DAC serves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Texas.
Deaf Action Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and proud to be recognized as a national and international benchmark service provider.
Providing those who are deaf and hard of hearing the means to ensure advancement through education, economic security and good health.
WHO WE ARE
For more than 30 years, Deaf Action Center has empowered and equipped individuals of all ages throughout North Texas. With offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, we provide a comprehensive range of programs that combine commitment, caring, and communication to help create personal, social, and professional growth and success.
WHY WE DO IT
To make a positive change in the lives of those who are hearing, Deaf and hard of hearing. To support anyone at any age to reach their full potential. To eliminate barriers that are imposed on people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
Heather’s current position is at Deaf Action Center in Dallas as the Executive Director. She has been deaf since birth but was raised oral and discovered Deafhood much later in life. She is extremely grateful she is Deaf and wouldn’t change anything about herself and loves the community she lives in and serves.
Heather finds her position challenging and rewarding and views her d/Deaf/hard of hearing consumers as mentors. She seeks to change her thinking about her identity and how the d/Deaf are perceived. Heather spends hours researching how to improve the lives of the d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing for personal use and for the community.
One of her passions is mentoring other d/Deaf individuals to find their sense of self-worth and talents as a Deaf or hard of hearing individual. Her motto? Pass it on!
Dominic Lacy President
Michael McLaurin Vice President
Lisa Wyly Member
John and Elizabeth Criswell Founders
Holly Cates Member
Ryan Sims Member
Rachel Johns Secretary