VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement is thrilled to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our remarkable CEO and President, Tammy Owen, as she receives recognition in Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women list!
A Passion for Empowering Others
Tammy Owen’s passion for helping others has been the driving force behind her incredible career. From her early days as an athletic trainer to her leadership roles in renowned hospitals, and now as the head of VIA, she has dedicated herself to removing barriers and empowering individuals to unlock their full potential.
A Journey of Impact and Growth
Tammy began at Springfield College in Massachusetts, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education and sports medicine. Her commitment to making a difference led her to pursue another bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, which paved the way for her role at Buffalo General Hospital. Over two decades, Tammy Owen climbed the ladder of success, holding various leadership positions in local hospitals.
Leading Visually Impaired Advancement (VIA)
In 2013, Tammy embraced the role of President and CEO at VIA, formerly Olmsted Center for Sight. Under her compassionate guidance, VIA has flourished, transforming into a financially robust organization thanks to strategic thinking.
At VIA, our mission is to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence through our comprehensive vision rehabilitation, education, and employment services.
Tammy Owen’s Measure of Success
Tammy Owen’s measure of success lies within the lives of the individuals we serve at VIA. You cannot underestimate the impact a diagnosis of visual impairment or blindness has on a person and their loved ones. From education and equipment to services and support, Tammy and the team at VIA is a partner that provides hope, empowerment, and solutions for the visually impaired community.
Let us pause and extend our heartfelt congratulations and admiration to Tammy Owen for her exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication to creating positive change. Her visionary leadership and commitment to empowering others serve as an inspiration to us all.