Scott V. Krug, President and Owner of Vision Dynamics and New England Low Vision and BlindnessScott has worked in the Low Vision and Blindness field since 1992. Recognized as a low vision technology expert, Scott frequently facilitates training workshops and presents for regional conferences, senior communities, colleges, veterans and eye care professionals.
Beyond group lecturing, Scott enjoys bringing technology into client’s homes and demonstrating its ease of use. He recognizes the responsibility of helping someone choose the right technology tool that can have a dramatic impact on improving their day-to-day life in becoming more independent, active, and happy.
David Keeler, General Manager of Vision Dynamics and New England Low Vision and Blindness
David Keeler is an experienced executive management professional with over 20 years of business leadership experience across multiple industries and disciplines. With a background in sales, operations, and general management, David has a strong customer satisfaction orientation and distribution knowledge. He joined the New England Low Vision and Blindness team in April of 2013 with an aim to help build the infrastructure to take the business to it’s next level. David serves on multiple Boards of Directors and has also served as a Revenue Co-Chair for the March of Dimes Central Massachusetts. When not working, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.
"Give me a firm place to stand and I will move the earth." ~ Archimedes
Dr. Kara C. Gagnon, Low Vision Clinic at New England Low Vision and Blindness
Dr. Kara Gagnon received her Doctor of Optometry in 1995 and spent 18 years in the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Connecticut, serving as the Director of Low Vision Optometry at the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and Director of Optometric Acquired Brain Injury Clinic. Dr. Gagnon has taught at various colleges of Optometry, most notably as Assistant Clinical Professor of Visual Sciences at Yale Medical School Department of Ophthalmology for more than a decade. She is also currently the Founder and CEO of Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services. Dr. Gagnon has helped write national policy on the delivery system standards of care for visually impaired, blind and traumatically brain injured veterans. She has been awarded with seven national Commendations from the Department of Veterans Affairs, an award from the National Blinded Veterans Association and an award presented by Dr. James Peake (former Secretary of Health of the Department of Veterans Affair). Dr. Gagnon has also served as an Executive Council Member of the Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association; Chair of the Brain Injury Committee of the Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association; membership and Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry; Advisory Board Member for SUNY College
"Kindness is a language which the Deaf can hear and the blind can see." ~ Mark Twain
Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist and Trainer for Vision Dynamics and New England Low Vision and Blindness
Michelle has been working with adaptive computer technology since 1995. Yes, that was the tail-end of the DOS years for adaptive technology. Michelle typically works alongside the TVI, and she provides Assistive Technology Evaluations for students IEP. Michelle is skilled in providing trainings, evaluations and support in adaptive technology for the visually impaired, although her heart belongs to the blindness products. In Michelle’s adaptive technology travels, she has worked in schools, businesses; small and large, private homes, and organizations. She has also worked with people in many states in the USA and even as far away as India. Michelle loves to listen to books; it’s one of her favorite things to do, and she listens where ever and when ever she can.
"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in." ~ Isaac Asimov