Southeastern Region B

Our Service Area

The Southeastern Region encompasses the following states:

Kentucky
North Carolina

Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Tennessee

What We Do

Our regional offices bring HKNC resources to you. Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers in your state and beyond, and can help you find and access the ones that are right for you.

Whether you’re interested in learning about support services near your home, would like to take advantage of the technology available through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program or want to explore the possibility of training at our national headquarters, your regional representative is your link to all that HKNC has to offer ─ consultation, advocacy, assessment, training, referrals and more.

Regional Representative

Headshot Marilyn Trader
Marilyn C. Trader, MSW

Region 4B (KY, NC, PR, SC, TN):

Marilyn Trader holds a B.S. in psychology and sociology with a concentration in political science from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in social work from Gallaudet University. Prior to joining HKNC, Marilyn was a clinical social worker, whose practice focused on the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities; their families; and service providers. She also served as a rehabilitation counselor for deaf-blind individuals at North Carolina’s Services for the Blind. Working in collaboration with other agencies, she continues to advocate for support groups and the implementation of SSP programs locally and nationally.

Contact Information

Marilyn C. Trader, MSW (Regional Representative)

Email: marilyn.trader@hknc.org

Janice Hanvey (Administrative Assistant)

Email: janice.hanvey@hknc.org

PO Box 380

Concord, GA 30206

Voice: 516-350-1026

VP: 919-585-5428

Local Events

Are you interested in getting involved in the deaf-blind community in the Southeast Region? Your regional representative can provide information about social gatherings, conferences, listservs and more. Check this space for announcements about upcoming events or contact your regional representative to request email notifications.

HKNC to hold Run/Walk in North Carolina!

Local Resources

You need answers about what’s out there for you, and HKNC has them.

Ask your regional representative about:

  • The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • Local services and referrals
  • On-site assessment, consultation and training
  • Making connections with other individuals and families within the deaf-blind community
  • Technical assistance and in-service training
  • Plans for youth transitioning from educational programs to post-educational services
  • Educational materials and presentations about the capabilities and preferences of people with combined vision and hearing loss

If the services you need are not available in your area, you might want to consider exploring HKNC headquarters in New York as an option for assessment and training. Check out our FAQs and contact your regional representative for more information.

Local Organizations


HKNC maintains relationships with various government agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve deaf-blind individuals. Your regional representative can connect you with the best contacts at each organization.