Public Advisory Council Members & Representatives

PCO has a long history of working collaboratively with other organization at the international, national, state and local levels. PCO recognizes that such an effort as the NCLVI requires the advice and participation of others beyond the University system.  It is imperative that PCO obtain the counsel from individuals with disabilities, parent groups, state departments of education, and others throughout the greater community.  PCO has therefore requested that several organizations representing these groups participate in the NCLVI by serving as public advisors.  All the organizations listed have agreed to serve in this capacity.  It is anticipated that this group will grow as the NCLVI continues its work.  Presently, the following organizations comprise the NCLVI Public Advisors.   It is anticipated that this group will meet in the first and fifth year of the project face-to-face, and other meetings will be primarily through conference calls, and that individual organizations' representatives will be asked to participate in face-to-face meetings or in the enrichment programs as determined by topic, issues and needs being addressed by the NCLVI. 

Organization Representative 

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

www.acb.org
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
(202) 467-5081

Photo: Ms. Melanie Brunson, Executive Director

Ms. Melanie Brunson, Executive Director

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

www.afb.org
AFB Headquarters
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7600

Photo: Dr. Susan J. Spungin, Vice President, International Programs and Special Projects

Dr. Susan J. Spungin,
Vice President, International Programs and Special Projects

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

www.aph.org
1839 Frankfort Ave
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
(502) 895-2405

Photo: Mr. Bob Brasher, Vice President, Advisory Services and Research

Mr. Bob Brasher, Vice President, Advisory Services and Research

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

www.aerbvi.org
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 671-4500
Dr. Greg Goodrich, Research Psychologist & Optometric Research Fellow Coordinator | Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Ph# 650-493-5000 ext.64385 | Fax# 650-852-3239

Photo: Dr. Greg L. Goodrich, President

Dr. Greg L. Goodrich, President

Association of State Education Consultants
for the Visually Impaired

Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-6681 | Fax: (303) 866-6811

Tanni L. Anthony, PhD

Tanni L. Anthony, PhD
Supervisor / Consultant on Visual Impairment Project Director of CO Services for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss Advisory Council (AdCo) Liaison to Outback Region


North Dakota Vision Services/
School for the Blind

Carmen Grove Suminski
(COSB) Council of Schools for the Blind, President.
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-795-2708
csuminsk@nd.gov  

Carmen Grove Suminski, Superintendent

Carmen Grove Suminski, Superintendent

Early Intervention Training Center for Infants
and Toddlers With Visual Impairments

www.fpg.unc.edu/~edin/
FPG Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box # 8040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
Toll Free: 866-842-2237

Photo: Dr. Deborah Hatton, Principal Investigator, Early Intervention Training Center for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments.

Dr. Deborah Hatton, Principal Investigator

Gallaudet University

www.gallaudet.edu
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-651-5000 TTY/V

TBD 

Higher Education Consortium in Special Education (HECSE)

http://hecse.uky.edu/
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Special Education
1 University Station - D5300
Austin, TX 78712

Photo: Dr. Herbert J. Rieth, President

Dr. Herbert J. Rieth, President

National Association for Parents
of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)

www.spedex.com/napvi/
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02471
1-800-562-6265 | 1-617-972-7441

Photo: Mary Zabelski, President, National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

Ms. Mary Zabelski, President

National Association of State Directors
of Special Education (NASDSE)

http://www.nasdse.org/
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 519-3800 | (703) 519-7008

Photo: Dr. Bill East, Executive Director, NASDSE

Dr. Bill East, Executive Director

National Center on Severe
and Sensory Disabilities

http://nclid.unco.edu/newnclid/
University of Northern Colorado
McKee Hall Campus, Box 146
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2693 | (800) 395-2693

Photo: Dr. Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Project Director

Dr. Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Project Director

Vision Serve Alliance

8760 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-961-8235 | 314-968-9003 (fax)
VISIT US AT: www.agenciesfortheblind.org

Roxann Mayros, CEO
rmayros@agenciesfortheblind.org

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

www.nfb.org
Jernigan Institute
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314

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Mark A. Riccobono, Executive Director

National Organization of Parents
of Blind Children (NOPBC)

www.nopbc.org
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-4998
(410) 659-9314

Carol Castellano, President