The Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments

2021 Spring Conference

AMESVI’s 2021 Spring Conference will take place on Monday, May 24, 2:00-5:00 on Zoom. The conference is FREE to members. More information coming soon!

Welcome to the Website of the Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI). We are celebrating our 23rd year as an association of professionals who work with students with vision impairments.


Looking to join or renew your membership? Check out our membership page to learn more and to sign up!

A zoom screenshot of the AMESVI board members
AMESVI Executive Board, 2020-2021. From top to bottom, left to right: Joan Pierce, Eileen Curran, Ilse Willems, Meg Robertson, Katrena Traut-Savino, Miryam Vesset, Kaitlyn Barron, Pamela Sudore, Laura Koester, Amy Mason, Nita Rossow, Nancy Sharon.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of students with visual impairments through advocacy, professional development, and the education of others, including members of the general public, regarding the unique educational needs of students with visual impairments.

Recent News

The Bylaws Committee is hard at work revising AMESVI’s bylaws to come into the digital era! A special thank you to our committee members for their hard work and effort: Tim Traut-Savino, Vanessa Rosalan, Pamela Sudore, and Amy Mason.

“Mondays with AMESVI” – For Members! On the first Monday of every month, join AMESVI for roundtable topics, fireside chats, and more. Check the listserv for more information and the Zoom link. On April 5, Meg Robertson, Northeast Regional Rep, will facilitate”Topics in O&M.” On May 3, Eileen Curran, President Elect, will offer “Google Forms for Data Collection and IEPs.”


If you have any questions about AMESVI, please email a member of the Board.

President: Amy Mason |

Past President: Miryam Vesset|

President Elect: Eileen Curran |

Treasurer: Joan Pierce |

Recording Secretary: Nita Rossow |

Corresponding Secretary: Pamela Sudore |

Western Ma Rep: TBD |

Central MA Rep: Laura Koester |

Greater Boston Rep 1: Kaitlyn Barron |

Greater Boston Rep 2: Ilse Willems |

Northeast Rep: Meg Robertson |

So.Shore/Cape: Katrena Traut-Savino |

Conference Committee Chair: Nancy Sharon |