National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky

Lexington Chapter


NFB and NFB Lexington

The National Federation of the Blind is the largest non-profit organization of people who are blind speaking for themselves nationally and internationally. The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is changing what it means to be blind in our society. With the philosophy that "it's respectable to be blind", many people who are blind have made great strides and excelled in accomplishments, such as, becoming educators, attorneys, engineers entrepreneurs and advocates. The National Federation of the Blind sponsors numerous programs, services and scholarships for people who are blind.

The National Federation of the Blind of Lexington is a chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky which is an affiliate of the national organization. NFB of Lexington was founded by Pamela Roark-Glisson in april of 1994. Pamela Roark-Glisson and the early pioneers of this chapter were diligent and instrumental in ensuring that NFB Lexington provides support, information and mentoring to those in the community who are blind or who are losing their vision. Members of NFB of Lexington are very active in the community by working, serving as advocates, using public transportation and attending Council meetings. Members of NFB Lexington enjoy attending church, frequenting favorite restaurants, concerts and ball games as well as engaging in other activities.


Meet Our 2014 Board

2014-2015 NFB Lexington Board
Last Name First Name Position
Roark-Glisson Pamela President
Collier Desh Treasurer
Glisson John Secretary
Kennedy Ruth Board Member
Hamraz Hamid Board member
Cannon Harley Chaplain
Edwards Robert Director - Education, Advocacy and Recruitment
Harrell Donna Director - Activities

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. blindness is not what holds you back. You can live the life you want!

Supporting NFB Lex

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