Debra Buckley Elected Board President of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeannette Johnson
DEBRA BUCKLEY ELECTED BOARD PRESIDENT OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES
(Grand Rapids, MI, August 25, 2015) – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services announces that Debra Buckley, a retired teacher from the Grand Rapids Oral Deaf program, will be the new board president of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, effective immediately. She succeeds Kristin Dart, who served as board president for three years.
The board members and staff of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services welcomes Debra Buckley aboard, and wishes her every success in leading this organization. The organization also extends its deep thanks to Kristin Dart for her service and support for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
“As a former board member and a longtime volunteer of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, I’ve seen the impressive work that’s been done by the organization and its supporters,” said Buckley. “I look forward to building upon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services’ successes as we continue to collaborate with our stakeholders and communities to enhance accessibility and cultural awareness in West Michigan, for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.”
About Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Deaf, Inc., dba Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, is an independent 501(c)3 agency serving Grand Rapids and surrounding areas since 1996 (incorporated in 2002). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services strives to create a positive impact on Deaf and hard of hearing individuals’ lives and help them realize their full potential in society as productive, independent, capable and contributing citizens. Its mission is to provide communication, human services and education to Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities with the goal of inclusiveness in Western Michigan.