Testimonials


David Ekin

"VisionServe Alliance is the BEST organization for management and leadership learning, and there is none other like it for networking with executives of organizations like mine."

- David Ekin, President, St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

 

 

Steve Pouliot"I’ve been a member of VisionServe Alliance now for about 17 years, and it’s a great resource. You meet a lot of good, friendly people at the conferences. You learn a lot, and if you need help along the way in between, they’re always there to help you. You only need to send them an email. So I really suggest strongly that you consider joining our organization. It’s a great one.”

- Steve Pouliot, Executive Director, Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Wells Jones“VisionServe Alliance has really provided me as the CEO of a guide dog organization the opportunity to interrelate with service providers in the blindness field from across the country and to really look at ways that we can work together. It’s also the opportunity to keep current with issues that I may not normally deal with in the blindness field. Pediatrics for example are not a part of what we do but they’re certainly things that I’d like to know about and be aware as we work on our services and modify our program. I really encourage anyone who is working in the blindness field to become a member of VisionServe Alliance.”

- Wells Jones, CEO, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Stacey Butts“I love VSA because being a member has helped our organization save a lot of money on our 403b plan. I don’t know that we, as a small agency, would have been able to get another 403b plan for our staff and we didn’t want to loose the benefit."

- Stacey Butts, Executive Director, The Sight Center of NW Ohio 

 

"The information you share in your weekly eNews communications is so relevant, important and timely, you just cannot know how much I appreciate it. Reminds me why VisionServe Alliance is such an important organization!”

Debbie Naucke, Retired Executive Director, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

 

Mike McGowan“CEO’s and Executive Directors of organizations sometimes find themselves in a lonely position where they don’t have the opportunity to interact with their peers. VisionServe Alliance gives you the opportunity to “let your hair down” and ask questions and interact with people who are going through the same thing that you’re going through.”

 - Mike McGowan, Executive Director, NOAH (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation)

  

 

"VisionServe Alliance Gidget Hopf is a supreme network for executives working in the field of blindness. From very small agencies to very large agencies, VSA recognizes that this is a very small field and that we all need to learn from one another to make sure that we’re always on the cutting edge of providing the best services for the people we serve. It’s been a joy and I’m thrilled to be part of it and continue to learn and grow and look forward to the next generation of VisionServe CEO’s.”

- Gidget Hopf, CEO & President, ABVI - Goodwill (Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired)

 

Denise Jess

"Why I’m a member of VisionServe Alliance is 3 things: 1) the ability to connect with my peers from around the country to continue my ongoing growth in this field, 2) to build relationships because I know that we’re stronger together when we can have a united voice in this field, and 3) to know that I have friends and colleagues around the country who are working so hard to create the dignity and independence for people who are blind and visually impaired.”

- Denise Jess, CEO & Executive Director, Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

sylvia Perez

"VisionServe Alliance provides the opportunity to talk with others experiencing the same challenges and gain new ideas."

- Sylvia Perez, CEO, LightHouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind


 

 george Theriault 2"As a longtime member, the connection, support and networking has been invaluable to me and our agency."

- George Theriault, Retired President & CEO, New Hampshire Association for Association for the Blind (now Future In Sight)