Center for Vision Loss Names Christe Konopitski Director of Advancement

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Christe Konopitski – a specialist in donor cultivation, promotions, branding, and digital influence – will become the Director of Advancement of the Center for Vision Loss on Oct. 1. Konopitski has provided leadership and specialized skills to successful fundraising efforts in eastern Pennsylvania since 2014. As a board member for The Open Link – a […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Employee Promotions and New Assignments

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced several employee promotions and new assignments that took effect on Wednesday. Promoted to full-time positions were Teresa Pickett, who became Services Coordinator; Yvette Quintero, who became the organization’s Lead Client Caseworker. Monroe Transport Driver Lisa Metcalf was promoted officially to become Monroe Transport Coordinator. Assuming new positions as […]

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Dennis Zehner Assumes Executive Director Role as Agency Looks to Advance its Mission

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Dennis Zehner assumed the role as Executive Director of the Center for Vision Loss today as the agency began a new service year and initiated a critical effort to define how it will advance its mission. Zehner had been the organization’s Director of Advancement since 2018 and earned the additional title of Associate Director in […]

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Douglas Yingling Retires as Executive Director with ‘Confidence’ in the Agency’s Future

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Shortly after Center for Vision Loss Executive Director Douglas Yingling joined a blues and rock guitar duo called Yingling Porter On Tap, the band agreed to open the agency’s first Songs4Sight concert event. The fact that Center for Vision Loss employees came together to sponsor the duo’s set reflects the affection that they hold for […]

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Agency Names Jennifer Pandolfo to New Director of Services Position

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced that Jennifer Pandolfo will become its Director of Services on April 6. In this new position, Pandolfo will be responsible for the development, execution, impact, and efficiency of all agency services in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. She will work from both its Lehigh Valley campus in Allentown, […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Executive Leadership Transition

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The Center for Vision Loss announced today that Executive Director Douglas Yingling will retire on June 30 and that Dennis Zehner, the agency’s Associate Director and Director of Advancement, will succeed him. The organization’s Board of Directors approved this leadership transition unanimously during its meeting last week. Yingling has been the agency’s Executive Director since […]

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Janet Salek, Retired Educator of Students with Visual Impairments, Elected to Board

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Janet Salek, a retired educator who taught students with visual and hearing impairments throughout the United States, was elected to the Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors during the board’s November meeting. Salek has been an agency volunteer and a braille instructor in Monroe County since 2018. Throughout a career of nearly 40 years, […]

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Devin Darby Elected to Agency Board of Directors

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Devin Darby, MS, OTR/L, an Occupational Therapist for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, was elected to the Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors during the board’s September meeting. Darby has been a therapist in Good Shepherd’s vision rehabilitation group since 2016, and has been with the network since 2011. In her role, she designs and […]

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Agency Announces Board, Officer Elections; Linwood Gehris Re-Elected Board President

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The Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors has announced the re-election of its President and Vice President, the election of a new Treasurer and Secretary, and the election of three new members during its May meeting. Linwood Gehris, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with Affiliated Financial Planners, was elected to a second two-year term […]

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