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Virginia AER Board Nominations 2018

 It’s time to pick the new members for the Virginia AER Board. Being part of the board provides an invaluable service to the members and can be very rewarding! In addition to the participating in board activities, you will experience camaraderie with people throughout the field of visual impairment. This year, we have the following open positions for nominations for someone like YOU: President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and 3 Members-at-Large. Please nominate yourself or one of your colleagues to become a leader in Virginia AER! Send nomination forms to Amy Colaizzi (acolaiz12@gmail.com). Feel free to contact Amy with further questions/comments. 

As a board member:

  • YOU help make decisions that positively affect our field on a daily basis!YOU help members grow professionally by sharing your creative ideas for board projects!YOU can be a catalyst to promote activities of professionals around our state!YOU collaborate with other board members who share your desire to be a leader in our field!
  • YOU gain personal satisfaction by knowing you have served the consumers of our services by providing educational opportunities to practitioners in our field!

Please click on the following links for more information and the nomination form:

Board Responsibilities Information and Nomination Form

 Looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Amy Colaizzi

Virginia AER Immediate Past President

Nominations Committee Chair




VA AER Board Members

President : Valery Herring

President Elect: Chris Martin

Past President: Amy Colaizzi

Secretary: Tracey O' Malley

Treasurer: Rebecca Peek


Board Members-at-Large

Morina Lamb

Lori Floyd

Gail Henrich

Gwyn Suttell


2018 Conference Chair: 

Lisa Auwarter 


Board Meetings:

If you would like to be a part of a board meeting please contact valeryherring@yahoo.com.





Virginia offers annual professional conferences and training for the education of the blind and visually impaired.


See past Conference materials here:  Virginia AER Archived Conference Materials


Please click here for AER Virginia Chapters Bylaws
(Revised April 2014)




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