Regional Services Coordinator
Chad Metcalf assumed the duties of the Regional Services Coordinator for the Southwest Region on June 2021 and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Southwest Region. Chad covers American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Chad also supervises the DeafBlind Specialists for Arizona and Hawaii, as well as the Coordinator for the California Community Services Program (CSP)/Regional Representative for California, and CA CSP/Region 9 Office Manager.
Chad began as a freelance trainer in 2014 to DeafBlind consumers in California, Nevada, and Ohio through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). He became HKNC’s part-time Associate Regional Representative from August 2015 to December 2018, concurrently with his part-time position at the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired in the California NDBEDP. He was promoted to HKNC’s full-time Regional Representative and became the first CA CSP Coordinator in January 2019.
Chad is DeafBlind due to Usher Syndrome and holds a B.S. in business administration from Gallaudet University.