Meet The Author
Elly du Pre, Florida Agencies Serving the Blind
Over 45 years in nonprofit management and program development. Currently managing a consortium of 17 non-profits who are the expert providers of vision rehabilitation--moving beyond vision loss--to people living with low vision or blindness in Florida. Rebranded and developing business plan and strategic plan. Previously, led Lighthouse of Broward for 11+ years, during which time we earned the coveted 4 Star Charity Navigator designation. Started first nonprofit computer instruction for blind individuals in Miami and built collaborations with dozens of corporations. Started first vision rehabilitation program in Fort Lauderdale. Achieved full reaccreditation of programs for maximum terms consistently since 1980s. Implemented scientifically valid evaluation of all programs in 2006. Board member, officer and chair of numerous nonprofit or community committees or boards locally, statewide in Florida and nationally. Published author of professionally reviewed articles, speaker at local-state-national conferences.