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Hope and Empowerment for the Visually Impaired

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Our Team

Leadership Team

  • Lisa-Howard-ceo-staff

    Lisa Howard, CFRE
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Yahkub-Augustine-instructional-staff

    Yahkub Augustine
    Technology Manager

  • Latricia_Gambrell_instructional_staff

    Latricia Gambrell, COMS
    Rehab Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation, Technology and Mobility

  • Teresa-Imbruno-staff

    Teresa Imbruno
    Operations Director

  • Elliott Natale-staff

    Elliott Natale
    Information Technology Manager

  • Madeline-Spencer-instructional-staff

    Madeline Spencer, COMS, CVRT
    Program Director

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    Francine Diemer
    Director of Development

Administrative Staff

  • Debbie Ilstrup

    Debbie Belanger
    Support Specialist

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    Emma Markum
    Data Coordinator

  • Irene Price-staff

    Irene Price
    Rehabilitation Service Coordinator

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    Amanda Just
    Communications Specialist

Instructional Staff

  • Lee Avant-staff

    Lee Avant
    Case Manager

  • Kathleen Barrett-staff

    Kathleen Barrett
    Case Manager

  • Judi Boylan-staff

    Judi Boylan, CATIS, MCSE, LPN
    Vocational Rehabilitation Career Specialist

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    Randy Reed, CATIS, CVRT
    Assistive Technology Specialist

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    Cathy Rushwin
    Vision Rehabilitation Instructor

  • Terri Sweat-staff

    Terri Sweat, COTA/L
    Lead Instructor, Vision Rehabilitation

  • Gloria Urbanowski

    Gloria Urbanowski
    Vision Rehabilitation Instructor

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    Nicole Goldberg
    Vocational Transition Specialist

  • Esmeralda Ortiz's Profile Photo

    Esmeralda Ortiz
    Orientation & Mobility Specialist

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    Erin Vincent
    Family Engagement Coordinator

Per Diem Staff

Jordan Allen, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Luz Arenas, Interpreter, Vision Rehabilitation Instructor
Angela Freniere, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Rosemary Gribbin, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Instructor
Sandra Hoffmann, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Instructor
Brandi McNulty, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility Instructor
Bethani Shilladay, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Instructor

Contact: Info@LighthouseEducationCenter.org
941-359-1404

Board of Directors

  • Robb Olsen board member

    Robb Olsen
    President

  • Richard Draper-board-member

    Richard A. Draper
    Vice President

  • Alex Elman Foley

    Alex Elman Foley
    Treasurer

  • Chris Enger board member

    Christopher Enger
    Secretary

  • Phil Ames

    Phil Ames, M.D.
    Director

  • Jessica Mark board Member

    Jessica Mark, O.D.
    Director

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    Chelsea Spalding, O.D.
    Director

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    Kristin Doyle, O.D.
    Director