VisionServe Alliance appoints Jason Eckert
Vice President and COO
For Immediate Release
VisionServe Alliance has appointed Jason Eckert as Vice President and COO. Jason, who joined the organization as a Contracted Project Manager in September 2023, has been widely recognized for his leadership in the field of vision rehabilitation and employment for people with blindness and low vision. He is known for his skills in working closely with providers and community partners to remove impediments to success and foster the development of innovative, goal-oriented programs.
Jason has 25 years of professional experience in the Blind and Vision Impaired community. He began his career as a Rehabilitation Counselor providing career services at Lighthouse International (now Lighthouse Guild) and later joined the New York State Commission for the Blind, where he rose to become Downstate Regional Coordinator, a position he held for seven years. From 2021 to 2023, Jason served as the Executive Director at the Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.
Jason holds many postgraduate certifications in counseling, has completed several government executive training programs, and received many management and leadership awards. He has lectured widely on topics related to blindness and vision impairment. Jason earned an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology with a secondary field of study in Special Education from The George Washington University.
Jason reports to Lee Nasehi President and CEO. He is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization, budgeting, policies, and procedures and overseeing special projects and internal and external committees. Jason develops and maintains community partnerships and implements strategies to further the organization’s mission and improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Lee Nasehi said, “VisionServe Alliance has been on a steady growth trajectory since coming out of the pandemic, and on track with our 5-year strategic plan goals, which included having at least a $1M annual operating budget and additional executive level professionals from our field on staff. Jason is a thoughtful and inspiring leader with a strong background in our field and lived experience that will serve VisionServe Alliance and our national community well for many years to come.”
Please contact Jason if you are interested in forming partnerships with VisionServe Alliance, becoming a VisionServe Alliance member organization or joining VisionServe Alliance’s Public Policy Committee, CEO Affinity Group, Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition (AVLNC) and/or BVI Funders Group.
When asked about his appointment Jason said, “In this role I hope to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within VisionServe Alliance and the Blind and Vision Impaired community at large.”
Please join us in welcoming Jason Eckert to the VisionServe Alliance team.