Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CCBVI) has served thousands of people in San Joaquin County for more than 68 years. CCBVI's mission is to provide the means by which people who are visually impaired can improve and sustain their capabilities and potentials to re-establish purpose and self-esteem in their lives and in society.
To provide the information, tools, and resources that will empower and inspire people who are blind and visually impaired to achieve their full potential.
Elsie Hirata, M.B.A.
Case Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
Joni Bauer, M.S., Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Independent Living Skills Instructor
Arts & Crafts Instructor / Healthy Living Instructor
Hayim "Hy" Cohen, JAWS® certified, Certificated Ai Squared ZoomText Professional, Accredited Dolphin Guide Trainer
Computer & Assistive Technology Instructor
Laurie Pattengale, B.A., Education Specialist, Visual Impairments and Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Board of Directors
- President: Judi A. Howell, Stockton Unified School District
- Secretary: Peggy Trede, County of San Joaquin
- Treasurer: Roy Patterson, Business Owner/Tracy Lions Club
- Lance Calkins, City of Albany Fire Department
- Julian Cruz, Jr., BancWest
- Scott Fry, Stockton Unified School District
- Ellen McKeegan, Hakeem, Ellis & Marengo
- Daniel C. Nuss, University of the Pacific/Mayor's Task Force For Persons With Disabilities
- Alexandra Ottesen, Community Philanthropist
- Shelia Patterson, Kaiser Permanente
- Will Ridley, Stockton Unified School District
- Edgar W. Case
- James R. Cox, Sr.
- Mimi Eberhardt
- William H. Reynolds