Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2007 Annual Report
Photograph: A baby sits in her mother's lap as the mother enfolds the baby with her arms.
Message from the President and the Executive Director
The year 2007 brought many changes to CABVI as we continue to make improvements in how we
address the needs of people who have vision loss in Greater Cincinnati. If you refer to the Highlights
on pages 10 and 11 of this Annual Report, you will see a list of the major accomplishments that
CABVI achieved in 2007 while taking care of the day-to-day requirements of meeting the needs of
people who have vision loss in our community. Some of the significant improvements included the
establishment of an Outreach Program to underserved areas of our community and the establishment
of our fourth Low Vision Clinic satellite in Clermont County. While these and the other achievements
provide us an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments in 2007, a major focus of the agency in
2007 was the undertaking of a new process to develop a three-year shared strategic plan that will
provide us with the map to further improve and better adapt our services to do an even better job of
meeting our community‟s needs in the years ahead.
This new process entailed a series of off-site meetings involving members of CABVI‟s Board of
Trustees, agency management staff and a trained planning facilitator to guide the process. In total,
the 14-member team logged over 280 hours to put this plan together. Through this process, the team
researched and reviewed an industry analysis of other nonprofit organizations nationally serving
children and adults with blindness or visual impairments and completed an internal analysis of CABVI
including discussions of the strengths and weaknesses, which were based on data from
questionnaires completed by CABVI board and committee, staff members, and referral sources.
Finally the group discussed and ranked CABVI‟s programs and services with respect to their fit to our
mission of “offering blind and visually impaired individuals the opportunity to seek independence”.
To complete the plan development process, the team looked toward the future. Discussions focused
on reviewing our mission, creating a vision and a set of core values and identifying what it will take to
be successful. The team set strategic goals and objectives and discussed how CABVI will reach its
goals. Finally they identified initiatives that must be undertaken in 2008.
Aside from these plans, a new vision statement for CABVI was developed, “CABVI will excel at
fulfilling and responding to community needs by being the principal source and resource for people
who are blind and visually impaired.” This vision along with our mission will be used to help guide
future planning decisions for CABVI. Additionally, our six core values were created to serve as
guiding principles for our daily work of meeting the needs of individuals in our community.
While all six core values are important, Service Excellence is something we continually strive for as
we serve people who have vision loss. We hope you find this annual report of interest as we focus on
our theme of Service Excellence.
As many of you know, CABVI is a uniquely diverse organization that includes a full-service
rehabilitation program, a light manufacturing operation providing employment opportunities, a
broadcast studio providing readings of printed news and information 24 hours a day and a retail store
selling products made by blindness agencies from across the United States. We rely on and are
extremely grateful to our generous donors, committed volunteers, talented board and committee
members and our experienced and professional staff who make CABVI the tremendous community
resource that it has become today. It truly takes everyone‟s continued efforts to allow CABVI to make
the impact it does each and every day…Thank you!
Photograph: Bradley A. Kindem, Board President, and John H. Mitchell, Executive Director, stand
together in front of an interior CABVI wall sign.
MISSION - Offering blind and visually impaired people the opportunity to seek independence
VISION - CABVI will excel at fulfilling and responding to community needs by being the principal
source and resource for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Integrity - W e do what is right and ethical; we are honest in all our actions and relationships.
Passion - W e fulfill our mission with pride, enthusiasm and dedication.
Respect - W e are fair, considerate of others, and value diversity.
Professionalism - W e aspire to the highest standards of personal and service excellence. Our
skilled and valued employees enable us to achieve our mission.
Accountability - W e accept responsibility for our actions, follow through on our commitments, and
are responsive to client, customer and organizational needs. W e practice prudent management
of all agency resources.
Service Excellence - W e believe in the abilities of individuals who are blind and visually impaired
and support that belief by providing professional, individualized, and community -based services.
Social Service– offers assessment of needs and planning for services as well as counseling,
information and support groups to help in the emotional adjustment to vision loss.
Low Vision Service– provides clinical evaluation by a low vision optometrist and instruction in the use
of prescribed low vision aids (magnifiers, special lighting, distance devices) by certified low vision
Computer Access Service– offers instruction in adaptive computer skills and use of access
technology including synthetic speech, large print, and Braille devices to help people who are blind or
visually impaired participate in school, work, and community.
