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Vision Resource Center Announces Four New Board Members

By Vision Resource Center of Berks County

Dec 14, 2020

Reading, PA,- Vision Resource Center of Berks County (VRC) appointed four new board members to serve for the 2021 calendar year for a total of 12 board members.

Beginning January 1, 2021, the following new board members will begin their first terms:

● Dr. Amanda Legge is an optometrist with Wyomissing Optometric Center. Her strong background will bring a wealth of knowledge to our board to increase understanding and assistance in vision-related trends and needs in the low vision community.

● Vanessa Davies is a platform educator and a VRC client. She brings a unique perspective to the board as someone who is living with a visual impairment and knows the everyday struggles.

● Dave Meas is an experienced professional in development and community relations and longtime supporter of VRC. He brings extensive working knowledge in fund-raising and development.

● Gary Brown is Partner/Business Developer at Berks Digital Inc. He has served in a variety of roles for VRC in the past years. Most recently, Gary was on the finance committee and helped raise funds for the capital campaign and special events.

These additions to the board will allow VRC to continue to fulfill the mission and vision of the agency and to support the residents of Berks County who are blind or visually impaired as well as their family members and caregivers.

“We’re incredibly pleased with the new energy and collective expertise that our 2021 board will have. Our current board members, staff and volunteers congratulate and welcome the new members to the VRC family,” said President/CEO Lori Schermerhorn, Vision Resource Center of Berks County.

Officers for 2021 were also announced at the annual meeting:

● Board Chair: Steve Bobick, Utilities and Telecom Consultant

● Vice Chair: Jeff Schatz, President of Schatz Electric, Inc.

● Secretary: Melanie Mann, AVP, Marketing Product Specialist of Ephrata National Bank

● Treasurer: Gary Rothermel, Shoemakersville Lions Club member

“We’re well-positioned for 2021 with our strong team to work together on continuing to build key resources for people in our community, which is especially important in our current environment. We look forward to beginning 2021,” said Schermerhorn.

About Vision Resource Center of Berks County

Vision Resource Center of Berks County, formerly known as Berks County Association for the Blind is a non-profit based in Reading, PA. For over 90 years, the Vision Resource Center of Berks County has proudly provided services to prevent blindness and make it possible for visually impaired and blind Berks County residents to lead independent and productive lives within their community. The agency serves over 600 blind and visually impaired Berks County residents and performs approximately 3000 children’s vision screenings a year free of charge. Vision Resource Center of Berks County is a 501 (c)3, non-profit social service agency that was founded in 1929 by the Reading Lions Club. Learn more about Vision Resource Center of Berks County by visiting

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