Eleanor Coley-Brody joined the HKNC family in May 2016 as a Case Manager for four years. She subsequently worked as a Senior Independent Living instructor for a year during COVID-19, providing virtual training before becoming the Region 2 Regional Representative in February 2021.
Eleanor Coley-Brody is a deaf professional from Long Island, NY. In 2012, she earned her M.S.W. in Social Work from Gallaudet University with a specialization in School Social Work, and received a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from SUNY New Paltz in 2010. From 2012-2016, she was a Mental Health Therapist and provided counseling services to deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind youth and adults in the state of Minnesota before returning to Long Island. Upon returning to Long Island, Eleanor became a member of the HKNC team. As a Case Manager, Eleanor provided one-on-one support to DeafBlind consumers by collaborating with HKNC training staff, their families and vocational rehabilitation and other agencies. She is eager to provide support to the DeafBlind community, families and state partners in New York and New Jersey on a larger scale.