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If you are a current CAOMS member and would like to be listed in this directory, send an e-mail with your contact information (phone and/or e-mail), the geographical area you serve, and any qualifications or special interests you wish to include.

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Northern California


Gina di Grazia, MA, COMS, CLVT


Area Served: San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay, San Mateo County

Qualifications and Special Interests: ACVREP dual certification in O&M and Low Vision Therapy.  Working age and older adults in their homes,  work, and local communities.  22 years experience working in public health with medically complex adults.  Specialize in individualized and comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation plans.


Jessica Eichfeld
Area Served:  Sacramento and Roseville area
Qualifications and Special Interests:  Enjoy working with all ages, IEP goal writing experience, ability to complete thorough assessments, creative and individualized lessons.


Julie Holland


Area Served: East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)

Qualifications and Special Interests: O&M teaching-certified.  Enjoy working with children and adults of all ages.  Living skills, public transport.  Creative solutions.  Bilingual (Spanish and English)


Renah Shoshannah Jones, M.A., COMS


Area Served: Sacramento area

Qualifications and Special Interests: Services provided to both adults and children.


Ken Kraska, M.A., COMS, CRSC


Area Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa and Marin Counties

Qualifications and Special Interests: O&M, ILS, AT.  CAOMS member, ACVREP Certified, Clear Clinical/Rehabilitative Credential.


Nancy Mitchner

Area Served: 
Contra Costa, East Bay, Santa Clara County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility, Daily Living Skills.  Specialize in public transportation, cane training and guide dog work for home familiarization.


Linda Myers, COMS


Cell: 415-302-5114

Area Served: Marin County, East Bay, San Francisco


Frances Ruiz


Area Served: East Bay, San Francisco, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Contra Costa County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility (bilingual Spanish/fluent) for both children, adults and the elderly.  Daily living skills, public transportation, bilingual in-services.


Cath Tendler-Valencia

Home: 831-394-3020

Cell: 831-521-0434

Area Served: Monterey County

Qualifications and Special Interests: ACVREP certifiedI enjoy all aspects and ages of O&M, but am not a dog guide or wheelchair specialist.


Carol Wiebe

Area Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility.  Prefer working with adults of all ages.


Donna Wittenstein


Area Served: Southern Sonoma County


Southern California


Terry Keyson, M.A.


Area Served: All of Ventura County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired


Hangameh Mousavi, M.A., COMS


Area Served: San Diego County, Orange County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist.  I enjoy working with all ages!


Amy Nangle, M.A.


Area Served: San Diego County, Orange County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Certified and Credentialed Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Teacher for the Visually Impaired, and Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind. Direct, Consultative, and Assessment services are available.  I enjoy working with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations.


Lauren Nieblas


Area Served: Orange County and San Gabriel Valley

Qualifications and Special Interests: Highly dedicated and organized instructor that makes lessons fun and creative for adults and kids.  Background as a Child Development and Family Life Educator.  First Aid, CPR and AED certified as well as Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Certification.


Sally Jo Sager, M.A.


Area Served: Los Angeles County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility Specialist with adults and children.  I work as an O&M Specialist serving clients and students throughout Los Angeles - and previously taught in Australia.


Tracey Thompson


Area Served: San Diego County

Qualifications and Special Interests: Orientation and Mobility Specialist.  Have taught in Los Angeles, Australia, Seattle and San Diego with both children and adults.




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