Natalie Ludwig was recently appointed as a Commissioner on the board for the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). As a Commissioner and the Commission’s Deaf Representative Ludwig’s responsibilities include providing resources and expertise to ensure the interests of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Arizona are met. In her role, she will also act as an advocate for the deaf and the hard of hearing, providing access to the best services across the state.
Ludwig’s professional experience includes working as a forensic toxicologist with the Department of Public Safety. She received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gallaudet University, Washington, DC and her Master’s degree in forensic science from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. She is currently involved with the Phoenix Deaf Women Organization.
“Natalie is such a motivator that we’re happy to have her voice on the board,” said Sherri Collins, executive director of ACDHH. “She believes in encouraging the deaf and the hard of hearing community to follow their dreams.”
Ludwig is a resident of Peoria.
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.