Continuing on the Board: Karen Heesen and Nick Sinram

A group of people inside the Council pre-COVID

Council Board of Directors

The Council is pleased that Nick Sinram and Karen Heesen are continuing their positions.

Nick, a budget and policy specialist with the City of Milwaukee, was introduced to the Council as a scholarship recipient in 2007. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2012 with degrees in Psychology, Political Science and Public Administration before attending law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Karen has been an active member of the Council board at different times throughout the past three decades. She is a teacher at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and lives in Janesville with her family.

As a board representative on the scholarship, gratitude,  awards and advocacy workgroups, she addresses topics including accessible voting, transportation and educating the public about the abilities of people with vision impairment.

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