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

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