VisionServe Alliance Honors Melody Bettenhausen

Melody Bettenhausen Receives a VisionServe Alliance 2024 Annual Award


VisionServe Alliance Honors Melody Bettenhausen with the 2024 Cathy Holden Excellence in Managerial Leadership Award

VisionServe Alliance is thrilled to honor Melody Bettenhausen, COO of Ensight Skills Center for making a difference in the BVI field through creative leadership, dynamic communication, and dedication to improving the lives of people with blindness and low vision.

The Cathy Holden Award honors a senior team member of a VSA member organization who has made an impact on, contribution to, or led staff in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Melody Bettenhausen for her commitment, passion, and service to the field. “The work Melody Bettenhausen and her team at Ensight are doing changes lives every day. Melody develops innovative solutions to overcome key barriers for people with vision loss, one example being the traveling Onsite program, which addresses the challenges of client transportation to services,” said Lee Nasehi, President and CEO of VisionServe Alliance.

In addition to her COO role at Ensight, Ms. Bettenhausen spent over 13 years as its Development Director, and also served as Commissioner of the City of Loveland Human Services Commission.

The Cathy Holden Excellence in Managerial Leadership Award will be commemorated at the Tuesday, April 16th Awards Luncheon at VisionServe Alliance’s Focused on the Future Leadership Conference, in Kansas City, MO.  Learn more about VisionServe Alliance’s Annual Awards and annual conference

About VisionServe Alliance
VisionServe leads an alliance of 130+ member organizations that vastly improve the lives of people with blindness and low vision. VisionServe Alliance collaborates with leaders to enhance the health of the BVI field by maximizing engagement with life-changing vision rehabilitation training and services, addressing strategic issues impacting the field, cultivating leadership, enhancing management systems, sharing best practices, increased capacity-building and sustainability, informing public policy, developing groundbreaking data reports highlighting profound issues impacting people with blindness and vision loss, and more. VisionServe Alliance also leads the Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition (AVLNC), a consortium of leaders advocating for the needs of adults 65+ with blindness and low vision.

About VisionServe Alliance Annual Awards and Leadership Conference
VisionServe Alliance bestows its Annual Awards on leaders and innovators in the BVI field. Leaders receive Annual Awards in several categories at our annual leadership conference.

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