Blind since childhood, Kathy Gallagher joined National Industries for the Blind (NIB) in 1989 as a rehabilitation specialist, later moving into the role of employment services specialist. Gallagher has personally provided work skills training to more than 1,000 employees at NIB’s associated agencies. In 2012, she was honored with the John H. McAulay Award, recognizing professionals who have made outstanding contributions to helping people with visual impairments secure employment.
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