Mission statement

The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides programs that meet the emotional, educational, and social needs for the blind and visually impaired of Central Illinois.


Vision statement

We will serve the blind and visually impaired people by enhancing and supporting their independent living abilities.


Executive Director

Michelle Shute

Board of Directors:


President – Cora Quinn – Blind

Vice President – Prasad Parupalli – Sighted

Treasurer – Leia Stewart – Blind

Secretary – Bob Gaffron – Sighted



Kim Farlin – Sighted

Ken Gray – Visually Impaired

Gyla Grigsby – Visually Impaired

Xin Lu – Visually Impaired

Robert Smith – Sighted

Tom Vogel – Blind

Carol Warren – Blind

Priscilla Whipp – Sighted

Gary Williams – Sighted