About CLB

Since 1900 Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Our work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active, and productive in our society.

Independence is our vision.

We provide a variety of lifestyle changing services to people who are blind or visually impaired in the DMV to achieve their highest level of economic independence and quality of life – regardless of their ability to pay.

Our work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active, and productive in our society.

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Serving the blind and visually impaired for over 100 years

Since 1900 Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss.

Meet the Team

Chrichelle Brown

Information and Referral Specialist

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Tony Cancelosi

President & CEO

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Kathy Gross

Assistant Manager of Low Vision Services

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Toya Horten

Senior Director of Administrative Operations

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Jocelyn Hunter

Senior Director of Communications

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Ronald Lenard

Senior Director of Government Contract Services

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Annie Linda

Associate Director, Rehabilitation Services; Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

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Ruben Lopez

Director of Human Resources

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Rahel Mekonnen

Program Assistant

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Denise Wyatt

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Board of Directors

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Amy Dufrane

Chair of the Board

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Andrew F. Howard

Treasurer

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Bob Irvin

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Cecelia Royster

Co-Chair, Government Contracting & Strategy Committee

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William F. Deegan. MD

Vice Chair of the Board

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Shawn Callaway

Chairman, Community Outreach Committee

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Paul Burden

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Vikram Agarwal

Strategic Innovation Group, LLC

Our Community Partners

Retina Group of Washington

Arlington County

CareFirst

HIF Small Grant

MD ILOB

Montgomery County DHHS for Rehabilitation Services

Montgomery County Executive Community Collaboration Grant for the DeafBlind program

National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)

New Freedom (O&M and Youth Transportation)

Northrop Grumman Foundation
Olender Foundation
Philip L. Graham Fund

Prince George’s Council Grants Prince George’s CPG

JPJ Foundation

United Way NCA

Gannett Foundation

Marshall Coyne Foundation

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) is a private, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. CLB’ tax identification number is 530196609.