The 2020 Holman Prize Committee

Our inaugural panel of Holman Prize judges came together at LightHouse headquarters in June 2017 to choose three winners from a pool of more than 200 ambitious and adventurous blind candidates. In 2020, the committee convened for the fourth time to decide on the next three blind prizewinners. Encompassing a wide range of expertise, our international committee members – virtually all of whom are themselves blind – embody the spirit of James Holman, our finalists and the LightHouse for the Blind’s overarching mission.

Meet previous Holman Prize committees.

Bill Raeder
Bill Raeder
Retired, President of National Braille Press
Bryan Bashin
Bryan Bashin
CEO, LightHouse for the Bind and Visually Impaired
Don Brown
Don Brown
CEO, Access Work Systems
Jason Fayre
National Lead Accessibility and Assistive Technology, CNIB.
Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts
Honorary Committee Member & Author, "A Sense of the World" about James Holman
Jim Kutsch and his guide dog Easton
Jim Kutsch
Retired, President of The Seeing Eye
Joseph Chan
Joseph Chan
LightHouse board member & Retired, CFO, Association of Bay Area Governments
Kathryn Webster
Kathryn Webster
Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting
Kerryann Ifill
Former President of the Senate, Barbados. & Rotarian
Michelle Hackman
Michelle Hackman
Journalist, Wall Street Journal
Mike May
Mike May
Chief Evangelist, Access Explorer
Natalia Martiniello
Natalia Martiniello
Ph. D Candidate, Wittich Vision
Dr. Sharon Sacks
Sharon Sacks
Board Chair for LightHouse, and retired Superintendent of the California School for the Blind
Will Schell
Will Schell, J.D.
Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office Designated Federal Officer, Disability Advisory Committee Federal Communications Commission