Rehabilitation Through Photography Elects Augustine President of Board of Directors

Rehabilitation Through Photography Elects Augustine President of Board of Directors


New York, NY—RTP (Rehabilitation Through Photography) announced the election of Jackie Augustine as president of its board of directors. Augustine is a 30-year veteran of the photographic industry, having served as group publisher of VNU/Nielsen’s Performance group of magazines.

Previously, Augustine was vice president, group publisher, of the High Technology group of magazines at Primedia, which included Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic and Shutterbug magazines. Currently she is the president of Jackie Augustine Consulting, a company focused on integrated media and marketing solutions. She is also a member of the PMDA board of directors and editor of the PMDA website.

Augustine has been a strong supporter of RTP for more than 25 years and a member of the RTP advisory committee. She is passionate about art and photography and the role that Rehabilitation Through Photography plays in helping transform lives through the power of photography. “Simply put, working with Jackie has been one of the most fruitful working relationships I’ve ever had with a board member. RTP is very fortunate to have her in a leadership position,” said Kelly Strantz, executive director, RTP.

“Jackie Augustine has played an instrumental role in the ongoing revitalization of RTP. As a board director, fundraiser, publicist and executive director, Jackie’s enthusiasm, networking skills and can-do spirit have contributed in essential ways to RTP’s personnel development, programs, strategic direction and other key areas,” added Ron Sharpe, immediate past president of the RTP board. “As the new president, she will no doubt further expand our organization’s ability to illuminate the lives of special needs individuals through photography. We are very excited about the great progress that RTP is making in so many areas. This will help us continue to expand RTP’s charitable mission of inspiring individuals and illuminating their voices and vision through the power of photography and photographic instruction.”

Richard Rabinowitz, member of the RTP board, also commented: “I have known Jackie Augustine as a driving force In the photo industry for 20+ years. Her vision and focus has resulted in important developments within the photo world overall and specifically with a number of important organizations including PMDA, IPC and others. I am certain that Jackie’s position as president of RTP will result in crucial advancement for all the recipients of the RTP services.”

Rehabilitation Through Photography provides photography instruction and programs to veterans, the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk youth, the economically disadvantaged, the homeless and the visually impaired. This instruction engages individuals with the wider world beyond their limitations and empowers them to see and act in creative and life-affirming ways. RTP also partners with public and private organizations across the New York metropolitan area to create programs and procure equipment and supplies and train instructors.