Members of the NFB of Ohio meet together to caucus.

Chapters & Divisions


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
Phone: 419-661-9171
1912 Tracy Road Northwood, Ohio 43619

Capital Chapter

Annette Lutz, President
Phone: 614-288-4323
77 West Jeffrey Place Columbus, Ohio 43214

Cincinnati Chapter

Gloria Robinson, President
Phone: 513-615-1110

Cleveland Chapter

Suzanne Hartfield-Turner, President
Phone: 216-990-6199
PO Box 141077 Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Cuyahoga County chapter

Jaclyn Schiemann, President
Phone: (440) 223-8170
E-mail: schiemja@gmail.comm

Greater Akron Chapter

Kathy Legg, President
Phone: 330-212-5118
1916 15th Street SW Akron Ohio 44314

Lorain County Chapter

Sherry Ruth, President
Phone: 440-324-4218 | 440-281-6959
6922 Murray Ridge Road Elyria, Ohio 44035

Miami Valley Chapter

Dr. Carolyn Peters, President
Phone: 937-657-5134

Springfield Chapter

Debra Baker, President
Phone: 937-206-2935
1107 Burt Street Springfield, OH 45505


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 any one or more of interest to you.

Community Service

Pat McPherson, President
Phone: 330-524-8388
3088 Prior Drive, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Communities of Faith

Dr. Carolyn Peters, President
Phone: 937-657-5134

Ohio Association of Blind Students

Shane Popplestone, President
Phone: 234-716-2208


2027 Lorena Ave. Akron, Oh 44313

Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users

LuAnn Bowers, President
Phone: 419-822-6828
218 East Cherry St. lot 31 Liberty Center, OH 43532

Ohio Organization of Blind Seniors

Marianne Denning, President
Phone: 513-607-6053
835 Carini Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45218

Diabetes Action Network of Ohio

Joann Williams, President

2297 East 87th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44106