Monthei Named Outlook Enrichment’s First Visually Impaired Executive Director
Paulette Monthei has been named the new executive director of Outlook Enrichment (outlooken.org), a nonprofit providing resources and support to those with vision loss so they can remain independent. Born legally blind, Monthei marks the first executive director in the organization’s history who is visually impaired, as is each member of the nonprofit’s staff.
Monthei joined the Outlook Enrichment team as program manager in July 2020. She led the execution of Outlook Enrichment’s cultural, recreational, adaptive technology training and education programs. She also implemented new, inclusive programs to help people with limited vision live more fulfilled lives. In her new role, Monthei will continue leading programs, in addition to fostering relationships with Outlook Enrichment’s many participants, collaborators, and supporters, inviting them to empower their blind and visually impaired neighbors in their journeys beyond vision.
Monthei holds a bachelor’s degree in social work, specializing in disability law, from the University of Iowa. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Bellevue University. She has participated on numerous boards and committees serving the disabled. Currently, Monthei serves on the Nebraska State Independent Living Council, the Aging & Vision Loss National Coalition’s Public Policy and Funding Committee, and the Aging & Vision Loss National Coalition’s Access to Quality Services Committee.
For more information about Outlook Enrichment’s programs or resources, please visit outlooken.org or call (531) 365-5051.