Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Serving January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022

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Lauren Branch

Chair, NewView Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Serving on the following Committees: Executive (Chair), Finance (Chair) & Fund Development

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Bernadette Kappen

Vice-Chair,  NY Institute for Special Education
Bronx, NY

Serving on the following Committees: Executive & Public Policy (Chair)

Dennis Steiner

Treasurer, VisionCorps
Lancaster, PA

Serving on the following Committees: Executive, Governance, Finance & Fund Development

Shari Roeseler

Secretary, Society for the Blind Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Serving on the following Committees: Executive, Public Policy & Conference (Chair)

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Miki Jordan

Immediate Past Chair,  Wayfinder Family Services
Los Angeles, CA

Serving on the following Committees: Executive & Governance (Chair)

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Lee Nasehi

President-CEO,  VisionServe Alliance
St. Louis, MO

Board at Large

Serving January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022

Erika Petach

Member-at-Large, Blind and Vision Rehab Services of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Serving on the following Committees: Audit & Fund Development (Chair)

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Renee Vidrine

Member-at-Large,  Lighthouse Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Serving on the following Committees: Governance & Audit (Chair)

Serving January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

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Courtney Plotner

Member-at-Large, ABVI- South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Serving on the following Committees: Membership (Chair) & Public Policy

Bryan Bashin

Member-at-Large, LightHouse for the Blind San Francisco

Serving on the following Committees: IDEAL (Chair)

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Sharon Giovinazzo

Member-at-Large, World Services for the Blind

Serving on the following Committees: Membership

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Diane Nelson

Member-at-Large, Visual Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)

Serving on the following Committees:

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Tammy Owen

Member-at-Large, VIA

Serving on the following Committees:

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Reinhard Mabry

Member-at-Large, Alphapointe

Serving on the following Committees: