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.

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.

Trevor Hinds, National Director of Program Operations

Graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Feminist Theory and Linguistics, Trevor Hinds has spent 15 years working in the not-for-profit sector before returning to school for his Master’s in Business Administration. As a large picture visionary with an understanding of the need for solid systems to support that vision, Trevor has helped support organizations align their vision to their reality through team engagement and community collaboration.