Prior to this, Jay has worked in the field of services to individuals who are blind and visually impaired since 1978. He has served as a rehabilitation teacher for newly blinded adults and has taught assistive technology. In the area of assistive technology, his accomplishments include the establishment of computer access centers for the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto, CA and the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, TX. He served as Field Representative with The Seeing Eye, Inc. in Morristown, NJ and Houston, TX, travelling extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.
His experience in management includes work as National Technology Program Director with the American Foundation for the Blind in Chicago, IL and Dean of Students with the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville, TN. Most recently, he held the post of Director of Rehabilitation Services with World Services for the Blind in Little Rock, AR. His advocacy work includes previous service on the Federal Communications Commission Consumer Advisory Committee and Verizon’s Customer Advisory Board.
Currently, he serves on Delta’s Advisory Board for Disabilities, a post he has held since 2009. A native of Plainfield, IL, Stiteley holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Teaching (Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL), Master of Science in Management (Thomas Edison State College – Trenton, NJ) and Bachelor of Arts in History/Education (Rockford University – Rockford, IL). In 1980, he participated in the Olympics for the Disabled (now called Para-Olympics) in Arnhem, Holland as a member of the U.S. swimming and track team.