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Advisory Committee for the Blind of Pennsylvania


The Advisory Committee for the Blind of PA (ACBP) advises the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s executive director in all program areas, including, but not limited to: vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation teaching; the Business Enterprise Program; and orientation and mobility, independent living, and specialized services. Established by Section 2225 of Act 15 of 1999, signed into law by Governor Tom Ridge on June 22, 1999, the ACBP also makes informed recommendations concerning program and service development, expansion, and enhancement.

Advisory Committee for the Blind of PA Members

Kim Lengel, Chair
William McCann, Vice Chair
Lori Lesante, Secretary
Patrick Hunter McGowan
Brenda Loughrey
Dawn Sokol, Acting Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services Director

2022 Meeting Dates

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link

Conference Line: 1-267-332-8737
Conference ID: 646205693#  
Contact: Jamie Pressmann, 570-709-6135

Note: Online meeting information and conference numbers will be updated at every meeting. Do not bookmark the Teams meeting link.
Meeting Dates:
​Meeting Times:
​Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Agenda
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Meeting Information

​9:00 a.m. - noon
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - Agenda

​9:00 a.m. - noon
​Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Agenda

​9:00 a.m. - noon
​Wednesday, December 7, 2022

​9:00 a.m. - noon

Meeting Minutes

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