Contacting NABS

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We hope our website provides you with answers to many of your questions, but if you would like to contact NABS please reach out to any of the below Board Members and we will do our best to be of assistance.

The State System

NABS has developed a state system. There are 8 groups, and each group is served by a NABS board member. State Liaisons are here to advise you on building and strengthening your division.
If you request a rep, we'll do our best to provide a representative for your division's next event.

Below, you will find a listing of all of the NABS board members, the states they serve and their contact information. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding your state, region or NABS as a whole. We're always open to new ideas and suggestions.

If you would like to have a NABS representative speak at your event, complete the NABS Rep Request Form.

Meet the 2018 Board

President: Kathryn Webster

(203) 273-8463

I am exceptionally humbled and honored to serve as President of the National Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind. This past May, I graduated college from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Analytics, with minors in Statistics and Computer Science. This fall, I will begin my full time job in Washington DC working for Deloitte Consulting as a strategy business analyst. I plan on attaining a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Statistics in the near future. Outside of mentoring blind students, volunteering in the community, and advocating at the local and national level, I enjoy traveling around the world, reading biographies and nonfiction novels, and spending time on the beach with family and friends.

As we embark on the 50th year of NABS, I am eager to transform the dreams of blind students into pure reality. With the support and ambition from the NABS Board, we are ready to take on new initiatives and programs that ensure success for our fellow students. Moreover, we aim to reach out to more students in order that our message is heard and spread widely. We need you as much as you need NABS, so come learn about us and grab hold of a project we are working on. I very much look forward to learning from you all and working together with love, hope, and determination!

1st Vice President: syed rizvi

(413) 250-3523

Hey NABSters I am super stoked for this opportunity to work with you. I’m from Massachusetts, a proud graduate of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, and go to school at the University of Texas at Austin. I am majoring in Government, with aspirations of one day practicing law. When I’m not busy building the federation or studying in the library, I lift for my university’s power lifting team. I love the outdoors, exploring new places, and cooking Pakistani food. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help or advice.

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

2nd Vice President: Kenia Flores

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Secretary: Melissa Carney

(860) 391-9319

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina

Treasurer: Dustin Cather

(309) 267-7670

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Tennessee

Board Member 1: Mausam Mehta

(540) 886-5330

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • South Carolina

Board Member 2: Tarik Williams

Hi NABS! I am 24 years old. I graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with an English Writing degree and a minor in professional secondary education. I am an easy person to talk to. I enjoy sports and working hard in every aspect of my life. I am attending Louisiana Tech for my masters in counseling and guidance. At this program, I am receiving certifications in Rehab Teaching and orientation & mobility (NOMC.) During my down time, I am either watching Law and Order SVU or writing music. I look forward to working with you!

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Indiana
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Board Member 3: Janae Burgmeier

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • Washington DC

Board Member 4: Justin Salisbury

Contact me regarding the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont