HCE’s Weishaar Named to NJ State Rehabilitation Advisory Council Committee 

Recently, Lauren Weishaar, HCE’s Director of Community Impact and key member of HCE’s Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services, was chosen to serve on the New Jersey State Rehabilitation Advisory Council Committee. Weishaar, who is widely recognized for her commitment and effectiveness in supporting both deaf and blind individuals in New Jersey, was invited by a representative of The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) to apply for the volunteer position.  

As a representative of the deaf and hard of hearing community, Weishaar will work closely with the CBVI and other state councils to assist in analyzing the effectiveness and consumer satisfaction of vocational rehabilitation services and make recommendations on how to improve.  

“It is truly an honor to undertake this new role and work with the Committee to advocate for the estimated 850,000 New Jersey residents who have varying degrees of hearing loss,” said Weishaar. “Through my prior experience, my role at the NJ State Rehabilitation Advisory Council Committee, and my new position with Hudson Community Enterprises, I feel so very well-positioned to bring light to the issues that I know first-hand need to be addressed – and can be addressed – with laser focus, strong partnerships, and significant resources.” 

Weishaar, HCE’s Director of Community Impact, comes to the organization with a lifelong experience as a Deaf woman, Bachelor of Arts from New Jersey City University, Magna Cum Laude, and has over 10 years of employment services experience working with the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deafblind, and blind populations. She will be focusing on HCE’s program growth, strategic planning, and business innovations. 

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