Professional and Community Engagement

Collaborating and Advancing through Affiliations



The American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) is a national organization that brings together professionals from vocational rehabilitation, mental health, chemical health, education, interpreting, and related fields to share best practices in working with individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind to address policy and program concerns, and to network. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we serve while growing professionally.


We are the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves thousands of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing healthcare professionals and students worldwide. Since 2000, we have connected deaf and hard of hearing healthcare professionals around the world and provided support in the form of advocacy and mentorship.

National Assoc. of the Deaf

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

National Alliance on Mental Illness | ROCHESTER

NAMI Rochester is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we can advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer our support, education and advocacy as we do so.

Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund

The Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund's goal is to continue to carry on that loving and caring spirit that made Janessa so easy to love.