The Center for Vision Loss has announced several employee promotions and new assignments that took effect on Wednesday.
Promoted to full-time positions were Teresa Pickett, who became Services Coordinator; Yvette Quintero, who became the organization’s Lead Client Caseworker. Monroe Transport Driver Lisa Metcalf was promoted officially to become Monroe Transport Coordinator.
Assuming new positions as of Wednesday were Ruth Weber, who became Finance and Personnel Manager; Nancy Cobb, who became Operations Manager; and Rita Lang, who became Client Activities Manager.
Wednesday marked the start of the organization’s 2020-2021 service year and the day in which Dennis Zehner, who had been its Associate Director and Director of Advancement, assumed the role as its Executive Director.
The Center for Vision Loss empowers people with visual impairments to seize their independence and advances healthy eyesight. With operations in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition motivated by Helen Keller’s advocacy in 1928 with contemporary practices and state-of-the-art technologies. The organization’s support and rehabilitative services promote the accomplishment of daily tasks, increased access to medical services and food supplies, enhanced personal wellness, and extended self-sufficiency. Its free vision screenings for children stimulate success in school and its community education programs advocate for eye health and safety. All agency services are provided at little or no cost, and more than 80% of its clients with vision loss are from low-income households.
The Center for Vision Loss is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) that is accredited nationally by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and affiliated with the VisionServe Alliance, a network of nearly 120 North American agencies that serve people with impaired sight.