Alberta L. Orr

Alberta is currently the Director of Development for Mooresburg Community Association, an organization serving older adults in East TN. She has been adjunct faculty at Hunter College of the City University of New York for over 20 years in the Combined Master’s Degrees in Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility Program and has taught for Salus University and Florida State University.  She will also be teaching Aging and Vision Loss at East Tennessee State University.

Alberta worked at the American Foundation for the blind for 20 years and served as the Director of its National Aging Program. She was also the Executive Director of the East Bronx Council on Aging and the Disabilities Network of New York City. She was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as a member of the National Advisory Eye Council, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health. Alberta is the author of several books on aging and vision loss and co-authored with Pris Rogers. She has written numerous articles and presented nationally and internationally throughout her over 40-year career in the field of aging and vision loss. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from Columbia University and has completed the course work for her Ph.D.