We believe every woman who competes has a strong and powerful message that still needs heard, so we created the Ambassador Program. This program is headed by former Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania titleholder 2010 Kristin Rebstock. Each contestant receives an Ambassador sash at the crowning event. They are able to use their sash to help promote their chosen platforms and gain more confidence. They participate in monthly virtual calls where they will learn more skills to become an even stronger advocate.
Amanda Urgolites is 25 and hails from Hastings. Her disability is Ehler-Danlos syndrome and had been using a wheelchair since 2017. Amanda is an artist who is passionate and driven to advocate for the disability community. Recently, she has decided to focus and speak on the mental health of disabled individuals, as it is something has battles with frequently. In Amanda’s free time she enjoys dedicating her time and talents to help others in neeXQd through several organizations and charities. This is Amanda’s third year participating as an active Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania participant.
Christine Vasui is 27 and hails from Erie. Her disability is cerebral palsy. Christine is newly engaged and lives with her fiancé after dating for 4 years. She graduated from Edinboro University in 2017 with a degree in social work. Her passion for helping others led her to her current job as an Independent Living Specialist at Voices For Independence. Her job allows her to help people with disabilities achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. In her free time she enjoys concerts, being active outdoors, and meeting new people.