Deborah Lovell Bio

Deborah Lovell is currently the Family Outreach Coordinator at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia where she works with blind veterans from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Prior to moving to Augusta she worked as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Georgia Department of Labor in the Atlanta area for many years. She began her career as a senior case manager with the Hall County Department of Family and Children Services in Gainesville, Georgia.

Ms. Lovell earned a M.A., in Blind Rehabilitation from Western Michigan University and a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University. She l holds certifications as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, (CVRT) and as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, (CRC). She is also recognized as a Certified Mentor in the Veterans Health Administration as well as a certified PAIRS instructor for the VA Marriage Enrichment program.

Some of her professional and community affiliations include: Georgia Association for the Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired, (GA-AER),Georgia Rehabilitation Association, (GRA). She was recently appointed to the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council. Ms. Lovell is a member of the Georgia Council of the Blind and serves as president of the Augusta chapter.