Leading the way to service excellence

 

Our team of senior leaders are passionate about creating a more inclusive world for people who are Deafblind.

 

John M. Rafferty, President and CEO

John M. Rafferty joined CNIB Deafblind Community Services in 2019 as the organization’s inaugural president and CEO, and the driving force behind its creation. He is also the president and CEO of our affiliate organization, CNIB. John is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Health Policy Council and the Board of Directors for Accessible Media Inc., and is chair of Vision 2020 Canada. In 2012, he earned the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Maria Ash, Chief People Officer

Maria is an inclusive and people-focused champion with extensive experience leading human resources teams within unionized and non-union environments. Prior to joining CNIB In 2014, Maria has held leadership roles in the private, healthcare and not for profit sectors.

Sherry Grabowski, Vice President

Sherry is the executive lead for all CNIB Deafblind Community Services programs, and the staff lead to our board of directors. Before joining our team, Sherry held the position of regional director at the Canadian Hearing Society.