Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is pleased to announce that Cindy Watson has joined the organization as the Vice President of Services. Watson will lead all aspects of our Services for the blind and visually impaired focusing on providing the highest quality of rehabilitation, training, employment and social support that will enable the blind and visually impaired to live independent and successful lives.
“I am very excited to be joining the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. Continuing my service to north Texans who are blind or visually impaired”, Cindy stated.
“The Dallas Lighthouse is excited to have Cindy join our leadership team,” said Laura Klein, Executive Vice President. “She brings with her exceptional knowledge and leadership in the area of vision loss and rehabilitation services and will help the Dallas Lighthouse expand our client services in North Texas. Currently we serve 11 counties and 150,000 blind and visually impaired, in just 10 short years due to the growth of the region the number will double to 300,000. There is much work to be done and Cindy has the passion and vision for how to support our client growth.”
Watson, was formerly the Director of AFB in Dallas, a former member of the AFB Board of Trustees, worked at Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, as director of Contract Services, she was a fellow at the National Industries for the Blind and worked in vocational rehabilitation, counseling and employment assistance for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services-Blind Division.
Watson earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Certificate in Business from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Founded in 1931, the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit 501c3, focuses on improving and enhancing the lives and opportunities of individuals in North Texas affected by blindness. Our guiding principle is the belief that with knowledge, training and motivation, people with visual impairments can succeed and thrive in any workplace, live productive and meaningful lives, and be important contributors to their communities. For more information, visit www.dallaslighthouse.org.