The official Organization:

 The Blinded Veteran Association (BVA)
62nd National Convention
            The 2007 event took place in Albuquerque, NM.
            It will occur once a year in different states.

 

 

 

Sub Organization (Primary interest of the Wounded Warrior Regiment)

Operation Peer Support
            Dedicated to the OIF/OEF group.

 

The Operation Peer Support is the primary focus of this information.

This year’s group is about 24 people. They hope to have many others in years to come.  It involves personnel from every service, and visual loss of all types. Generally, it involves who lost vision in both eyes. Those who have lost one eye are not members.

The trip, including the airfare and hotel, are funded for the first visit.

The conference is focused on two things: Education and Motivation.

The motivation part is easy to understand. For many, this is the first time that they have spent a minute with another blind individual. Particularly the totally blind ones.

The other part, the education part, is fantastic. This information must be distributed. No one, and I mean no one, knows all of this. The one who knows the most is Thomas Zampieri, of the Blinded Veterans Association (Found below). He is located in Washington, DC. He attempts to visit those in Bethesda and Walter Reed. However, he is often refused permission. This issue is non-existent if the Marine Liaison’s authorize his visit. I strongly recommend approval.


 

Company

First Name

Last Name

Title

Company Phone #

Cell Phone #

FAX #

e-mail/website

Address

Notes

RFB&D
Learning through listening
Recording for the blind and dyslexic

AnneMarie

Cooke

Senior External Relations Officer

609-520-8079

 

609-243-7056

acooke@rfbd.org

www.rfbd.org

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

They sell electronic gear and equipment.

Positive Paws

SBV-Guide Dogs for the Blind

W. R.

Hail

K9 Lifestyle Consultant

360-355-5877

 

 

waya@pacifier.com

www.iaadp.org

1087 Lewis River Road #183

Woodland, Washington 98074

Blind VietNam man who is tough. A good man for motivation. Also sells and trains dogs.

DBA

Disabled Businesspersons Association

San Diego State University-Interwork Institute

Urban

Miyares

President

619-594-8805

 

858-484-1998

urban@DisabledBusiness.com

www.DisableBusiness.org

3590 Camino del Rio North

San Diego, CA 92108-1716

Disability People who want to open a business.

This is a SUPERB company. Mr. Miyares is totally blind, and has owned over 20 companies.


 

 

Company

First Name

Last Name

Title

Company Phone #

Cell Phone #

FAX #

e-mail/website

Address

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs

Tom

Jones

Senior Advisor & Special Assistant to the Secretary

202-273-8812

202-341-7654

202-273-4877

Tom.jones2@va.gov

810 Vermont Avenue, NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20420

 

Retired USMC MGySgt who works directly for the Secretary of VA.

 Neuro Vision Technology

Gayle

Clarke

Managing Director

+61 8 8 341 5434

 

+61 8 8341 5487

Gayle.clarke@neurovisiontech.com.au

www.neurovisiontech.com.au

PO Box 141

Torrensville SA 5031 Australia

TBI Vision Loss is the specific item.

It is a NEW concept.

They train medical personnel and provide equipment.

 Currently located in Palo Alta and Tampa.

Other VA hospitals are considering it.


 

Company

First Name

Last Name

Title

Company Phone #

Cell Phone #

FAX #

e-mail/website

Address

Notes

Lakeshore Foundation

Patty

Cornelius

 

205-313-7433

 

 

pattc@lakeshore.org

www.lakeshore.org

Birmingham, Alabama

Recreation and sport for injured military personnel who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan and suffered significant vision loss or blindness.

 

U.S. Paralympics

Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee

John

Register

Associate Director

Outreach & Development

719-866-2038

719-866-2029

719-439-2260

John.register@usoc.org

www.usparalympics.org

www.myspace.com/ljsilver

www.johnregister.com

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5760

Very Solid Individual.

Very aggressive in solving issues.

Bob Woodruff Family Fund

Rene’

Bardorf

Executive Director

703-881-6994

 

 

Rene.bardorf@bobwoodrufffamilyfund.org

www.bobwoodrufffamilyfund.org

11931 Bristow Village Blvd

Bristow, VA 20136

Bob Woodruff is an excellent supporter.
Renee Bardorf was in the Regiment.

 


 

Company

First Name

Last Name

Title

Company Phone #

Cell Phone #

FAX #

e-mail/website

Address

Notes

NIB

National Industries for the Blind

Steven

Beres

Community Program Development Manager

703-310-0327

 

571-232-3638

sberes@nib.org

1310 Braddock Place

Alexandria, VA 22314

Ranger/SF Soldier
Many tours.

Car wreck back in the stated cause’s blindness.

Very aggressive.

Visits Bethesda/Walter Reed

Recommended for job learning with NIB.

NIB
National Industries for the Blind

Jim

Gibbons

President & CEO

 

703-310-0330

 

703-310-0480

jgibbons@nib.org

1310 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1691

Superb business that trains and employes Blind


 

Company

First Name

Last Name

Title

Company Phone #

Cell Phone #

FAX #

e-mail/website

Address

Notes

Blinded Veterans Association

Thomas

Zampieri

Director of Government Relations

800-6697079

202-371-8880 ext 3305

202-371-8258

301-204-3291

tzamplieri@bva.org

477 H Street NW

Washington, DC 20001-2694

Tom (retired AF Major) is THE most effective. He knows everything.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

Southern Arizona Regional Group

Dan

Standage

Vice President

 

 

520-906-1077

Dan_standage@mac.com

www.bva.org

 

 

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

Robert

Keller

Veteran National Service Officer

619-400-5306

619-400-5308

 

 

8810 Rio San Diego Dr., Rm 1159

San Diego, CA 92108

 

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

 

Claudia

Perry

National Field Service Officer

Region 2 Representative

202-530-9286

202-530-1319

 

 

1722 I Street, NW Room 242

Washington, DC 20421

 

 


   
 

 

 

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