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.

Recent News

The elections results are in! Congratulations to the newly elected members of the 2022-23 AMESVI Board. President Elect – Deirdre Nyberg, Corresponding Secretary – Amy Mason, Greater Boston Regional Representative – Hope Paulos, Central Ma. Representative – Donna Mitchell, Northeast Regional Representative – Karen Barrows, Professional Development Coordinator – Nancy Sharon

Thank you to those who have served on the AMESVI Board this past year! Your hard work and efforts are greatly appreciated! Pamela Sudore – corresponding secretary, Ilse Willems – Greater Boston representative, Meg Robertson – Northeast representative, and Laura Koester – Central Ma. representative

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 |