Most of the following local contacts are parents of blind children, but a few of them are dedicated blind members of the NFB who care deeply about blind children. Some of the parent contacts are elected leaders in their state NOPBC division, while others are working toward establishing a parent group in their state. All of them, however, have two things in common: they are volunteers and they are committed to the mission of the NOPBC and the philosophy of the NFB.

In spite of busy schedules, these mothers and fathers donate their time so that they can give back to others some of the hope, inspiration, and knowledge that they have gained from the NOPBC and the NFB.

None of us has all the answers to all the questions about blindness, nor can we solve all the problems faced by blind students and their families; however, we can support each other, encourage each other, and work to find solutions together. When you send an e-mail or pick up the phone to call the contact in your state, be sure to ask how you can join the NOPBC division and/or the NFB chapter in your area.

Your membership does matter. Through our united, volunteer efforts, we are making a difference for our blind children.

Alabama

Joy Orton, President of the Alabama Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (256) 483-5727
Email: Ortonjoyteach@gmail.com

Alaska

Pam Gebert, President of the Alaska Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (907) 522-1590
Email: pamelagebert907@gmail.com

Arkansas

Nena Chadwick, Parent Contact
Phone: 479-435-8348
Email: nchadwick@nfbar.org

Arizona

Ashleigh Moon, President of the Arizona Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (480) 338-1419
Email: amoon@saavi.us or ashleighnmoon@gmail.com

California

Jeanette Jones, President of the California Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (209) 589-6058
Email: blindwise.jj@gmail.com

Colorado

Amira Assad-Lucas, President of the Colorado Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (970) 222-0400
Email: amira_a@msn.com

Connecticut

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Delaware

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

District of Columbia

Shawn Callaway, President of the National Federation of the Blind of the District of Columbia
Phone: (202) 352-1511
Email: callaway.shawn@gmail.com

Florida

Cherice Fleming Togun, President of the Florida Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (407) 257-7637
Email: chericeflemingtogun@hotmail.com

Georgia

Hayley Alli, President of the Georgia Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (404) 789-8535
Email: halli@nfbga.org

Hawaii

Tabby Mitchell, Parent contact
Phone: (703) 586-5733
Email: tabbymitchell@gmail.com

Idaho

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Illinois

Eliza Ellett, Parent Contact
Phone: 847-530-9809
Email: elizaellett@yahoo.com

Indiana

Abby Fleenor, President of the Indiana Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (812) 560-3510
Email: awesome.abby@comcast.net

Iowa

Scott Van Gorp, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
Phone: (515) 720-5282
Email: svangorp@nfbi.org

Kansas

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Kentucky

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Louisiana

Alison Tarver, President of Louisiana Parents of Blind Children
Phone (cell): (318) 730-2535
Email: parent@lcb-ruston.com
Website: http://www.nfbla.org/parents-of-blind-children/

Maine

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Maryland

Garret Mooney, President of the Maryland Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (480) 433-8003
Email: james.garret.mooney@gmail.com

Massachusetts

Stephanie Valdez, President of the Massachusetts Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 781-839-0628
Email: stephanie.valdes001@umb.edu

Michigan

Katie Hurst, Parent Contact
Phone: (215) 527-5149
Email: president@nfbmi.org

Minnesota

Briley O'Connor, Parent Contact
Phone: (703) 380-8876
Email: brileyoc@gmail.com

Mississippi

Sara West, President of the Mississippi Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (662) 574-3942
Email: sarawest2009@hotmail.com

Missouri

Linda Coccovizzo, President of the Missouri Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (816) 352-3386
Email: linda@coccovizzo.com

Montana

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Nebraska

Merry-Noel Chamberlain, Parent Contact
Phone: (402) 614-2133
Email: owinm@yahoo.com

Nevada

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

New Hampshire

Penny Duffy, President of the New Hampshire Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (603) 892-6355
Email: pennyduffy@gmail.com

New Jersey

Carol Castellano, Coordinator of the New Jersey Parents of Blind Children Group
Phone: (973) 377-0976
Email: blindchildren@verizon.net
Website: www.blindchildren.org

New Mexico

Lucy Hallahan, President of the New Mexico Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (615) 971-0999
Email: nfbnm.pobc@gmail.com

New York

Maura Kutnyak, President of the New York Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (716) 563-9882
Email: maurakut@buffalo.edu
Website: www.nypobc.org

North Carolina

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

North Dakota

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Ohio

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Oklahoma

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Oregon

Tracy Boyd, President of the Parents of Blind Children of Oregon
Phone: (503) 780-8089
Email: NFBOparentsdivision@gmail.com

Pennsylvania

Emily Gindlesperger, President of the Pennsylvania Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (724) 216-7023
Email: skewbdobdo@verizon.net

Puerto Rico

Gladys Franco, Parent Contact
Phone: (787) 967-7308

Rhode Island

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

South Carolina

Jennifer Duffell-Hoffman, President of the South Carolina Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (803) 287-53914
Email: jaduffell@yahoo.com

South Dakota

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Tennessee

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Texas

Emily Gibbs, President of the Texas Parent of Blind Children
Phone: (281) 968-7347
Email: Egibbs@nfbtx.org
Website: http://www.tpobc.org

Utah

Sarah Erb, President of the Utah Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (801) 556-6649
Email: slcerb@gmail.com

Vermont

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Virginia

Beth Sellers, President of the Virginia Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (540) 746-1784
Email: sellers31@gmail.com

Washington

Jennifer Gandarias, President, of the Washington Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (425) 870-9958
Email: gandarias1217@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/waparentsofblindchildren/home

West Virginia

Carla Keirns, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (215) 840-2926
Email: President@NOPBC.org

Wisconsin

Debi Meng, President, of the Wisconsin Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (608) 558-1589
Email: debi_meng@yahoo.com

Wyoming

Brad Weatherd, Parent Contact
Phone: (307) 329-9672
Email: bweatherd@gmail.com
Jill Weatherd, Parent Contact
Phone: (307) 710-7161
Email: jillweatherd@gmail.com