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With team members stationed from Florida to Alaska, our impact can be felt every day for those we serve. In our 2023 fiscal year:

Our team members share our mission of “helping people” every day. Some of their stories are below.

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Elyssa Forester Career Journey Spotlight

Career Journey Spotlight: Elyssa Forester

Our long-standing team member, Elyssa Forester, employment services manager, has gracefully navigated her 15-year tenure at LifeView Group through personal challenges and a deep-seated love for legal intricacies. Elyssa began working with us while she was still in college in 2009, initially assuming the entry-level role of behavior health technician at Lakeview Center’s West Florida […]

lifeview group ranked number 8 by Women's edge, 2024 top 100 women-led businesses in florida

LifeView Group ranked #8 on Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Florida

Pensacola is home to one of the state’s top women-led businesses. LifeView Group ranked No. 8 on this year’s “Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Florida” by The Women’s Edge. The list includes nonprofit and for-profit organizations whose leaders are among the highest-ranking female executives in the Florida marketplace. Allison Hill, LifeView Group’s chief executive officer, […]

Team Member of the Quarter Shawn (left) and Dwight Davis, president of GCE (right)

Congratulations to Team Member of the Quarter Shawn!

Shawn Reeves, Grounds Landscaper on the Lakeview Center main campus in downtown Pensacola has been named Team Member of the Quarter for Global Connections to Employment! Shawn Reeves, Grounds Landscaper on the Lakeview Center main campus in downtown Pensacola has been named Team Member of the Quarter for Global Connections to Employment! Shawn demonstrates compassion […]

LifeView Group named VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer

LifeView Group named VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer

Pensacola, Fla. (May 1, 2024) – LifeView Group has been designated a VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer for 2024, recognizing the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. LifeView Group supports veterans and their families through its three affiliates: Currently, 160 veterans work at LifeView Group sites across […]

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GCE 2023 Team Member of the Year

Hayli Gourley is the GCE 2023 Team Member of the Year. She was born with a learning disability and worked hard to earn her high school diploma. Her first job was at a hotel, but she longed for teamwork. Today, Hayli is on the food services team at Global Connections to Employment (GCE) in Tacoma, […]

2023 Pinnacle Award honoree Lori Kain

Pinnacle Award honoree

Pensacola, Fla. (January 2, 2024) – Lori Kain, director of government and community relations for Global Connections to Employment, is a Pinnacle Award honoree. Each year, 850 Magazine honors leading women in business who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of their communities. Lori is a tireless advocate for persons with […]

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GCE achieves five-star accreditation

Pensacola, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2023) – GCE achieves five-star accreditation for excellence in food services. The Global Connections to Employment team at Naval Air Station Pensacola is based near the home office. GCE serves as one of the country’s largest private employers of persons with disabilities. “Most galleys score a three-star accreditation, but GCE achieves […]

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Florida Exceptional Employer

Pensacola, Fla. (November, 6, 2023) – GCE is a Florida Exceptional Employer. The Global Connections to Employment (GCE) food services team working at Naval Air Station Pensacola and Corry Station is the recipient of this prestigious 2023 recognition. The state of Florida chose GCE as an honoree for their work hiring individuals with disabilities. As […]

Pensacola City Council President Delarian Wiggins presents proclamation for National Disability Employment Awareness Month to team members from Global Connections to Employment (GCE). GCE is one of the country’s largest private employers of persons with disabilities and is based in downtown Pensacola.Pensacola City Council President Delarian Wiggins presents proclamation for National Disability Employment Awareness Month to team members from Global Connections to Employment (GCE). GCE is one of the country’s largest private employers of persons with disabilities and is based in downtown Pensacola.

‘Advancing Access and Equity’

Pensacola, Fla. (October 13, 2023) – “Advancing Access and Equity” is the theme of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Global Connections to Employment (GCE), based in Pensacola, Florida, is one of the country’s largest private employers of persons with disabilities. GCE kicked off NDEAM celebrations with a proclamation from the Pensacola City Council […]