Early Childhood and Youth Services (ECYS)– help parents of young children who are blind or visually
impaired learn about their child‟s eye condition and how to help their child adapt and develop. ECYS
also provides music therapy, orientation and mobility instruction, and consultation with teachers and
other service providers.
Orientation and Mobility Service– provides instruction in how to travel safely and independently,
including the use of a white cane, public transportation systems, and gathering information through
Rehabilitation Teaching Service– provides instruction in independent living skills including
communication skills (Braille, typing), home management (cooking, cleaning, etc.) and personal
management (grooming, money identification).
Radio Reading Services– provide access to current information for people who are print-impaired
through WRRS broadcasts, personal readers, and personalized talking print (a telephone information
Talking Book Machine Service– distributes Library of Congress tape players to allow people who are
blind, visually impaired and print impaired to read recorded books and magazines from the National
Library Service (NLS).
Volunteer Services– provide volunteers who read printed materials in homes, offices, schools, or
senior facilities, visit and provide companionship, and/or serve as sighted guides for outings.
Volunteers also read local and national newspapers and magazines for WRRS broadcast service and
through a telephone voice mail system for the personalized talking print program.
Industries Program– employs people who are blind or visually impaired in a variety of positions
including assembly, packaging, and converting machine operation.
Base Supply Center– located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OFFICE RUNWAY sells more than
3,500 items including products manufactured by CABVI and other National Industries for the Blind
Service Excellence - Early Childhood and Youth Services
Calli Larison, age 15 months, loves musical instruments and singing songs like Twinkle Twinkle, the
Alphabet Song, and Itsy Bitsy Spider with the finger actions. When CABVI‟s music specialist comes
for a home visit, she brings maracas, monkey bells, and a dulcimer. Calli reaches out to grasp the
bells, shake the shiny maracas, and feel the vibrations of the dulcimer with her hands or feet. Music
encourages Calli to use all of her senses and explore her world through sound and touch. Her mom,
JoAnn Clifton, explains, “Music is the most fun for Calli. Everything else seems more like work.”
She continues, “When Calli was born, the doctors told me she was blind. It turned out that she has
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, which means she has underdeveloped optic nerves. She can see but it‟s
easier for her to use her other senses to get around. CABVI is teaching me ways to help Calli develop
all of her abilities. We won‟t know how much functional vision she has until she is older.”
Calli was referred by her doctors to CABVI when she was about one month old. CABVI‟s Early
Intervention Vision Specialist visits with Calli and JoAnn at home. With JoAnn participating, she
challenges Calli to use her developing vision with new toys and objects including the light stick or light
box. It is hard work for Calli so motivating her and supporting her use of vision takes time and
CABVI also referred JoAnn to other community services that team with CABVI to help Calli learn
motor skills and taught JoAnn ways to motivate her to crawl and stand. Now that Calli is beginning to
walk, she enjoys walking with push toys that also serve to make sure her path is clear.
As a full-time evening student in the field of medical assisting, JoAnn spends her days interacting and
playing with Calli in ways that encourage her overall development. Staff encourages JoAnn to carry
over her knowledge of Calli‟s vision in their everyday lives. JoAnn says she has always accepted that
Calli is visually impaired without much thought. She states, “I feel like it bothers other people more
than it does me. Calli was born to me just as she was meant to be.”
JoAnn says that she would advise other parents in similar situations to “forget about what they can‟t
do and just focus on your child‟s abilities.”
Photograph: A young mother smiles lovingly at her baby as she holds her baby in her arms.
Service Excellence - Volunteering
It is a Wednesday afternoon. For Paul Bauer, that means it is time to pack up his boom box and book
about popular songs, and head to Cottingham Retirement Community where he will spend the next
hour reminiscing with residents on music from yesteryear.
Twice weekly, this is part of Paul‟s regular routine as a retiree – that is, in between juggling tennis
matches, jigsaw puzzles, playdates with grandkids, reading front page and sports news on Tuesdays
in the studios of Radio Reading Services, and making a tape with all the week‟s sports highlights for
former CABVI executive director, Carl Augusto, who now lives in New York. It‟s a busy schedule, but
the former boy scout leader would not have it any other way.
