Greetings from the new Executive Director!
In May 2017, I joined this wonderful community as the new Executive Director. I have been so pleased to get to know the staff, members, volunteers, board members and other supporters of Deaf-REACH over the past few weeks.
Deaf-REACH is a special organization; one that is rich in culture and community created by individuals and family members who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Deaf-REACH is unique in that we provide a range of comprehensive services to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; but more than anything it is a place that is welcoming and receptive to anyone who walks through the front door. I am so proud to have been given the opportunity to work here and am looking forward to enhancing the programs we offer and explore opportunities to expand.
Originally from Rochester, NY, I have lived and worked in the District of Columbia since 1985. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have been working in behavioral health services, homeless outreach, housing and a variety of evidence-based practices for the last 25 years. In addition to that experience, I have been a part of the Brookland community for the past 12 years, also home to Deaf-REACH. The staff and I are looking forward to raising our visibility and awareness in this neighborhood and the broader D.C. Community.
I encourage anyone interested in getting to know us, to come by and consider making a contribution of your time, professional connections, creativity or resources to advance Deaf-REACH to new heights.