The Association of Massachusetts Educators

of Students with Visual Impairments

Welcome to the Website of the Association of Massachusetts Educators of Students with Visual Impairments (AMESVI). We are celebrating our 25th 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!

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.

Updates and Recent News

25th Anniversary Spring Conference and Celebration, April 14th, Marlborough Holiday Inn

Please join us for our Spring Conference! Earn PDPs or ACVREP credits while collaborating with colleagues! We will be focusing on service delivery decision making! Learn about the Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas, practice using the scale with case studies, and hear how your colleagues are meeting their students’ ECC needs. There will be raffles and a celebration after the conference! You do not need to be a member to attend! For more info and to register go to Hope to see you there!

2022-2023 AMESVI Board

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

President: Vanessa Rosalan |

President Ex-Officio: Eileen Curran |

President Elect: Deirdre Nyberg |

Treasurer: Joan Pierce |

Recording Secretary: Nita Rossow |

Corresponding Secretary: Amy Mason |

Western Ma Rep: Brenda Allair |

Central MA Rep: Donna Mitchell |

Greater Boston Rep 1: Kaitlyn Barron |

Greater Boston Rep 2: Hope Paulos |

Northeast Rep: Karen Barrows|

So.Shore/Cape: Lucie Kafka |

Professional Development Coordinator: Nancy Sharon |

Digital Media Coordinator: Katrena Traut-Savino |