Originally from Bronx, New York, Ira currently lives in Benton, Arkansas with his wife, Jackie, 3 daughters, Rachel, Susan, and Rebecca; and 2 grandchildren, Arianna and Elijah. Ira graduated from New York School for the Deaf in White Plains and went on to Gallaudet University. Ira worked many years as a Rehabilitation Counselor until his retirement in 2015. During his free time, Ira enjoys spending time with his family. As the President, it is Ira’s goal to serve the Deaf Community and to recruit new members in order to help AAD to grow.