Lois Boyle, President & Executive Director

Lois Boyle has been a Court Reporter since 1981 when she graduated from Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, MD with a degree in Court Reporting and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Adminstration from Strayer University, Newport News, VA in 2006.  She is a Registered Professional Reporter and Registered Merit Reporter.  She is owner of Boyle Reporting & Captioning Services, LLC. She has served as Director and Treasurer of Virginia Court Reporters Association and was elected President of Virginia Court Reporters Association in March 2014 - March 2016 and is currently Immediate Past President until 2018. 

 

Mrs. Boyle began providing CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) for Deaf/Hard of Hearing persons in 2007 and became involved in their advocacy efforts to obtain access to performing arts theaters and currently provide open captioning at performing arts theaters.  Working with other organizations such as the Hearing Loss Association Virginia Beach Chapter, the Norfolk Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities and Faith Inclusion Network, Mrs. Boyle became increasingly aware of the lack of accommodation at public venues for persons with hearing and vision loss.

     

Mrs. Boyle established Access Virginia to provide open captioning and audio description for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Vision Impaired at public venues.  By offering these accommodations, theaters can gain new audiences, bring former audiences back to the theater, as well as enhance and provide the most enjoyable experience for current audience members.

Brenda Kennedy, Treasurer

Brenda Kennedy is a retired Career Technology educator of 40 years.  She taught in Norfolk Public Schools. She currently serves as Treasurer at Virginia Alliance Retired Americans - State Treasurer since November 2012.  From November 2012 to November 2014, Brenda was Project Coordinator / Co-President at Norfolk Federation of Teachers Retirees - Chapter Coordinator and Co-President.  She has also held a number of offices as Union Field Representative, Executive Board Member, Building Representative at Norfolk Federation of Teachers - Union Field Representative, Executive Board Member, Building Repres Career Technology Educator to name a few.  Mrs. Kennedy has skills and expertise in the area of Marketing Strategy, Social Networking, Data Analysis, Nonprofits, etc.

Tiffany Boyle, Secretary

Tiffany Marie Boyle is a Florida native, currently residing in Virginia. She holds a BS in Business from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters in Management from the University of Maryland University College with a minor in Nonprofit Association and Association Management. She travels extensively throughout the world networking, creating memories, making friends, and helping others. 

 

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Emerge the Magazine, LLC. A company that focuses on promoting entrepreneurs and cultural events through publication. She founded the Magazine in 2014 to provide numerous avenues of exposure for small businesses and the owners. 

 

Ms. Boyle is the Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News, Virginia. She was elected in 2017. Her responsibilities are to assess and administer various taxes regulated by the State Code of Virginia and the Newport News ordinances. 

Angela Hill, Director

Angela P. Hill is a graduate of Norfolk State University (1988), graduating cum laude with a degree in Public School Music.  Due to a progressive hearing loss, she returned to school and obtained certification in office technology, having worked in that field since 1995. 

 

Mrs. Hill is an advocate for communication access for persons with hearing loss and/or sight loss. She advocated for open captioning at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia beginning in year 2010. She serves as a Director on the Board of Access Virginia as well as being involved with several disability related organizations: 

  • Norfolk Commission for Persons with Disabilities 

  • Hearing Loss Association of America Virginia Beach Chapter

  • The Virginia Association of the Deafblind 

  • Faith Inclusion Network 

  • Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss 

  • Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning

Frances Durham, Advocate for the Blind/Vision Impaired

Frances Durham is a High School graduate from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Hampton.  She then received a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia. Ms. Durham is currently working at Endependence Center, Inc. as a Community Work Incentives Coordinator under the Social Security Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program under the Ticket to Work program. Ms. Durham is also a member of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, and a member of The Virginia Beach Town Center Blind Lions Club.

Jacki Bruce, Director

January 01, 2020

Jacki Bruce lives with her husband Collin and their cat Squeaker in Williamsburg.  She loves her career doing massage and also enjoys volunteering in her community, attending theatre, cooking, and swimming to name a few.  This year one of her goals is to promote awareness for people who are visually impaired. 's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Lori Moffatt, Director

January 01, 2020

Lori Moffatt is a Chicago native, happily transplanted to Virginia through marriage.  Much of her career has been in marketing and promotions, more recently switching industries to work as a Technical Project Manager for an Oracle software partner.  She has worked professionally in the capacity of an Account/Project Manager as well as Volunteer with other nonprofit organizations, including Komen for the Cure and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, among others.  She and her son have a passion for theatre and spent many “mom/son date days” attending theatre productions.  She is excited to be on the Board of Access Virginia and using her skills to help give more people access to the arts and theatre.

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