President: Rodney Stanford (Through 2023)

Vice President: Martin Cahill (Through 2023)

Secretary: Rich Laine (Through 2024)

Treasurer: James Pulsoni (Through 2025)

Immediate Past President: Maria Samuels (Through 2024)

Board of Directors

      • Cathy Bieder (Through 2025)
      • Annie Chiappetta (Through 2024)
      • Jim Kiernan (Through 2025)
      • Christopher Smith (Through 2023)

Our leadership team also includes members who serve on various committees, task forces, and working groups. These are all volunteer positions, and we sincerely appreciate all that this group does on behalf of the WCBNY and the blind and visually impaired community.

The elected positions are all three-year terms, with the terms staggered such that approximately one-third of the team is elected at each year’s annual meeting.

In addition to these local leaders, several WCBNY members also serve key roles in the leadership of our state organization, the ACBNY.