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Vision Loss Resources Board of Directors

Patricia Durst, U.S. Bancorp
Board Chair

Joan Arbach, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Vice Board Chair

Chris Carlson, UnitedHealth Group

Mike Treece, Star

Paul Erdahl, Global Talent Strategies
Member at Large

Ron Beauchane, Community Representative

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

Ellen Conway, Community Representative

Andy Freeman, Retired, Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust

Shauna Harrison, Department of Homeland Security

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

Diane Norman, RSP Architects

John Priestley, Community Representative

Leigh Wilson-Mattson, MacPhail Center for Music

Debbie Wygal, Community Representative

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 Manager (email)

Kelly McCrary, Rehabilitation Program Manager (email

Jen Roehl, Volunteer Manager (email)


DeafBlind Services Minnesota

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

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

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


Administrative & Facilities Leadership

Kimberly Dague, Payroll and Accounts Payable Manager (email)

Iris Key, Development and Special Projects Associate (email)

Mark Opalinski, Facilities Engineer (email)