That type of dedication is not unusual for CABVI volunteers. Each year, hundreds of community
members of all ages give of their time – collectively, thousands of hours – to ensure those who are
blind or visually impaired stay connected. It is a caring network of people whose talents allow
CABVI‟s reach to extend into neighborhoods throughout Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati,
and even New York. With their help, children to seniors impacted by vision loss are maintaining active
lives, and that puts a smile on Paul‟s face.
“I was a speech arts minor in college and at one point even thought about getting into acting, but I
wasn‟t any good,” he kidded. “I like to help people so this work is really a good fit for me.”
Paul‟s affiliation with CABVI began 22 years ago when he started reading for Carl, who was then
head of the agency. And, as that relationship evolved even with the miles that now separate the men,
so too has Paul‟s involvement with CABVI. It was actually as a One on One volunteer that had Paul
first walking through Cottingham‟s doors. CABVI matched him with a woman there who requested
assistance with reading. As is his tendency, Paul soon began reading the newspaper to a group of
residents and not long after, started his music group in the nursing care wing.
“They enjoy having the opportunity to participate,” said Paul, but the smile on his face says they are
not the only ones.
Photograph: Paul Bauer sits in a chair with a book in his lap, smiling at an elderly woman sitting in a
wheelchair in front of him.
Service Excellence - Social Service and Low Vision Service
As a pharmacist for the last fifty years, Dan McGrath has had lots of experience with prescriptions for
success. He graduated with the first class of pharmacy on campus at the University of Cincinnati and
has been working at the VA Medical Center for thirty years. Dan is Pharmacy Program Manager and
also Second Shift Supervisor. He is a member of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support team that
responds throughout the VA Medical Center. Dan takes great pride in providing top quality care for
his fellow veterans since he also served as a captain in the Army in Vietnam.
During the last year, Dan started noticing significant vision loss and learned that he was losing central
vision due to macular degeneration. His ophthalmologist referred him to CABVI for help. Dan was
already familiar with CABVI‟s services since his mother, now age 100, received low vision services in
When he first contacted CABVI, a social worker provided support in coping with his initial feelings of
anger and depression. Dan found hope at CABVI in the form of prescribed low vision aids. CABVI‟s
professional staff recommended a CCTV and large print software to help Dan use his computer. Our
low vision specialist visited Dan at home to provide follow-up instruction with his new equipment. Dan
uses a paperweight magnifier to help him process prescriptions as well as to research potential drug
interactions. He is also fond of his rectangular paperweight magnifier that has a built-in light source.
Dan‟s supervisors and coworkers have been extremely supportive and accepting of his use of vision
aids. He has also received incredible support from Joyce, his wife of 34 years, as well as his seven
children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Born and raised in Covington, Kentucky, Dan states that, “CABVI is such a great resource for the
community. Thanks to CABVI, I‟m still able to do my job.”
Dan says that adjusting to vision loss is an on-going process. From his own experience, Dan offers
this encouragement to others with vision loss, “Don‟t despair. You can live a pretty independent life,
you really can.”
Photograph: Dan McGrath sits at his desk reading a letter with a low vision magnifier.
Service Excellence - Low Vision Service and Computer Access Service
Vernecia Washington has far too many goals to let something like low vision get in her way.
The artistic entrepreneur barely has a minute to pose f or a photograph as she switches hats from
business owner to manager to hair stylist and colorist to mentor for young up-and-coming
At 54, she has one of Roselawn‟s oldest true beauty boutiques. Vernecia‟s „V Works‟, employs seven
designers, a skin care specialist, nail technician, and massage therapist. It also sells unique, non-
department store clothing, and products for hair, skin and nails. Two years ago, her company founded
a sister non-profit, „Vision Works‟, to mentor youth in cosmetology fields and empower young women
in career development. This will be her third year producing a free spirit, mind and body women‟s
It‟s hard to believe when meeting her that her life could have very easily gone another way.
“I used to be real shy. I wouldn‟t even relate to the outside world,” she said of her childhood.
“Because of my disability I couldn‟t see the chalk board and I was too timid to ask for help, so I was
put into a special education classroom.”
