VisionServe Alliance Honors Tammy Owen

Tammy Owen Receives a VisionServe Alliance 2024 Annual Award


VisionServe Alliance Honors Tammy Owen with the 2024 Excellence in Leadership Award

VisionServe Alliance is thrilled to honor Tammy Owen, President and CEO of VIA, for her energy, strategic thinking, and commitment to improving the lives of the people with blindness and low vision.

In addition to her role at VIA, Tammy is an active member of the New York Vision Rehabilitation Association and NYS Preferred Source Program. She also demonstrates leadership through advocacy with the NYS legislature and NYS Commission for the Blind. Tammy was previously the President of Buffalo General Hospital.

The VisionServe Alliance Excellence in Leadership Award honors an Executive Director, President, or CEO of a member organization who has shown exemplary industry and professional leadership. 

“Tammy empowers her team to help them realize their full potential. Over the past decade, she has helped VIA evolve into the tremendous organization it is today –  providing life-changing programs and services for so many living with blindness and vision loss,” said Lee Nasehi, President, and CEO of VisionServe Alliance. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tammy Owen for her drive, intelligence, and service in support of people with blindness and low vision.  

The Excellence in 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. Tammy will also be recognized on a print/Braille plaque in the  Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field Hall of Fame at the American Printing House for the Blind. 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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