Happy Fall Y’all from PNWAER

Hello Eve,

On behalf of our PNWAER board, we hope this email finds you well and settling into this new season. We are looking forward to another exciting year with all of you. Be on the lookout for an email with a survey to discuss the 2022 conference and the return of our mixers!

We would like to take this time to introduce our board and the significance of AER & PNWAER as professional organizations.

Please welcome our 2020-2021 Board Members.

  • Stacey Gibbins, President
  • Sean McCormick, President-Elect
  • Brittany Valicoff, Past-President
  • Julie McEnderfer, Treasurer
  • Kina Blackburn, Secretary
  • Board Members’ at Large – Janet Carlson, Sara Zachariah, Scott McCallum

What is AER and PNWAER?
Pacific Northwest AER (PNWAER) is a chapter of The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER).  This chapter provides a unique opportunity to connect with local professionals who provide services and resources that enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their educational, employment and personal independence goals. Example, our spring conference held every year or our newest virtual mixers! 

Our chapter covers professionals living in the state of Washington.

PNWAER is active all year round. It is led by a group of board members that are voted into position by PNWAER members!

Why Join: When you join AER and our chapter, you join a community of excellence. This membership brings professionals together toensure success of one another and success of the people we serve. Added bonus, members have access to AER’s learning series and discounts on AER conference registrations.

How: To join PNWAER officially you need to be a member of AER. An AER membership provides an automatic membership to our chapter if you reside in Washington State. There are several membership types, click the link to find the best fit for you! https://aerbvi.org/membership/

Not ready to commit but want to follow along? Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pnwaer/We hope you will consider joining this wonderful professional organization. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Stacey Gibbins, PNWAER President