Maureen Nietfeld is originally from Philadelphia and went blind at the age of 17 from a rare genetic disorder. Maureen attended training at the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2009 and her life was transformed. After her training, she was hired at the Center as a Home Management Instructor. In 2018 Maureen left the Center to have her son and then served on the Colorado Center for the Blind Board of Directors for two years. She returned to the Center to become Director of Student Services. Maureen has a passion for working with blind people to help them live the life they want. As a woman with multiple disabilities and an education in lifestyle medicine with an emphasis on wellness, her deep interests are in creating an environment where diversity thrives and people learn to live their best lives.
Maureen serves as Second Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and numerous other leadership roles in the National Federation of the Blind at all levels.