Teri Shirk is president and chief executive officer of the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which provides counseling, vision rehabilitation and employment services to more than 4,500 people annually in the greater Cincinnati region. Services include early childhood, low vision, skills of daily living, access technology, safe travel training, as well as employment in its industries program, contract management services and base supply center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Earlier, Ms. Shirk was vice president of program services at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley where she led a large team serving 17,000 individuals in a variety of programs including workforce development, aging, behavioral health, vision loss and services for people with disabilities.
With 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, Ms. Shirk has held progressively responsible leadership positions at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Miami Valley Industries and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ms. Shirk serves on the Board of Directors of Aullwood Audubon. Earlier, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Brain Health Foundation, the Kentucky Governor’s Committee on Alzheimer’s, and the Board of Directors of Volunteer Caregivers Program at the University of Louisville. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.