Anindya “Bapin” Bhattacharyya - HKNC
Bapin grew up in a village twenty miles south of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He was born deaf (the cause is unknown) and became blind at age nine due to retina detachments. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Bapin also served as an adjunct instructor to offer a course in DeafBlind interpreting at Ohlone College, Fremont, CA. He currently works as the coordinator of the National Outreach Technology Development and Training Program at the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC), as well as manages Florida and Iowa DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Programs
Scott Davert - HKNC
Scott has worked as a technology instructor at Helen Keller National Center, has managed the New York iCanConnect program, and is currently the Coordinator of the Technology, Research, and Innovation Center at HKNC. Scott holds degrees in psychology and sociology, as well as a master’s in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.
Tracey Gilbert-Dallow - HKNC
Tracey is DeafBlind and originates from Tennessee. She worked at the Helen Keller National Center in New York as an instructor and is now retired.
Maricar Marquez - HKNC
Born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Maricar was diagnosed with Usher syndrome characterizing a combination of hearing loss and progressive vision loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa. She is the supervisor of the Independent Living Department at Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) in Sands Point, NY. Maricar earned a bachelor’s degree in in Communication Arts in 1994 and a master’s degree in Administration in 1997 from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Bryan Ward - HKNC
Bryan is DeafBlind with Usher Syndrome Type I. He is the coordinator of iCC Programs (National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution) for New York and Kentucky with Helen Keller National Center. He holds three degrees in business administration, management, and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Chris Woodfill - HKNC
Chris identifies as DeafBlind. He works as the Associate Executive Director at HKNC. He holds Bachelor degrees in history and Spanish from Gallaudet University, a Master degree in Latin American Studies from The George Washington University and a Master degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Deaf Education from McDaniel College. He also holds a certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Leader (CRL) given by CRCC, ICI and SVRI good for 2022-2027.
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