PEGGY BLAISING
​Retired Special Education
Teacher and Community
Volunteer
TOMMY LE​
VP, Business Banking Officer
CommerceWest Bank
JEFFREY FOHRER
Attorney
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

DEBI CALLAHAN​
FUND DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Vice President
Everett-Callahan Insurance
LAUREN KLEIMAN
Legal Counsel
Acquisitions, Land Use & Litigation
JEFF HIPSHMAN​
BOARD TREASURER & FINANCE CHAIR
​Principal
HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors

JAIMIE HAVER​
SVP Operations Commercial
Equipment Leasing, Hanmi Bank
​Parent of Child w/ Visual

Impairment

​​AMIEE GOULDING
HUNTER JOHNSON
MARKETING CHAIR
​Johnson Gray Advertising

PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MINDY WEINHEIMER
GENE MICCO​
​FORMER BOARD CHAIR
​President 
Tustin Community Bank

DIRECTOR OF BRIGHT VISIONS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
YATMAN KWAN
​Senior Transportation Planner
California Department of
Transportation - District 12

Mrs. Jeri Konopisos was previously Vice President of the Workplace Campaign for Orange County's United Way. She has been a community volunteer and board member for several organizations and schools in Southern California including St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Santa Ana Assistance League. Jeri has been a board member at Blind Children’s Learning Center since November 2007. 

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
KATHLEEN BUEHLER
IRENE TAKAHASHI
DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH
ACCOUNTING & HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
EHSAN SADRI​
Ophthalmologist
​​Atlantis Eyecare


ASHISH M. MEHTA, M.D.​
Chief of Ophthalmology
Southern California Permanente

Medical Group

Irene has worked in the field of early intervention for over 25 years, starting at Blind Children’s Learning Center in 1990 as an intern. Upon earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine, Irene joined the center as Lead Infant Teacher while obtaining her Child Care Permit. She then moved to the Infant Family Focus Program as an Infant Development Specialist before eventually directing the Infant Family Focus Program. Six years later, Irene was named Director at Bright Visions.

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH
ROSIA BRUNO
VICE CHAIR
​Accounts Manager
UPS International

Amiee Goulding has devoted over 20 years of her professional career to Blind Children's Learning Center. She has worked her way up from Intern to Lead Teacher to her current position of Director of Bright Visions Early Childhood Center. She holds a bachelor's degree from National University, as well as earning a Director Permit from Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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OUR MISSION: To prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support.

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DANIELLE KING​
​Vice President 
Mardek Enterprises Inc
​Parent of Child w/ Visual

 Impairment
DIRECTOR OF FUND DEVELOPMENT
FRANK VILLALOBOS, M.D.
​Retired Cardiologist 
and Community Volunteer

Mindy has been with Blind Children's Learning Center since 1996. She holds a degree in Business Management with emphasis in Human Resources from University of Phoenix. Drawn to the Center due to several family members having visual impairments, she knew she had a home here after participating in a Blindfold  Luncheon early in her tenure. She has notably been awarded the CFO Community Service Award through Orange County Business Journal.

​​CAROLYN BAKER

Kathleen has worked with Blind Children's Learning Center since 2010 and in 2012 accepted the position of executive director. For more than 20 years, Kathleen served as a fund development director at various Orange County nonprofits and more recently worked as a fund raising consultant with Third Sector Learning, She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is an active member with OC Delta Gamma Alumnae groups.

EVANGELINE ANDERSEN​
​Financial Reporting & Technical

Accounting: Edison Mission Energy
BARBARA ALVARADO
BOARD SECRETARY
​Community Volunteer

DEVON Pfeil

Junior League of Orange County

Carolyn has more than 20 years of professional community relations experience. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communications/Public Relations from Chapman University and Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College Carroll School of Management. Prior to her work with Blind Children's Learning Center, Carolyn was Director of Community Relations/Public Affairs for HomeAid Orange County.

ROGER ROSSIER
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Community Volunteer
Retired Vice President of Rossier

Educational and Mental Health
JERI KONOPISOS
BOARD CHAIR
MARGARET MOODIAN, M.A.,
ED.D.​​ 
GOVERNANCE CHAIR
Lead Professor, Tutor
​Brandman University

PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR