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Pearl Van Zandt, Ph.D
Executive Director
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LIST OF VIPS BOARD MEMBERS AND GROUP LEADERS

 

VIPS Group Leaders  

Revised: July 14, 2008

 

Region 1

 

Regional Representative: Vacant

 

Alternate: Vacant

 

Alliance VIPS

Contact Person: Archie Gaines

604 Hudson

Alliance , NE 69310

(308) 762-5880

 

Chadron VIPS

Contact Person: Carolyn Schaeffer

804 West 2nd

Chadron , NE 69337

(308) 432-8185

 

Prairie Wind VIPS

Contact Person: Erma Snyder

67 Woodley Park Road

Gering , NE 69341

(308) 262-0515

 

Scottsbluff VIPS

Contact Person: Erma Snyder

67 Woodley Park Road

Gering , NE 69341

(308) 630-7993

 

Sidney VIPS

Contact Person: LaVerna Meissner

1625 Newton Street

Sidney , NE 69162

(308) 254-2328


Region 2

 

Regional Representative:

Florence Lunkwitz

PO Box 657

Sutherland , NE 69165

(308) 386-4467

 

Alternate:

Avis Wiest

820 West 5th

Ogallala , NE 69153

(308) 284-3750

 

Ainsworth VIPS

Contact: Elmer Andersen

138 West 5th

Ainsworth , NE 69210

(402) 382-1594

 

Buffalo Bills - North Platte

Contact Person: Florence Lunkwitz

PO Box 657

Sutherland , NE 69165

(308) 386-4467

 

Grant/Ogallala Pathfinders

Contact Person: Avis Wiest

820 W. 5th

Ogallala , NE 69153

(308) 284-3750

 

High Plains VIPS - McCook

Contact Person: Nettie Voorhees

Parkside Manor

209 Nelson Street

Cambridge , NE 69022

(308) 697-4050

 

Valentine VIPS

Contact Person: Candace Laursen

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

200 S. Silber

North Platte , NE 69101

(308) 535-8170


Region 3

 

Regional Representative:

Dan Treffer

41350 Carthage Road

Ravenna , NE 68869

(308) 452-4342

 

Alternate:

Marshall Heathers

412 Alba Avenue, Apt. 1

Ravenna , Ne 68869

(308) 452-3106

 

Holdrege VIPS

Contact Person: Gloria Bryan

72538 M Road

Holdrege , NE 68949

(308) 995-5573

 

Kearney VIPS

Contact Person: Madge Johnson

5410 17th Avenue, Apt. 330

Kearney , NE 68845

(308) 698-7330

 

Loup Valley VIPS - Sargent

Contact Person: Myra Moon

PO Box 181

Taylor , NE 68879

(308) 942-3494

 

Ravenna VIPS

Contact Person: Dan Treffer

41350 Carthage Road

Ravenna , NE 68869

(308) 452-4342


Region 4

 

Regional Representative:

Ardene Kohtz

827 Beaver

York , NE 68467

(402) 362-3072

 

Alternate: Vacant

 

Hastings Area Peer Support

Contact Person: Vacant

 

Heartlanders - York

Contact Person: Ardene Kohtz

827 Beaver

York NE 68467

(402) 362-3072

 

Islanders - Grand Island

Howard Simons

324 West 13th

Grand Island , NE 68801

(308) 381-8003

 

Visionaires - Stromsburg

Contact Person: Irene Appleton

Box 57

Stromsburg , NE 68666

(402) 764-8202


Region 5

 

Regional Representative:

Jeanette Graf

516 South 14th

Wymore , NE 68466

(402) 645-3097

 

Alternate:

Lorene Zeleny

1320 Road 21

Miligan , NE 68406

(402) 629-4597

 

Blue River Group - Beatrice

Contact Person: Jeanette Graf

516 South 14th

Wymore , NE 68466

(402) 645-3097

 

Senior Jeffs VIPS

Contact Person: Kathleen O'Keefe

720 J Street #309

Fairbury , NE 68352

(402) 729-5407

 

South Central VIPS - Shickley

Contact Persons:

Leona Saltzman Juleen Farnstrom

Box 432 531 Charles Road

Shickley , NE 68436 Hebron , NE 68370

(402) 627-4505 (402) 768-6854

 

Tecumseh Support Group

Contact Person: Erma Diedrichsen

261 North 4 th Street

Tecumseh , NE 68450

(402) 335-2559


Region 6

 

