Michael Monteferrante, President and CEO of Envision, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB). Monteferrante was also elected to serve as the vice chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the board.
Founded in November 2001, NAEPB is an association of more than 60 agencies from across the United States that share a common goal of providing employment for those who are visually impaired. The NAEPB’s mission is to represent and protect the collective interest of its member organizations to enable them to strengthen and maximize opportunities for those they serve.
Election to the NAEPB Board of Directors is a sign of confidence and trust from the membership and conveys substantial responsibility to those who are elected, wrote NAEPB Secretary Lou Moneymaker in informing Monteferrante of his appointment.
In many cases, board members have the honor of helping fellow NIB and AbilityOne agencies grow their revenues and their employment. AbilityOne is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or who have other significant disabilities find employment by working within a national network of more than 600 nonprofit agencies that sell products and services to the U.S. government.
As a board member, Monteferrante will represent the NAEPB at conferences and meetings of related organizations, strive to build relationships with organizations important to the NAEPB’s mission, serve as liaison to an assigned list of member agencies, elect NAEPB officers, help to develop the organization’s annual budget, chair committees when called upon to do so, and will otherwise represent the organization and its mission in all internal and external affairs.
I am honored to have been elected to the NAEPB Board and am excited about what the appointment means, not only for Envision, but for all NAEPB member associations and the many deserving individuals for whose benefit we all exist, said Monteferrante.
I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on the board and all NAEPB member associations to secure a brighter future by establishing more job opportunities and the potential for more revenues with which we can fund many programs benefiting the broader community of people who are blind or visually impaired.