Board of Directors
Lindsay Ball MS. Ed.Lindsay has been involved in sports for a majority of her life. She started skiing at the age of six. From there her love for sports grew. She attended sports camps in Maine for many years throughout elementary and middle school. In middle school she began running track which led her to run cross country and track in high school. Lindsay started competitive skiing in high school and continued through college. She earned herself a spot on the United States National Paralympic Team in 2012. This led her to qualifying for the U.S. Paralympic Team for Sochi in 2014. Lindsay now runs road races ranging from a 5K to the marathon for fun. Lindsay is currently working on her Ph.D. in Health and Sport Pedagogy with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education at Old Dominion University. She became involved in MOBALE to help other blind and visually impaired individuals become active and strive for athletic success.
Steve Kelley, CVRT, CRC, CATIS
Steve found his way into the
field of blindness rehab and assistive technology as a computer user trying to
stay in the game with a vision impairment himself. Steve received MAs in both
Blindness Rehab and Rehab Counseling from UALR and has several professional
certifications—CVRT, CRC, and CATIS. Most of Steve’s experience is working with
adult learners face-to-face in their homes or a center-based program. Steve
works with the Assistive Technology Team at Hadley wears he has the good
fortune to be called a Learning Expert helping to develop training material,
work with learners remotely, and co-host Hadley discussion groups. You can also
find Steve at LowVisionTech.com and as one of the regular writers for AFB
AccessWorld and VisionAware.org.
John McMahon, Ph.D.
Dr. McMahon has been in the blindness profession for more than 30 years. During this time he has been a national figure in promoting full inclusion of blind people into school, work, and community. Dr. McMahon is a former competitive athlete, wrestling in both high school and college, and was a national champion wrestler in the United States Association for Blind Athletes National Championships in 1989. Dr. McMahon has conducted research on the impact of Sports Education Camps on participant’s physical performance, Self-Perception, and level of Physical Activity. In addition, Dr. McMahon has staffed Sports Education Camps in various parts of the country for more than 20 years.