Brenda Pingel

Brenda Pingel

Benefits Analysis Advocate
Brief info

Brenda Pingel is a certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) at SAIL, The Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula.  SAIL is a subcontractor on two WIPA (Work Incentives Planning Assistance) projects covering 62 counties in Michigan. 

Brenda has a background in accounting and enjoys working with people highlighting their Total Financial Outcome.  She has received extensive training from Virginia Commonwealth University and can show you the effect of earnings from work on your disability benefits, insurance, and any other benefits you may be receiving; allowing a person to make an informed choice. Brenda works primarily in our Menominee office.




A Few Kind Words

"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."

Geri Taeckens

"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."

Jennifer Webber

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."

Kris Keranen
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