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West Virginia Schools For The Deaf and the Blind

Board of Advisors

Members Board of Advisors



Current Position

Term Ends

Teacher & Teacher Preparation

Dr. Sheila Amato

VI & DHH Teacher (retired), Adjunct Professor – WVU

June 30, 2021

Alumni of WVSD

Mary Ennis Blahut

Alumni, WVSD

Dean of Students – Western PA School for the Deaf

June 30, 2021

Parent of child with sensory loss

Christie Weddle

Parent of Elementary Deaf Student – Keyser, WV

June 30, 2019

Romney Community

Eileen Johnson

Executive Director

Hamp. Co. Development Authority

June 30, 2019

Community and Job Development

Adam McKenery

Corporate Director – Internal Audit – Valley Health, Winchester, VA

June 30, 2020

National Advocacy

Barbara Raimondo

Consultant in the area of Deaf Education


June 30, 2019

WV Legislature

Ruth Rowan


WV House of Delegates

50th District Delegate

June 30, 2019

Teacher Preparation

Dr. Mary Jean Sanspree

Retired Research Professor

University of Alabama, Birmingham

June 30, 2021

Alumni of WVSB

Charlene Smyth

Alumni, WVSB

President-National Federation of the Blind – WV

June 30, 2020

National Advocacy

Louis Tutt

Executive Director – Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

June 30, 2020