FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 10, 2017

Press Release


October 10, 2017

New Members Named to Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation Board of Directors Executive Committee

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman, vice-chair, and secretary of the Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2017-2018. Dr Rudy Manthei has been named chairman of the board, Jacob Oberman is the new vice-chair, and Franz Kallao has been appointed as secretary. They join Treasurer Jason Goudie as members of the Executive Committee.

NBCF Trustees include: Lorena Acosta, Dr. Chris Chiodo, Dr. Eva Littman, Cliff Miller, Kevin Spilsbury, and Elaine Wenger-Roesener.

“All three of our newest Executive Committee members embody the spirit of community, and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table,” explained Executive Director Emily Smith. “Each of these individuals’ professional backgrounds and passionate commitment to our mission will bring insightful perspectives to our Board.”

The NBCF Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, and volunteer communities in Las Vegas. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the NBCF Learning Center, as well as to raise awareness of NBCF’s services to children with visual impairments.

About Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation

Founded in 2006, by Kevin and Toni Spilsbury, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of children, ages 0-22, who are visually impaired in Southern Nevada. NBCF provides comprehensive services for children and their families including: advocacy, family support, employment and life skills training, education, adaptive recreation, and health services.

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation’s programs and services are provided through the generous support of individual and corporate donors.  For more information about Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation visit


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