Known as a national thought leader and keynote speaker, Janet L. LaBreck was nominated by President Barrack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2013 as the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the United States Department of Education. The Rehabilitation Services Administration was established to provide leadership and resources to assist states and other agencies providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, independence and integration into the community.
Ms. LaBreck began her professional career in 1985 with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), where she also served as Commissioner during the last six years of her tenure. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the New England College of Optometry (NECO) for her innovative leadership and commitment to inclusive partnerships. Her commitment and dedication in the field of blindness was recently honored with the dedication of the Janet L. LaBreck Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation at the New England College of Optometry.
Ms. LaBreck is a member of the Board of Trustees for both the Perkins School for the Blind and the National Braille Press. She is President of Janet L. LaBreck Consulting, LLC, as well as a Principal Partner with Synergy Consulting Partners, LLC.Meet Our Team