BANA Elects Officers for 2019, Welcomes New Board Member

Press Release
December 2018
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Dunnam, Chair
Braille Authority of North America
410-659-9314 extension 2427

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) held its fall 2018 meeting November 1-3 at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting was hosted by the American Council of the Blind.
During its three-day meeting, the BANA Board reviewed semiannual reports from its eighteen general and technical committees—each of which works on specific charges from the Board—and acted on recommendations from these committees. Portions of the Thursday and Friday meetings were dedicated to further development of BANA's strategic planning and the steps that will implement this planning.

Cynthia Skandera, Horizons for the Blind representative, was welcomed as BANA's newest Board member.

The Board established the 2019 budget and elected officers for 2019. The elected officers are:

  • Chair: Jennifer Dunnam (National Federation of the Blind);
  • Vice-chair: Tamara Rorie (National Library Service);
  • Secretary: Dawn Gross (Alternate Text Production Center of the California Community Colleges);
  • Treasurer: Jessica Rivera (Associated Services for the Blind).
  • Frances Mary D'Andrea serves as BANA's Immediate Past Chair.

BANA's next meeting will be held May 2-4, 2019, in Toronto, Canada, and will be hosted by CNIB (the Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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