Kristin Johnson, Market Development Director, Managed Services at Atlas Professional Services, has joined the board of directors for Tampa-based nonprofit Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision. She will also serve as co-chair of the organization’s marketing committee.
“Macular degeneration runs on both sides of my family – one of my grandfathers is legally blind because of it – so this cause is important to me personally,” Johnson said. “This also was a natural fit because the organization incorporates so much technology into its services, and I work in the IT industry.”
The services offered at Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision help to maximize independence and provide employment opportunities for persons who are blind or visually impaired. They include rehabilitation and vocational training programs, public education programs, adaptive aids and appliances, and more.
The agency currently serves over 1,000 clients of all ages residing in Hillsborough, Polk and Hardee counties, and relies on funding from foundations, grants, individual donors and annual fundraisers like “Dining in the Dark,” an event that provides a unique sensory experience, as guests dine blindfolded. The organization provides on-site services in Tampa and in Winter Haven, Fla.
“The Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision is excited to have Kristin join our board of directors,” said Sheryl Brown, president and CEO of Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision. “Her experience in marketing is so welcomed, and we look forward to her assisting us with a much-needed ongoing marketing plan.”
Johnson’s board term will last three years.
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