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Southeast Region

Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Virgin Islands.

Contacts

Outreach Specialist:
Jeff Schwartz, jschwartz@aph.org

Jeff is based in Florida and has served as a TVI and O&M Specialist since 1992. He has also worked as an advisor for disability services at Miami Dade College; taught American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language course at Turner Technical High School in Miami; contracted with Lighthouse programs for college transition programs; and served as an Access Technology Specialist along with many other hats over the years. In his free time, Jeff enjoys gardening, traveling, riding roller coasters, and spending time with his dogs.

Regional Partner:
Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT), CATT@aidb.org

The Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT) Project is a collaboration between APH and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB). Their mission is to provide assistive technology training to teachers of the visually impaired, utilizing a “train the trainer” model, while also providing training for students and families.

Southeast Region Ex Officio Trustees

  • Carson Cochran

    Georgia

    Georgia State Department of Education

    Program Manager, GIMC

    Address

    205 Jessie Hill Jr Dr SE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334

    Contact

    470-316-8662

    Chair, Educational Services Advisory Committee 2022

  • Dennis Gilliam

    Alabama

    Alabama School for the Blind

    Special Education Coordinator/Testing Coordinator

    Address

    PO Box 698
    Talladega, Alabama 35161

    Contact

    256-761-3331

    256-761-3520

  • Carol Bogue

    Florida

    Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Principal, Blind Department

    Address

    207 N San Marco Ave
    Saint Augustine, Florida 32084

    Contact

    904-827-2701

  • Virginia Jacko

    Florida

    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

    President & CEO

    Address

    601 SW 8th Ave
    Miami, Florida 33130

    Contact

    786-362-7505 or 305-856-2288

    305-285-6967

  • Lee Brinkley Bryan

    Georgia

    Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation

    Senior Manager

    Address

    6135 Roosevelt Highway
    Warm Springs, Georgia 31830

    Contact

    706-655-5011

    706-655-5008

  • Cindy Gibson

    Georgia

    Georgia Academy for the Blind

    Principal

    Address

    2895 Vineville Ave
    Macon, Georgia 31204

    Contact

    478-752-1853

    478-751-6659

  • Robin King

    Louisiana

    Louisiana Department of Education

    Director LIMC

    Address

    2888 B Brightside Ln
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820

    Contact

    225-757-3478

    225-757-3479

  • Paula Penrod

    Kentucky

    Kentucky School for the Blind

    KIMRC Program Coordinator

    Address

    1867 Frankfort Ave
    Louisville, Kentucky 40206

    Contact

    502-897-1583

    502-897-8737

  • Melanie Brenckle

    Louisiana

    Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired

    Principal

    Address

    2888 Brightside Lane
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820

    Contact

    225-757-3483

  • Rosie Gibson

    Mississippi

    Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind

    Center Director

    Address

    PO Box 5314
    Jackson, Mississippi 39296

    Contact

    601-364-2700

    601-364-2677

  • Marty McKenzie

    South Carolina

    South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Principal, Division of Outreach

    Address

    101 Executive Center Dr Ste 120 - Saluda Bldg
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Contact

    803-896-9787

    803-896-9848

  • Donna Earley

    South Carolina

    South Carolina Commission for the Blind

    Program Coordinator

    Address

    1430 Confederate Ave
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Contact

    803-898-8791

    803-898-8797

  • Donna Earley, Chair

    South Carolina

    South Carolina Commission for the Blind

    Program Coordinator

    Address

    1430 Confederate Ave
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Contact

    Phone: (803) 898-8791

    (803) 898-8797

  • Renee Charleswell

    Virgin Islands

    Virgin Islands Department of Education

    Interim Director, State Office of Special Education

    Address

    1834 Kongens Gade
    St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

    Contact

    (340) 776-5802 or 340-774-0100 (ask for Sp. Ed. Office)

    340-777-1020

  • Terri Terrell

    North Carolina

    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

    Data Specialist

    Address

    6356 Mail Service Center
    Raleight, North Carolina 27699-6356

    Contact

    984-236-2581

    984-236-2693

  • Juliana Rosado Vazquez

    Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico Department of Education

    Special Education Operations Manager

    Address

    PO Box 190759
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-0759

    Contact

    787-773-2285

  • Janis Moore

    South Carolina

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

    Director of Waiver Policy and Case Mgmt.

    Address

    3440 Harden Street Extension
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Contact

    803-898-9703

    803-898-2242

  • Mary Harrod

    Kentucky

    Kentucky Department for the Blind

    Administrative Section Supervisor

    Address

    8412 Westport Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40242

    Contact

    502-420-5923

    502-429-7101

  • Pamela Allen

    Louisiana

    Louisiana Center for the Blind

    Executive Director

    Address

    101 S Trenton St
    Ruston, Louisiana 71270

    Contact

    318-251-2891

    318-251-0109

  • Caitlin Cox

    Alabama

    Alabama Department of Education

    Director, Alabama IRC

    Address

    705 South St E
    Talladega, Alabama 35161

    Contact

    256-761-3237

    256-761-3561

  • Mike Switzer

    North Carolina

    North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind

    O&M Specialist

    Address

    305 Ashe Ave Crockett Peeler Bdg 2601 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27699

    Contact

    919-527-6814

    919-715-0471

  • Antonio Magee

    Mississippi

    Mississippi School for the Blind & Mississippi Department of Education

    Director, MS IRC

    Address

    1403 Eastover Drive Admin Bldg
    Jackson, Mississippi 39211

    Contact

    601-984-8226

    601-984-8230

  • Megan Martin

    Florida

    Florida Division of Blind Services-Rehab Center for the Blind

    Operations & Management Consultant I

    Address

    408 White Street
    Daytona Beacj, Florida 32114

    Contact

    386-254-3844

    386-239-6108

  • Armando L Moreno Gonzalez

    Puerto Rico

    Rehabilitation Center for the Blind of Puerto Rico

    Teacher - Vocational Center

    Address

    Apartado 191681
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-1681

    Contact

    787-758-1049 ext. 3266

  • William Tubilleja

    North Carolina

    The Governor Morehead School

    COMS, Outreach Coordinator

    Address

    303 Ashe Ave
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

    Contact

    984-292-3069

    919-715-0474

  • Judy Anderson

    Georgia

    Center for the Visually Impaired, Georgia

    Chief Development Officer

    Address

    739 W Peachtree St NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308

    Contact

    404-602-4327

  • Allen Huang

    Tennessee

    Tennessee School for the Blind & Tennessee State Department of Education

    Director of Accessible Instructional Materials & Outreach Services

    Address

    115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
    Nashville, Tennessee 37214

    Contact

    6152317317

  • Shana Luke

    Louisiana

    The Lighthouse for the Blind of New Orleans, Inc.

    Braillist

    Address

    123 State Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

    Contact

    504-899-4501, ext. 264