Nancy D. Miller

Executive Director/CEO, VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Nancy D. Miller works with people of all ages that are blind and multi-disabled. She is Executive Director/CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 1987. VISIONS serves 7000 people each year with in-home, community and center-based programs.

Ms. Miller serves on the Senior Advisory Commission to the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA). She offers training and presentations on Vision Loss sponsored by NY State Office for the Aging, NYC Department for the Aging, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, nonprofit agencies, library systems and local and national conferences.

Ms. Miller has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development from Cornell University and a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in group work and aging. Ms. Miller serves on the Board of Directors of Human Services Council; is a co-founder and Volunteer President of the New York Vision Rehabilitation Association; serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and a reviewer for the Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness. She is President and Secretary of the Brooklyn Bridge Lions Club and Vice President of the 500 Greenwich Street Condominium Association.

She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Hunter Brookdale Center on Healthy Aging. The National Association of Social Workers Foundation honored her with the designation Social Work Pioneer and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is the Editor of Vision and Aging: Issues in Social Work Practice, Haworth Press. Her awards include the Community Trailblazers Award from Beyond Focus Media of Brooklyn, Practitioner of Distinction Award from National Rehabilitation Association, Maggie Kuhn Advocacy Award from Presbyterian Senior Services, Senator John E. Flynn Award from American Council of the Blind NY and VisionServe Alliance Excellence in Leadership Award. She is married to Jerry Miller, a former nonprofit administrator and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. They are vey proud of their four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.