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Olmsted Staff

Olmsted Center for Sight employs about 150 employees, some who have been committed to the agency for more than 30 years. Their dedication is what makes Olmsted Center the premier provider of services to the visually impaired community in Western New York.


Departmental Leadership

Tammy Owen, President & CEO

Tom Ayers, VP of Business Development

Mary Beth Peters, Director of Early Education Program

Luann Chambers, Assistant Director of Early Education Program

Renee DiFlavio, Senior Vice President of Development

Dan Genco, Director of Manufacturing

Jeffrey Hirschfelt, VP of Academic Services & Workforce Development

Michael Jackson, Director of Facilities & Residential Property Management

George Lama, Manager of Information & Assistive Technology

Theresa McDermott, Manager of VA Switchboard Services

Mary Ellen Mest, Assistant Director of National Statler Center

Hope Santonocito, Director of Contact Center Services

Sheri Shaw, Director of Rehabilitation & Low Vision Services

Franca Trincia, Chief Financial Officer

Judy Vriesen, Director of Human Resources