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Northwest Region

Serving Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.

Contacts

Outreach Specialist:
Leslie Weilbacher lweilbacher@aph.org

Based in Washington, Leslie’s experience working with students with visual impairments extends over 6 years in Kitsap and Whatcom counties and includes serving as a TVI and O&M Specialist, including summer programs in independent living skills, and career experiences for youth who are visually impaired. For the last two years, she has worked on completing a general certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University Northridge and through Western Michigan University for the Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS) for people who are blind or visually impaired. Leslie lives with her current guide dog Neil and retired guide Gwenny and is working toward competing in Dressage with her horse Sid.

Northwest Region Ex Officio Trustees

  • Scott McCallum

    Washington

    Washington State School for the Blind

    Superintendent

    Address

    2214 E 13th St
    Vancouver, Washington 98661

    Contact

    360-947-3301

    360-737-2120

    Chair, Educational Product Advisory Committee 2022

  • Leslie Bechtel Van Orman

    Wyoming

    Wyoming State Department of Education

    Vision Outreach Services – Program Manager

    Address

    320 W Main
    Riverton, Wyoming 82501

    Contact

    307-857-9267

    307-857-9257

  • Brian Darcy

    Idaho

    Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Administrator

    Address

    1450 Main St
    Gooding, Idaho 83330

    Contact

    208-934-4457

    208-934-8352

  • Anne Freitag

    Alaska

    Special Education Service Agency

    Librarian

    Address

    3501 Denali St, Ste 101
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503

    Contact

    907-334-1301

    907-562-0545

  • Olive Isaako

    American Samoa

    American Samoa Department of Education

    Visual Impairment Program Coordinator

    Address

    PO Box 4120
    Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

    Contact

    684-699-4611

  • Collene Kroenke

    Idaho

    Idaho Commission for the Blind

    Low Vision Storekeeper

    Address

    341 W. Washington St
    Boise, Idaho 83720

    Contact

    208-334-3220, ext. 314 or 208-639-8380

    208-334-2963

  • Tim Thornburgh

    Marianas Protectorate (MP)

    CNMI Public School System

    Federal Programs Officer

    Address

    PO Box 501370
    Saipan, MP 96950

    Contact

    670-237-3065

    670-664-3797

  • Emily Stenberg Brown

    North Dakota

    Vision Resource Center (NDVSISB)

    Director of ND Vision Services

    Address

    500 Stanford Rd
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203

    Contact

    701-795-2709

    701-795-2727

  • Laurie Megard

    South Dakota

    South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind

    Communications Instructor

    Address

    2900 West 11th Street Ste 101
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

    Contact

    605-367-5260

    605-367-5263

  • Pamela Parker

    Washington

    Washington State Department of Public Instruction

    Director of Outreach WSSB/State Vision Coordinator WSDS

    Address

    2214 E 13th St
    Vancouver, Washington 98661

    Contact

    360-947-3304

    360-737-2120

  • Carol Clayton-Bye

    Montana

    Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind and Montana State Department of Public Instruction

    MSDB Outreach Director

    Address

    3911 Central Ave
    Great Falls, Montana 59405

    Contact

    406-403-1322

    406-771-6164

  • Dan Trefz

    South Dakota

    South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Superintendent

    Address

    605 14th Ave SE
    Aberdeen, South Dakota 57402

    Contact

    605-626-2580

  • Brian Yoder

    Oregon

    Oregon Department of Education

    Manager, Oregon Textbook & Media Center

    Address

    2060 Vista Ave SE #100
    Salem, Oregon 97302

    Contact

    503-540-2940

  • Kate Kosior

    South Dakota

    South Dakota Department of Education

    Manager

    Address

    800 Governors Dr.
    Pierre, South Dakota 57501

    Contact

    605-773-5081

  • Thomas C. Babauta

    Guam

    Guam Department of Education

    Assistant Superintendent, Special Education

    Address

    501 Mariner Ave
    Barrigada, Guam 96913

    Contact

    671-300-1322

    671-472-5001