But Vernecia, who was legally blind at birth, had a mother and family who always believed she could
do whatever she set her heart to do. She went on to graduate from beauty school, landed her first job
and grew a large client base, before taking a leave to train in New York.
Vernecia came to CABVI because she wanted to do more but she knew her low vision was impeding
her abilities. What she found was a strong support system of professionals who wanted her to
succeed as much as she did. Assistance from CABVI is always an individualized approach.
Specialists in CABVI‟s Low Vision Services talked with her about her needs and lifestyle. Now
Vernecia‟s magnification devices allow her to read labels and motivational materials, and expand her
own services. After visiting CABVI‟s Computer Access Services to learn about available technology,
she received a large print keyboard and adaptive software. A specialist came to Vernecia‟s business
to teach her how to use it with her salon management programs.
“I‟m amazed now by all that I can do with the tools and support I got from CABVI,” she said. “I‟m so
thankful for them every day. It‟s completely broadened my horizons. I don‟t think about myself as
having a disability any longer, only possibilities.”
Photograph: A smiling Vernecia Washington sits at her desk in front of her computer, her hands on
the computer keyboard.
Highlight from the Year 2007
– The Base Supply Center processed over 16,000 customer orders generating over $860,000 in
sales of products made by people who are blind.
– CABVI received first-time funding from five new foundations: The Erma A. Bantz Foundation, The
Corbett Foundation, The Spaulding Foundation, The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Trust, and
Joseph J. Schott Foundation.
– A new promotional agency video was produced replacing the previous video that was 15 years old.
– $110,000 in funding from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation was received for an Outreach Program
to core Cincinnati neighborhoods.
– CABVI received $61,000 in funding from the Joseph Schott Foundation to establish a call center
training operation at CABVI.
– CABVI staff provided 123 talks and tours in 2007, an increase of 66% over 2006.
– Computer Access Service staff provided three training workshops for school personnel on Braille
translation software and new access technology devices.
– An additional satellite location for low vision evaluations was opened in Clermont County, in
cooperation with Clermont Senior Services. Funding from a Lions Club International grant was used
to open this location.
– CABVI provided three work readiness seminars in collaboration with the Bureau of Services for the
Visually Impaired, as part of the agency‟s United Way funding. These seminars were well received,
and attended by more than 30 individuals seeking employment.
– Dennis Runyan, Industries Program employee, represented CABVI as the national winner of the
Peter J. Salmon Award at the National Industries for the Blind Annual Training Conference in
Chicago. This was the first time that a CABVI employee had received this distinction.
– New employment opportunities were provided to 10 visually impaired employees in the Industries
Program. Also, 5 new products were introduced in the Industries Program.
– The 8th annual Spring Light 5K was held in August with 340 participants. This event promotes
awareness about CABVI and vision loss.
– A Holiday Open House was held in December with over 140 guests attending.
– Radio Reading Services installed a new state-of-the-art broadcast digital audio recording system for
its broadcast service.
– Early Childhood and Youth Services held two annual music program recitals in January and June.
– CABVI‟s Base Supply Center received its first 100 percent compliant standards audit from the
National Industries for Blind.
– Agency staff completed the “Leaders at All Levels” training program provided by the National
Industries for the Blind.
– Agency marketing initiatives were completed including a billboard campaign in Cincinnati and
newspaper advertising in Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties.
– Steps were initiated to pursue commercial light manufacturing opportunities for the Industries
Program through meetings with the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Techsolve, General
Electric and BASCO.
– A new Agency Strategic Plan for 2008 through 2010 was developed and implemented.
Awards for the Year 2007
Donnella Pryor - 2008 Bradley L. Kaylor Blind Employee of the Year
Charles Benner - 2007 One on One Award
Victoria Rue - 2007 Caroline F. Fibbe Award
Brian Wood - 2007 Paul Silverglade Youth Volunteer Award
Roy Hibdon - 2007 Samuel S. Sheffield Volunteer of the Year
Bill Stone - 2007 Moser Award
Jim Tudor - 2007 Ronald J. Ott Award
Our caring community provides the financial resources that make it possible for the Cincinnati
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to offer quality services. We are grateful to all who
support our work.
