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 imagine a future where the blind and visually impaired have equal opportunities to participate independently in our great Central Illinois community.


Executive Director

Michelle Shute

Board of Directors:


President – Prasad Parupalli – Sighted

Vice President – Ken Gray – Visually impaired

Treasurer – Xin Lu – Visually impaired

Secretary – Molly Pasley – Sighted


Cora Quinn – Blind

Gyla Grigsby – Visually impaired

Jennifer Hehner – Sighted

Leia Stewart – Blind

Mary Beth Cooper – Sighted

Priscilla Whipp – Sighted