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Local Contacts

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.

 

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

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

Arkansas
Terry Sheeler, Parent Contact
Phone: (479) 582-0091
Email: tsheeler@nfbar.org

Arizona
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

Colorado
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com

Connecticut
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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 

Delaware
Donna Frost, Parent Contact
Phone: (302) 475-0960
Email: NESTMISSION@aol.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
Tammy Robar, Parent contact
Phone (808) 685-5751
Email: snoopytdr@aol.com

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

Idaho
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Illinois
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com

Indiana
Tammy, Hollingsqorth President of the Indiana Parents of Blind Children
Phone (317) 691-1287
Email: tammymom2@comcast.net 

Kansas
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Kentucky
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com

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/

Massachusetts
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

Maine
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Michigan
Katie Hurst 
Phone : (215) 527-5149 

Minnesota
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@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
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

North Carolina
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

North Dakota
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

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

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

New York
Gustave Jonas, President of the New York Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (585) 472-2433
Email: pobcny@nynfb.org
Website: www.nypobc.org

Nevada
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

North Dakota
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Ohio
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com

Oklahoma
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

Pennsylvania
Emily Angelcyk, President of the Pennsylvania Parents of Blind Children
Phone: (724) 863-3707

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

Rhode Island
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

South Dakota
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Tennessee
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

Texas
Michelle Murrey, President of the Texas Parent of Blind Children
Phone: (214) 923-4046
Email: michellemurrey@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tpobc.org

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

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

Vermont
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@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
Carlton Cook Walker, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Phone (717) 658-9894
Email: NOPBCpres@gmail.com 

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

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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