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Southwest Region

Serving Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

Southwest Region Outreach map displaying the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

Contacts

Outreach Specialist:
Jenny Wheeler, jwheeler@aph.org

Jenny has worked in the field of visual impairment for 20 years as a paraprofessional, braille transcriber, TVI, COMS, and AT specialist. She has served the Arizona AER chapter for more than 10 years as a board member, treasurer, vice president, president, and past president. For the past year, it has been her privilege to work with professionals throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah as the CATT Southwest regional director. Jenny has a special interest in providing individualized technology education to children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities, and in working with innovative schools and organizations to promote their technological and academic success. She is thrilled to join the APH team as the Southwest regional outreach specialist and so thankful for the continued opportunity to work with them and professionals across the Southwest to bring training and support to their educational professionals and administrators.

Regional Partner:
Southwest Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT-SW), Southwest Center for Assistive Technology Training (seeitourway.org)

The regional Center for Assistive Technology Training – Southwest (CATT or CATT-Southwest) program is a collaboration between Foundation for Blind Children (FBC), American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB). Together, we are committed to empowering individuals with visual impairments through cutting-edge assistive technology training. Experience the impact of our united expertise at CATT.

Our mission is to provide assistive technology training as well as access to assistive technology products to students, educators, service providers, parents, administrators and other community members.

APH fills the gaps in access to assistive technology options. FBC’s CATT team will provide training and other support.

Southwest Region Ex Officio Trustees

  • Lisa Yencarelli

    Arizona

    Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

    Director of Blind Programs

    Address

    1200 W Speedway
    Tucson, Arizona 85745

    Contact

    Phone: 520-770-3247

  • Katie A. Eromae

    Arizona

    Foundation for Blind Children

    Inventory Coordinator

    Address

    1234 E Northen Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85020

    Contact

    Phone: 602-337-8219

  • Gina Ouellette

    California

    California School for the Blind

    Superintendent

    Address

    500 Walnut Ave
    Fremont, California 94536

    Contact

    Phone: 510-794-3816

  • Adrian Amandi

    California

    California Education Resource Center for the Blind & VI

    Director, CA Ed Resource Ctr f/Blind & VI

    Address

    500 Walnut Ave
    Fremont, California 94536

    Contact

    Phone: 510-794-3800

  • Sergio Oliva

    California

    Braille Institute of America, Inc.

    Director, National Programs & Youth Services

    Address

    741 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles, California 90029

    Contact

    Phone: 323-552-6176

  • Marla Clayton Johnson

    California

    California Department of Education

    Education Administrator I

    Address

    1430 N St Ste 3207
    Sacramento, California 95814

    Contact

    Phone: 916-324-4543

  • Eric Mazariegos

    California

    Orientation Center for the Blind, California

    Administrator

    Address

    400 Adams St
    Albany, California 94706

    Contact

    Phone: 510-559-1214

  • Lea Dias (Grupen)

    Hawaii

    Hawaii Department of Human Services, Ho’opono Services for the Blind Branch

    Administrator

    Address

    1901 Bachelot St
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

    Contact

    Phone: 808-586-5275

    Fax: 808-586-5288

  • Michelle Arakawa

    Hawaii

    Hawaii Department of Education

    Educational Specialist

    Address

    475 22nd Ave Bldg 302 Rm 116
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

    Contact

    Phone: 808-305-9843

    Fax: 808-733-4475

  • Jessica Boles

    Nevada

    Nevada Department of Education

    AAIII

    Address

    700 E Fifth St Ste 106
    Carson City, Nevada 89701

    Contact

    Phone: 775-687-9171

    Fax: 775-697-9123

  • Armando Venegas

    Utah

    Utah State Office of Education

    USIMAC Director

    Address

    742 Harrison Blvd
    Ogden, Utah 84404

    Contact

    Phone: 801-629-4795

    Fax: 801-629-4896

  • Susan Patten

    Utah

    Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

    Associate Superintendent

    Address

    742 Harrison Blvd
    Ogden, Utah 84404

    Contact

    Phone: 801-629-4715

    Fax: 801-629-4896