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Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on improving and enhancing the lives of people with vision loss in California’s Central Valley.

3417 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711

Telephone: (559) 222-4447

Fax: (559) 222-4844


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Our wonderful caring staff & board members that work very hard to provide a safe, loving and comfortable environment.


Ken Warkentin

Executive Director

Shellena Heber

Director of Operations

Phoeng Gip

Program/Office Coord.

Amri Aguirre

Support Services Admin.

Reynaldo Villarreal

AT Instructor

Tom Randall

AT Instructor

Jamie Gibson-Barrows

ILS Instructor

Emily Yang

Braille Instructor


Robin Pippen

Board Treasurer

Judy Borushok

Board Member

Dr. Kim Vuong

Board Member

Jessica Roush

Board President

George Saxelby

Board Member

Dr. Michelle Carle

Board Member

Kenneth Clausell

Board Member

John Techman

Board Member

Patricia Camarillo

Board Member

Alvin Martin

South Valley Instructor

Shirley Bellinder

Support Services Asst.

Catherine Gonzales

Case Management

Adam Hodson


Daniel Hurtado

Outreach & Development

Aaron Opie

Admin. Assistant

Kaylee Ruiz

Outreach & Development

Valerie Shih

O&M Instructor

Matt Sidlinger

Support Services Assistant