The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) is happy to announce two new members to its Board of Trustees.
Dr. Glenda Savitz, OD, has been managing a medical practice and providing care to patients in Newton for the past nine years. She received a doctorate degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, completed residency in ocular disease at the Veteran's Affairs Boston Healthcare System and post-residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Savitz enjoys utilizing state-of-the-art technology to ensure early detection and management of systemic disease with ocular manifestations. Her clinic interests include retinal pathology and dry eyes.
She currently has a daughter in Marie Philip Elementary School.
“TLC’s mission of providing quality deaf education is very powerful to me since I am a parent of a deaf child,” Dr. Savitz said. “I am committed to working hard to provide service on the Board and am hoping that as both a parent and healthcare provider I can contribute a unique perspective. I may not have the answers, but hope I can ask the right questions.”
Faye Kuo, JD, began her legal career as a civil rights litigator and advocate for deaf and hard of hearing people's rights to equal access and effective communication. After nearly five years of litigation and advocacy work, she moved to a large non-profit to support its grant and business development group before becoming its in-house attorney and chief legal officer. During her nine years there, she worked on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters to support the organization's business and operational groups' legal needs. She has also served as the organization's board's corporate secretary and privacy officer, tasked with broad oversight of the organization's overall compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
“The quality of education that deaf and hard of hearing children receive is key to their ability to succeed personally and professionally as adults,” Kuo said. “I look forward to joining the TLC Board and share in the commitment to help ensure that TLC continues to set the standards of excellence in education for deaf and hard of hearing children.”
Faye currently serves as deputy general counsel at Gallaudet University and splits her time between Texas and Washington DC.