$20,000 or more - 10 companies, individuals, organizations and foundations
$10,000 or more - 7 companies, individuals, organizations and foundations
$5,000 or more - 6 companies, individuals, organizations and foundations
$1,000 or more - 39 companies, individuals, organizations and foundations
$500 or more - 40 companies, individuals and organizations
$100 or more - 167 companies, individuals and organizations
$25 or more - 303 companies, individuals and organizations
In Honor Of - 33 individuals were honored by 48 gifts.
In Memory Of - 142 individuals were memorialized by 495 gifts.
Gifts In Kind - 60 companies, individuals, and organizations made gifts in kind.
Estate and Trusts - 17 individuals remembered CABVI with a bequest.
Suggested wording to remember Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in your will
or estate plan: “I give to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired the sum of
(number) dollars. This bequest is unrestricted and the Board of Trustees or other governing body may
use and expend the same for the benefit of the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually
Impaired in any manner it deems appropriate.”
Opportunities For Giving - CABVI‟s Annual Campaign raises funds that are used to provide
rehabilitation, counseling and information services. Members (donors of $25 or more) receive our
newsletter, Viewpoint, our Annual Report and an invitation to our Annual Meeting.
CABVI also accepts memorial or honorary gifts to honor friends for special occasions or to
commemorate friends and loved ones through a memorial gift.
For more information about giving opportunities, contact Kathy Gottschlich, director of development
and community relations, at 513-487-4233.
Spring Light 5K
The 8th Annual Spring Light 5K, held on August 12, 2007, was the most successful ever! We thank
our sponsors for their financial support.
Platinum Sponsors - National City Bank
Gold Sponsors - OXO International, Shurtape Technologies, Inc., Tri-State Centers For Sight, Inc.,
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
Silver Sponsors - Cincinnati Eye Institute, Federal Supply LLC, Intertape Polymer Group, Spring
Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Zeta Sigma Chapter of Delta Gamma at Northern Kentucky
Bronze Sponsors - Frost Brown Todd LLC, Messer Construction Co., Miami Valley Paper Tube,
Milford Printers, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Spectrum Computer Products, Taft,
Stettinius & Hollister LLP
We also wish to thank the 18 companies, individuals and organizations that supported this event with
Photograph: Runners and walkers at the starting line begin the race.
CABVI established the Visionary Society to recognize planned gifts. Planned gifts include bequests in
a will, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities or gifts or bequests of life insurance or retirement plan
assets. Planned gifts help ensure that services are available in the future to meet the needs of people
who are blind. In addition, planned gifts may provide income and estate tax benefits. As of December
31, 2007 there were 46 Visionary Society members.
Volunteer Thank You
We thank all our volunteers for their generous donations of time and talents. Programs such as Radio
Reading Services, One on One and Personalized Talking Print would not exist without volunteers. In
addition, volunteer staff drivers, office assistants, and interns enable us to offer more unique services
to our clients.
We also thank the following organizations for providing outstanding volunteer suppport: Cincinnati
Bell Pioneers, The Cincinnati Woman‟s Club, Cincinnati Women‟s Society of CPAs, NKU Electronic
Media & Broadcast Program, Ohio Center for Broadcasting, RSVP, Retired & Senior Volunteer
Program, Senior Elfun Society of GE Aircraft Engines, UC-CCM Electronic Media Program, Walnut
Hills High School, Zeta Sigma Chapter of Delta Gamma
Board Members as of December 31, 2007
Bradley A. Kindem, The Procter & Gamble Co., Retired, President
Susan S. Friedlander, Civic Leader, Vice President
Deborah K. Kendrick, Author/Columnist, Vice President
Mary L. Rust, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Vice President/Secretary
Glen G. Vogel, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Vice President/Treasurer
Rosemary H. Bloom, Civic Leader
Daniel P. Braun, Cintas Corporation
Roger G. Caldwell, Fidelity Investments
Michele Hoffman Carey, Smith Beers Yunker and Company, Inc.
