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

2023 -24 Elections

Congratulations to the newly elected Board members: Darick Wright/President-Elect, Rachel Graves/Treasurer, Nita Rossow/Recording Secretary, Susan B. Manzon/Greater Boston Rep., Brenda Allair/Western Ma Rep., and Kerry McLean-Mahoney/So. Shore-Cape Rep. President is Deirdre Nyberg and President Ex-Officio is Vanessa Rosalan. Thank you for volunteering to serve on the Board!

Thank you to those who have completed their term: Kaitlyn Barron, Eileen Curran, Lucie Kafka, and Joan Pierce!

2022-2023 AMESVI Board

President: Deirdre Nyberg

President Ex-Officio: Vanessa Rosalan

President Elect: Darick Wright

Treasurer: Rachel Graves |

Recording Secretary: Nita Rossow

Corresponding Secretary: Amy Mason

Western Ma Rep: Brenda Allair

Central MA Rep: Vacant

Greater Boston Rep 1: Susan B. Manzon

Greater Boston Rep 2: Hope Paulos

Northeast Rep: Karen Barrows

So.Shore/Cape: Kerry McLean-Mahoney

Professional Development Coordinator: Nancy Sharon

Digital Media Coordinator: Katrena Traut-Savino