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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB Leadership and Staff

AFB Leadership

Carl R. Augusto, President and CEO
Kelly Bleach, Chief Administrative Officer
Rick Bozeman, Finance Director, Chief Financial Officer
Adrianna Montague-Devaud, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy
Sonya Shiflet, Chief Human Resources and Planning Officer

AFB Staff by Department


Executive Office

Carl Augusto, President and CEO
Stacy Rollins, Executive Administrative Assistant to the President


Rick Bozeman, Chief Financial Officer
Patsy Carvache, Accounting Manager
Cynthia Howerton, Payroll Administrator/Staff Accountant
Tim Meadows, Staff Accountant
Michelle Roberts, Accounting Assistant

Human Resources

Sonya Shiflet, Chief Human Resources & Planning Officer
Lisa Santamarina, Human Resources Generalist

Technical Services and Web Services

Kelly Bleach, Chief Administrative Officer
Technical Services
Mary Bellard, Computer Systems Administrator
Roberto Hernandez, Network Systems Engineer
Deo Mattow, Administrative Services Manager
Heather Spence, Customer Service Associate
Web Services
Crista Earl, Director, Web Operations
Cynthia Simmons, Administrative Assistant
Sameera Kamra, Web Projects Associate
Vishal Talreja, Web Technical Manager
Elizabeth Neal, Associate Director Web Content Strategy
Jeremy Ramsier, Web Content Coordinator

AFB eLearning Center and Professional Development

George Abbott, Director AFB eLearning Center
Ike Presley, Project Manager
Shirley Landrum, Office Administrator

AFB Press

Ellen Bilofsky, Managing Editor
Rebecca Burrichter, Senior Editor, JVIB
Jenese Croasdale, Rights and Administrative Manager
Beatrice Jacinto, Database and Electronic Publications Editor


Adrianna Montague-Devaud, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Anne Durham, Sales Marketing Manager
Amanda Kolling, Communications and Marketing Manager
Helen Selsdon, Archivist, Helen Keller Archives

Programs and Policy

Paul Schroeder, Vice President
Heidi Kurtz Walters, Programs and Policy Coordinator

AFB Consulting

AFB Tech

Darren Burton, Director, AFB Tech
Marilyn Burns, Executive Secretary
Lee Huffman, AccessWorld and Technology Information Editor

Center on Vision Loss and Web Programs

Judy Scott, Director
Anne Davis, Office Administrator

Center on Vision Loss

Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate


Joe Strechay, Program Manager
Detra Bannister, Employment Specialist


Scott Truax, Program Manager

Information and Referral

Tara Annis, Information Specialist

Public Policy Center

Mark Richert, Director, Public Policy


Priscilla Rogers, Program Manager

Resource Development

Suzette Williams, Resource Development Coordinator
Cate Dolan, Institutional Giving Officer
Lacinda Fresquez, Development Operations Officer
David Walker, Individual Giving Officer

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