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Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2500 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA  94306



To contact us, please call our reception desk or send e-mail to

For doctor referrals please complete the attached form and fax it to our office.

From outside the local area please call us toll-free at 800-660-2009.


Fax:  650-858-0214


Business hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.


Store Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


2020 Office Holiday Closures


To contact a specific staff member by telephone, please see the staff directory below:

Accounting and Business Office 


Tom Musgrave, Senior Accountant/Facility Manager

650-858-0202 Extension 127


Access Technology

(Includes computer and device training)

Son Kim, Access Technology Specialist

650-858-0202 Extension 180


John Glass, Director of Assistive Technology

650-858-0202 Extension 123



Karae Lisle, Executive Director

650-858-0202 Extension 119 


Sharon Hudson, Chief Operating Officer

650-858-0202 Extension 111


Meg Faville, Administrative Services Manager

650-858-0202 Extension 140


Julie Morris, Administrative Assistant

650-858-0202 Extension 110

Community Relations 

Alice Turner, Director of Community Relations

650-858-0202 Extension 130


John Faustino, Community Outreach Coordinator

650-858-0202 Extension 128


Kim McCoy, VP of Development

650-858-0202 Extension 118


Andrea Tsang, Development Associate

650-858-0202 Extension 125


Poonam Malik, Director of Corporate Engagement

650-858-0202 Extension 124

Adult Services Staff 

Valerie Campos, Director of Adult Services & Orientation & Mobility Instructor


David Emanuel, Orientation & Mobility Instructor

650-858-0202 Extension 133


Liz Hom, Daily Living Skills Instructor

Laura Michels, Orientation & Mobility Instructor

650-858-0202 Extension 113



Student Services Staff

Bethany Small, Director of Student Services & Teacher of the Visually Impaired


Dan Chung, Orientation & Mobility Instructor

Amy Jine, Transition Program Specialist


Alesandra Laurell, Orientation & Mobility Instructor



Jan Swayne, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Puao T'eo, Teacher of the Visually Impaired


Information Technology 

Alice Sakamoto, Director of IT Support Services

650-858-0202 Extension 134


Low Vision Clinic 

Garlyn Serame, Senior Director of Clinic Services

650-858-0202 Extension 121


Selma Chin, OD, Chief Low Vision Optometrist

650-858-0202 Extension 138


Marge Geronimo, OD

650-858-0202 Extension 126


Debra Goslin, Clinic Services Specialist



Amy Kiernan, Clinic Finance Specialist



Denisa Oprea, Clinic Services Manager

650-858-0202 Extension 137 



Social Services/Counselors, Information and Referral 

David Hoffman, Social worker

650-858-0202 Extension 131


John Faustino

650-858-0202 Extension 128



The Health Library 

Dawn Wilcox, RN, Health Librarian and Editor in Chief

Roger D. Petersen, Health Library Assistant

650-858-0202 Extension 132


The Store 

Martha Warren, Store Manager

650-858-0202 Extension 135


Vista Voyagers

650-858-0202 Extension 183