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 2019, the committee will convene for the third 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.
Executive Director, American Council of the Blind
President of the Senate, Barbados
Dr. Britt Raubenheimer
Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Advocate & Student at Coventry University studying Spanish.
Executive Director, Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired and 2017 Holman Prizewinner
Consultant, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Assistant Deputy Director, CA Department of Rehabilitation
former Outreach Manager, Guide Dogs for the Blind
Christopher Downey, RA
VP, Danish Association for the Blind
Dr. Joshua Miele
Scientist, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Institute
Dr. Mona Minkara