Richard J. Delewski, Greater Cincinnati Health Council
J. Harry Dornheggen, Sibcy Cline Realtors
Stephen S. Eberly, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Retired
Stephen L. Keckeis, Messer Construction Company
Jerry E. Klein, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Patricia D. Laub, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Michael Lichstein, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Thomas J. Long, Long Architectural Sales, Retired
Rev. Norman Macon, Bond Hill-St. Mark United Methodist Church, Retired
James A. Murray, The Procter & Gamble Co., Retired
Ronald J. Ott, Consultant
Michael R. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Cincinnati Eye Institute
Reuben Shaffer, The Kroger Company
Lynda Thomas, Civic Leader
Hale W. Thurston, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Robert J. Watkins, The Procter & Gamble Co., Retired
Committee Members as of December 31, 2007
Garold Barnhart, Terry Industrial
Bruce J. Berno, Berno Financial Management, Inc.
Patti Weller Bresler, laga
Michael D. Eagen, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Tripp Eldredge, President, DMR
Rev. Dave Ellington, Community Volunteer
Paul A. Feller, Ph.D., FAAPM. FACMP, The Jewish Hospital
Gail F. Forberg, Civic Leader
Jenny Franta, Fifth Third Bank
Brenda D. Gumbs, Perfetti Van Melle
David C. Kelly, Prologis Trust
Steven T. Kenat, AIA, GBBN Architects
John E. Laufenburg, Jr., The Procter & Gamble Co., Retired
Gail Moore, The Procter & Gamble Co., Retired
George T. Moore, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Timothy G. Powell, CFP, Horan Securities, Inc.
Norma Rashid, Community Volunteer
Jerry C. Reichert, Aurora Casket Company, Inc.
John P. Roos, Ohio Bureau of Workers‟ Compensation, Retired
John W. Tolos, Lions Club
Richard K. Tuten, GE Aircraft Engines, Retired
Raj Uttamchandani, ADP Employer Services
David D. Wilder, CFP, CTFA, MST, Financial Management Group, Inc.
Trustees Emeriti as of December 31, 2007
Arthur R. Ehrnschwender, Janice C. Kirby, Ralph J. Waldvogel, Jr.
Staff as of December 31, 2007
John H. Mitchell, Executive Director
Virginia L. Backscheider, Director of Program Services
Jennifer M. DuBois, Director of Administration
Katherine Gottschlich, Director of Development and Community Relations
Nancy Klaserner, Director of Finance
Fred Newman, Director of Industries Program
Denise D. Ackerman, Robert Aguiar, Keith Baich, Elizabeth Baker-Moore, Patsy Baughn, Mark
Braunstein, Clarence Brooks, Gina Carroll, Tony Caruso, Robyn Clemons, Ann Davis, Marianne
Denning, Mark DeWitt, Kevin Dobens, Andy Dobrovolc, Donna Durham, Gary Ensing, Todd Farmer,
Mark Foersterling, Sonja Grace, Sue Guagenti, Judy Hale, Tracey K. Hoffman, Jennifer Holladay,
Jeanne Horton, Paula Jordan, Sue Kimbrough, Cynthia Kreis, Sharon Linde, Katja Lundgren, Michael
Mason, Mary McKee, Keith Merritt, Steve Morgan, Pamela S. Muirheid, Darrell Nordling, Adrianne
Ongolea, Carolyn Orlando, Mary Owens, Janet Papin, Lisa Pugh, Katherine Roberts, Charles
Rosenblatt, Janice Roth, Vicki Roth, Sheryl Rottenberger, Anna Ruhmkorff, Carla J. Schatzman, Judy
Schermer, Peggy Segal, Jody Shank, William Stone, Patricia B. Strube, Megan Tallman, Vanessia
Terry, Cheryl S. Thomas, Candia Thurman, Richard Volkerding, Heather Wigle, Michael Wigle, Patty
Willits, Janet Wilson, Michelle Woods
Optometrists as of December 31, 2007
Paul T. Bertram, O.D., E. Thomas Flinn, O.D., Sarah Lopper, O.D., Michael J. Lyons, O.D., Malinda
Pence, O.D., Wallace Young, O.D.
Funded by United Ways of Greater Cincinnati, Butler County and Warren County
Member, National Industries for the Blind
Accredited Member, National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or
Member, National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind
Member, Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
Member, National Council of Private Agencies for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Member, Ohio Radio Reading Services
Member, International Association of Audio Information Services
Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Photograph - The front of the CABVI building as seen from Gilbert Avenue. Photo credit: Omar
2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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