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News in Vision Rehabilitation

Mass. Eye and Ear congratulates Janet L. LaBreck on her nomination as President Barack Obama’s Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education.


Janet L. LaBreck is the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), a position she has held since 2007.  Ms. LaBreck joined the MCB in 1985 as Consumer Advocate.  She has served in a number of positions at the MCB since then, including Independent Living Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, and Regional Director of Central Massachusetts.  Since 2005, she has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Assumption College, where she teaches courses in rehabilitation of the blind and case management in rehabilitation.  She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the New England College of Optometry.  She received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.Ed. from Springfield College.


Mary Lou Jackson, MD, Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear poses with Janet L. LaBreck, nominee for Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education at a recent meeting.