Chapters and Divisions

Chapters

The suggested way to get involved in the National Federation of the Blind is to join the chapter in your area. Please find the chapter below that serves your area and contact the president to determine the next meeting date and location. If there is not a chapter in your area, then you may join the at-large chapter.

All members of the National Federation of the Blind are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the terms set forth in our code of conduct. Please review the code of conduct via the following link:
Code of Conduct

At Large Chapter

Colleen Roth, President
419-661-9171 (h)
n8tnv52@gmail.com
1912 Tracy Road
Northwood, Ohio 43619

Capital Chapter

Annette Lutz, President
614-288-4323 (c)
President.capital.nfboh@gmail.com
77 West Jeffrey Place
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Cincinnati Chapter

Gloria Robinson, President
(513) 906-0347
Grob702@gmail.com

Cleveland Chapter

Suzanne Hartfield-Turner, President
216-990-6199 (c)
President.NFB.ClevelandOhio@gmail.com
PO Box 141077
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Cuyahoga County Chapter

Jim Weiss, President
(216)245-7174

President.CuyahogaCo.NFBOH@GMail.com

Lorain County Chapter

Sherry Ruth, President
440-324-4218 (h)
440-281-6959 (c)
Babyruth2@windstream.net
6922 Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Miami Valley Chapter

Dr. Carolyn Peters, President
937-657-5134
dr.carolyn.peters@gmail.com

Springfield Chapter

Debra Baker, President
937-206-2935
Dgventure915@gmail.com
1107 Burt Street
Springfield, OH 45505

Greater Akron Chapter

Dave Bertsch, President
(330) 472-4084
dwbertsch@gmail.com 

Divisions

Divisions are special-interest groups within the federation which are formed to assist blind people as well as represent them in specific areas. For example, blind college students may be interested in joining the Ohio Association of Blind Students division, and those who wish to promote the use of Braille may wish to join the Ohio Association to Promote the Use of Braille. Please explore the list of divisions below and feel free to join the one (or ones) which are pertinent to you.

Ohio Association of Blind Merchants

Annette Lutz, President
614-288-4323 (c)
president.capital.nfboh@gmail.com
77 West Jeffrey Place
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Diabetes Action Network of Ohio

Susan Day, President
937-701-8434
greymaster95@gmail.com

Ohio Association of Blind Students

Kinshuk Tella, President
937-708-9930
Kinshuk.tella@gmail.com

Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users

Deanna Lewis, President
513-328-7976 (c)
ohioguidedog@gmail.com
2526 Meyerhill Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Ohio Association to Promote the Use of Braille

Marianne Denning, President
513-607-6053 (C),
marianne@denningweb.com
835 Carini Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45218

Ohio Organization of Blind Seniors

Barbara Pierce, President
440-774-8077 (h),
barbara.pierce9366@gmail.com
198 Kendal Drive
Oberlin, Ohio 44074