Board of Directors/Staff

Seedlings’ 2024 Board of Directors

Seedlings’ Board Members are dedicated volunteers who receive no financial compensation for their services. They oversee, support, and guide the organization.

Ann Devereux, Parent of Child with Vision Loss & Market Research Analyst
Michelle Ellis, Teacher of Visually Impaired Students
Teresa Gibbons, Teacher of Visually Impaired Students
Jennifer Joseph, Parent of Child with Vision Loss & School Psychologist
Jessica King, Teacher of Visually Impaired Students
Michelle Lair, VP of Human Resources
Melissa Pilzner, Financial Advisor
Jackie Rau, Controller
Seif Saqallah, Attorney, Braille Reader
Cheryl Shewach, HR Professional
Karen Smith, Library Head of Children’s & Teen Services
Jared Stofflett, Software Developer, Braille Reader

Photo of Ann with her daughter Avery observing a seedlings book

Ann Devereux, Board President, with daughter, Avery

Seedlings’ Staff

Seedlings is so fortunate to have an amazing group of committed, hard-working staff members who bring their talents, skills, and passion for helping others to the table every day.

Beth Bauman, Production
Debra Bonde, Founder & Executive Director
Barrie Brown, Grants Manager
Emily Carter, Production
Debbie Charnley, Production
Ann Christenson, Production
Mary David, Shipping & Production
Laura Garvey, Office Manager
Kelly Gaskill, Administrative Assistant
Lori Grammer, Shipping & Production
Linda Grimm, Production
Amanda Hercula, Assistant Director
Catherine McGowan, Community Care Specialist
Cheri Muchow, Production
Kari Nelson, Production Manager
Caleigh Noonan, Community Outreach Manager
Lauren Randazzo, Community Outreach Assistant
Deb Tzafaroglou, Production
Debbie Walker, Production

Photo of 14 of Seedlings' staff members wearing blue polos and smiling in a group outside

Seedlings Staff (not all pictured)