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EBC Staff

Dan Needham - President and Chief Executive Officer


Bob Sonnenberg - Director of Development

Leigh Thorsen - Development Assistant

Assistive Technology

Jeff Harrington - Manager, Assistive Technology Specialist

Jacques Law - Senior Assistive Technology Specialist

Cathy Mulhern - Assistive Technology Specialist


Ray Thompson - Facilities Manager


Kati Aho - Director of Programs and Quality

Administrative Staff

Kate Stefan - Accounting/Finance/Grants Management

Ahlia Warren - Intake Management and Student Counselor

Beverly Nunes - Administrative Assistant

Nick O'Riley - Low Vision Clinic Management and Administrative Support

Independent Living Skills

Susan Hirshfield - Therapist

Patricia Jefferson - Vision Rehabilitation Instructor

Denise Vancil - Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Orientation and Mobility

Maura Wong Cooper - Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Regina Kutches - COMS, Orientation & Mobility and Independent Living Skills Specialist

Volunteer Program

Leigh Thorsen - Volunteer Coordinator Management


Our mission is to provide opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve and enrich their personal, social and economic lives.

The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.


It is the Vision of the Earle Baum Center to facilitate personal independence and growth for people who are blind or vision impaired by:

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 523-3222
Fax: (707) 636-2768

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