Mission statement

Blindconnect connects those affected by vision loss to blind people and provides blind Nevadans opportunities to increase independence.

Board of Directors
A woman smiles at the Camera as she places her hands on a muffin tin filled with six tennis balls. (How students at Angela’s House begin learning braille)

Board Officers

President: Raquel O’Neill, LCSW
President Ex-Officio: Jean Peyton
Secretary: Dan Howland
Treasurer: Barbra Vivero

Board Members


Ernest Hall

Jack Schibrowsky 

Franchesca Soriano

Tom Sullivan 

Ed Robichaud

Barbra Vivero

Janice Fitzpatrick

Partnerships and Collaborations

Throughout our history we’ve worked with agencies and nonprofits to maximize services to those with vision loss. We are a partner with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. We are housed in their Mobility Training Center and we work closely with them to promote use of public transit.

We collaborate to provide direct services with:

Blind Center of Nevada

Easterseals Nevada

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

through VisionServicesNevada