Bonnie has joined NURIEC on October 1, 2013. We are delighted to have her on board!
During her tenure at VSA Massachusetts as the Cultural Inclusion Director, Bonnie co-produced the highly acclaimed “A Show of Hands: A Celebration of Deaf Theatre” Festival in 2005. She was been recognized by The Learning Center for Deaf for her advancing learning through the arts. Bonnie was also given an award for her 10-year services to Show of Hands Theater Company. Bonnie has coordinated and implemented two Careers in the Arts Forum for People with Disabilities conferences and a follow up Career in the Arts Forum at WGBH followed by an Inclusive by Design performance featuring Henry Butler, a renowned Blind Jazz artist.
Besides presenting at previous Leadership Exchange in the Arts and Disability (LEAD) conferences hosted by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnie has presented workshops in Universal Design, Disability Awareness, and ADA for Cultural Organizations and Communications Access. Bonnie enjoys partaking in diversity programs offered at elementary schools in the Greater Boston area under the “Understanding Our Differences” program. Bonnie is a member of the Cultural Access New England (CANE), Museum of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts Statehouse and Wheelock Family Theatre Access Advisory Boards. On the side, Bonnie enjoys her role as the New England Senior Outreach Team Leader for Sprint Relay, promoting its wireless devices and communication services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. She also appreciates working with the Deaf-Blind Community members as a provider under the Deaf Blind Community Access Network (DBCAN). Whenever time permits, Bonnie happily teaches ASL to families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing infants, age 0-3 ASL under the Early Intervention Family Sign Language Program at Gallaudet Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College. She is thrilled to be the newest member of the NURIEC team!
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