Joann Rushing

Director, Deaf/Blind Services

Joann has served as the Program Director for the Deaf-Blind program at The Lighthouse for 13 years. She provides independent living skills training, advocacy, telecommunications equipment assessment and training, communications assessment and appropriate referral services. Joann is responsible for overseeing three grants integral to The Lighthouse’s operations, including the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. She also manages the Deaf-Blind Training/Retreat and the Deaf-Blind Club. Prior to joining The Lighthouse, she served as program manager at a center for independent living for 12 years. Joann is fluent in American Sign Language.