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Vision Loss Resources Board of Directors

Patricia Durst, U.S. Bancorp
Board Chair

Mary McDougall, Merrill Lynch
Vice Board Chair

Joan Arbach, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Deb Swenson, Lommen Abdo, P.A.

Ron Beauchane, Plymouth, Minnesota

Dr. Herbert L. Cantrill, M.D., VitreoRetinal Eye Surgery P.A.

Chris Carlson, UnitedHealth Group

Paul Erdahl, Global Talent Strategies

Shauna Harrison, Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Robert Hersman, O.D., Hopkins Eye Clinic

Dan Narr, Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Diane Norman, RSP Architects

John Priestley, Plymouth, Minnesota

Kate Shamblott, Shamblott Family Dentistry

Jim Shear, H-Park Seating

Mary Tambornino, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leigh Wilson-Mattson, Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America

Debbie Wygal, Ph.D., Saint Paul, Minnesota


Executive Staff

Kate Grathwol, Ph.D. (about)
President and CEO

Mauricio Lopez (email)

John Filek (email)
Director of Programs

Linda Guzman  (email)
Director of Manufacturing, Contract Production Services


Program Leadership

Susan Anderson, Community Services Lead (email)

Kelly McCrary, Rehabilitation Program Lead (email)


DeafBlind Services Minnesota

Diane Lentsch
Adult Community Services Lead, DeafBlind Services Minnesota (email)

Paul Deeming
Waivered Services Lead, DeafBlind Services Minnesota (email)

Anna Kohrs
Children Youth and Family Services Lead, DeafBlind Services Minnesota  (email)


Administrative & Facilities Leadership

Kimberly Dague, Payroll and Accounts Payable Manager (email)

Iris Key, Development Associate (email)

Mark Opalinski, Facilities Engineer (email)