community for friends who use wheelchairs after hearing from so many followers of another online community [Life After Spinal Cord Injury] that she created four years ago to support people who have spinal cord injury.
With the goal of connecting more people with new friends, Lisa turned Wheel:Life into a reality.
When she’s not managing the inner workings of Wheel:Life, Lisa also runs a successful consulting practice, Get Social Consulting, where she guides healthcare providers in creating support programs and communication resources for people who have disabilities. A frequent speaker and guest columnist, you will find her presenting at disability and healthcare conferences nationwide. She is also an avid writer, and has authored two books available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Monica Michelle Manley currently is studying at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado, pursuing degrees in Business, Communications and Marketing. Monica contributes to Wheel:Life on a weekly basis as an associate editor.
From 2011 she worked for John E. Phillips at Nighthawk Publications, editing for magazines, blogs and ebooks, as well as managing social media, marketing, photography and videography. On top of her current studies, Monica also manages the student faculty in the department of marketing and social media for Johnson and Wales’ Center for Academic Support.
Amirah Salim currently is pursuing her MBA at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN, and has a wide range of sales and marketing experience in the healthcare, medical device, and non-profit industries. Fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and French, Amirah contributes to Wheel:Life on a weekly basis as an associate editor.
Amirah has worked with some of the leading health providers in the home medical equipment industry including Invacare Supply Group, UroMed and Assuramed. She also has served as a democracy program intern for the world-renowned Carter Center, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, and has travelled to Egypt to assist with the country’s national election process as part of that role.