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Colorado Families for Hands & Voices

Parents of babies who are deaf/hard of hearing often have no experience with deafness or how it affects a child's relationships and social and academic development as they grow. Donations go only toward just-in-time support for parents statewide. Your generosity improves a child's quality of life.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
1
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
4
Volunteers Annually:
43
Retention Rate:
100%

Sara Elizabeth Kennedy, Executive Director
Start Date: 2011

Sara is a mom of four children, including a college student who was late identified as profoundly deaf after a homebirth. An occupational therapist by training, Sara has worked with Hands & Voices since 2001 and currently serves as the editor of The Hands & Voices Communicator and Director for the Colorado Chapter. Sara has a special interest in practical ideas that work for families. She was a coauthor for the manual Bridge to Preschool: Navigating a Successful Transition, coordinates the Colorado Resource Guide updates, has written or presented on navigating the IEP/IFSP system, safety, giftedness, itinerant services, why families move, the decision process regarding cochlear implants and a memorable presentation on teaching our deaf/hh children about sex along with Susan Elliott, an HQ Board member and Colorado Teacher of the Year.
She reads, hikes, refinishes furniture, and skis when she can with her family.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
5
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
12
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
12

Board Demographics:

Female:
8
Male:
2
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
8
Hispanic or Latino:
2
Multiracial:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

8

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

87%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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Board Development / Board Orientation
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Fundraising
Grantmaking
Nominating
Strategic Planning

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