Regional Representative:

Norma Tiller

1933 G Street Apt. 104

Lincoln , NE 68510

(402) 435-1125

 

Alternate:

Cy Miller

3311 South 54th Street

Lincoln , NE 68506

(402) 483-4878

 

Autumn Woods - Lincoln

Contact Person: Norma Tiller

1933 G Street Apt. 104

Lincoln , NE 68510

(402) 435-1125

 

Goldenrod VIPS

Contact Person: Cheryl Simon

841 South 47 th Street, Apt. 425

Lincoln , NE 68510

(402) 261-3085

 

Sunshine VIPS

Contact Person: Nye Bond

859 South 45th Street

Lincoln , NE 68503

(402) 483-6378

 


Region 7

 

Regional Representative:

DeLoris Yochum

2909 Kendel Drive

Ashland , NE 68003

(402) 944-7233

 

Alternate:

Ruth Ann Schoen

354 East 9th Street

Wahoo, NE 68066

(402) 443-3992

 

Blair VIPS

Contact Person: Ann Reno

758 South 16th Street, Apt. 284

Blair , NE 68808

(402) 426-8590

 

Pathfinders - Fremont

Contact Persons:

Marjorie Gehrett Ann Lynch

2510 N. Clarkson , 454 East 30 th Street ,

Apt. 505 Apt 34

Fremont , NE 68025 Valley , NE 68025

(402) 721-6278 (402) 721-2798

e-mail: joeann341@ezsg.com

 

Pawnee VIPS - Columbus

Contact Person:

Shirley Schmidt

3600 30 th Street, Apt. 131

Columbus , NE 68601

(402) 564-3081

 

Saunders County VIPS

Contact persons:

DeLoris Yochum Ruth Ann Schoen

2909 Kendel Drive 354 East 9th Street

Ashland , NE 68003 Wahoo, NE 68066

(402) 944-7233 (402) 443-3992

 


Region 8

 

Regional Representative:

Adelia Davis

46936-881st Road

Stuart , NE 68780

(402) 924-3993

 

Alternate:

Bob Jascke

227 S. Maple #4

West Point , NE 68788

(402) 372-5516

 

Albion Area VIPS

Contact Person: Shirley Babcock

2734 260th Street

Albion , NE 68620

(402) 395-2456


Holt County VIPS

Contact Person: Vivian Melena

215 N. 8th Street

O'Neill, NE 68763

(402) 336-1434

 

Northeast Nebraska VIPS - Norfolk

Contact Person: Lavah Maciejewski

1210 Douglas Street

Wayne , NE 68787

(402) 375-2016

 

Tekamah Visionaires

Contact Person: Eva McCluskey

4451 County Road J

Tekamah , NE 68061

(402) 374-1262


Region 9

 

Regional Representative:

Ruth Price

4818 South 190th Street

Omaha , NE 68135

(402) 896-1876

 

Alternate:

Glendora Weiland

6114 North 63 rd Street

Omaha , NE 68104

(402) 571-9497

 

Crown Point Retirement Community

2820 South 80th

Omaha , NE 68124

Contact Person: Roy Hobley

391-9984

 

River City VIPS - Omaha

Contact Person: Millard Hudson

5017 North 23rd Street

Omaha , NE 68110

(402) 451-8257

 

Executive Committee:

President:

Howard Simons

324 West 13th

Grand Island , NE 68801

(308) 381-8003

 

Vice President:

David Johnson

PO Box 5

Gibbon , NE 68840

(308) 468-6260

 

Secretary:

Ann Lynch

Valley , NE 68025

(402) 721-2798

e-mail: joeann341@ezsg.com

Treasurer:

Judy Beck

3227 West 17 th Street

Grand Island , NE 68803

(402) 383-8168

 

Nebraska Visually Impaired Peer Support

Business Office

PO Box 966

Gibbon , NE 68840

(308) 468-6099

Office Manager: David Johnson

 

DeLoris Yochum

Editor

VIPS Newsletter

2909 Kendel Drive

Ashland , NE 68003

(402) 944-7233

 

 


Nebraska Center for the Blind has been approved by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB). This approval is granted only to those Centers that meet strict standards for high quality services, uphold a positive philosophy of blindness and high expectations, adhere to Structured Discovery instructional methodology, and are dedicated to assuring genuine Informed Choice for all consumers. The Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired adheres to these standards of quality assurance in every area of its service delivery.