Global Advisory Board
We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and are passionate about spreading our message of AIR (accessibility, inclusion, and representation) and the value of people with disabilities with the world.
Consultant | Bold Blind Beauty
I was born in a small Texas town and raised in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from college, I started a career in fashion at the flagship store of Nordstrom. Currently, I’m an early childhood teacher, specializing in literacy.
Chief Communications Officer | Bold Blind Beauty
Consultant and Trainer- Helping folks to launch or relaunch their Careers!
Nasreen is proud to be a Canadian and enjoys meeting new people and learning about their unique cultures and professional backgrounds. She has expertise in consulting with not-for-profits in the areas of Management, Administration, Assistive Technology, Leadership and is a Certified Recruiter and Trainer.
Global Brand Ambassador | Bold Blind Beauty
As a professional with a vision impairment, Oksana knows first-hand the issues a visually impaired professional faces to be fully included in the community and in the workplace. Among her many skills, she’s been invited to speak at several national and international conferences, forums and round tables about the issues related to PWDS employment and the issues related to accessibility and blindness awareness.
Major Gift Specialist, American Foundation for the Blind & The Voice of Abby
Melody Goodspeed (a.k.a. the voice of Abby), Major Gifts Specialist at AFB, is responsible for securing financial resources through strategic and effective donor relations, building and managing major gift-level portfolios, and securing planned gifts. She actively engages with audiences from all walks of life, from the disability community to beyond, sharing the stories of AFB to potential donors about AFB’s progress and how the organization relies upon public engagement and gifts in order to create and effect positive systemic and societal change.
Aaron Linson is a search consultant for Talentric LLC. And executive search technology firm based in Georgia. In his spare time you can find him podcasting, reading science fiction novels, playing guitar, bass, piano, pharaoh, mandolin, and banjo. He is also a songwriter but has nothing published yet. He is always driving to reach higher in his profession, and life in general.
Founder | Bold Blind Beauty
Kindness, compassion, and a deep desire for social justice are central to who I am; these are my values. I founded Bold Blind Beauty out of a personal need for empowerment that I wanted to share with others. After an amazing stint at one of the Big Four accounting firms, I was finally able to pursue my passion for becoming a full-time abilities crusader (advocate). The one thing sight loss has taught me is perception is much more profound than seeing. I may have lost my sight but my clarity has increased exponentially, and for this I am grateful.
Mississippi State University
Sylvia Stinson-Perez is an experienced professional in the blindness field. She is a wife, a mother, a mentor, an advocate, and a blind woman who is passionate about ensuring everyone knows they can be bold, beautiful, and live a life of purpose.