South Central

HKNC Regional Network

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Contact Info:

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

Ryan Odland (Regional Representative)
Voice: 516-965-1039
VP: 225-330-8192

Amalia Davila (Administrative Assistant)
Mobile: 516-460-6702 (Text)
VP: 310-953-4740

Ryan Odland

Regional Representative Ryan Odland

Our regional offices bring HKNC resources to you.

Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to DeafBlind 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.

Meet the representatives and specialists in your region.

Ryan Odland smiling into the camera

Ryan Odland

Regional Representative

Mr. Odland is the assistant director of field services at Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults. Mr. Odland provides guidance and support to field services across the United States in developing and managing in-state employment-related and rehabilitation services. As a senior leadership team member, Mr. Odland participates in the organization’s strategic initiatives advancing employment opportunities and inclusive living. Based in St. Paul, Mr. Odland holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.A. degree in special education from Gallaudet University, and completed studies in the M.S. program in Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Mr. Odland is a Certified Rehabilitation Leader (CRL), obtained from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.  Prior to the appointment, Mr. Odland held various positions at HKNC as a project coordinator of the New York State iCanConnect program and a regional representative for the Mid-Atlantic, North Central, and Rocky Mountain regions. He also held other positions as an outreach consultant at the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind and a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State Services for the Blind of Minnesota.

Local & Community Services

Are you interested in getting involved in the DeafBlind community in the South Central 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.

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