Who We Are

Improving Lives of Individuals with Disabilities Since 1948

WCBA serves sight impaired, intellectually, and physically challenged individuals in Westmoreland and Indiana counties. We empower persons living with disabilities with new opportunities and purpose, and the choice of meaningful work. 

About the Westmoreland County Blind Association

WCBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors and dedicated staff. WCBA is the creator and strong advocate for “My Work, My Choice.” This initiative seeks to preserve an important option for individuals with disabilities who want to choose the workplace that’s best for them. With the skills training offered at WCBA, some individuals are prepared to pursue work in the larger community. Others prefer to contribute their talents at WCBA where they enjoy the work, their friends, and the welcoming environment. That’s the power of choice.

Board of Directors

Kris Douglas, Chairman
Eric Bononi, 1st Vice Chair
Wayne Doyle, 2nd Vice Chair
Doug Bailey, Secretary
Mark Tintori, Treasurer
Frank Farrell

Anthony Bompiani
Kelly Cervi
Emily Gindlesperger
Janie Mahla
Nelson Mayer


Executive Director
Tim Miller

Director of Operations
Amy Patz

Director of Programs
Don Tasser


Program Manager
Lisa Loughner

Program Specialist
Jill Weimer

Program Specialist
Adam Bartlow

Production Center Supervisor
Deann Tomasko

Life Skills Caseworker
Lilia Callen

SS Caseworker (Indiana County)
Mariann McGee

ATF Supervisor
Brittney Knouse

Financial Director
Laurie Blend

Accounting Clerk
Shari Rause

HR Coordinator
Rebecca Labuda

Production Manager
Karen Booley

Low Vision Coordinator
Robin Hixson

Memberships and Affiliations

“Right the first time” is our goal, ISO is the pathway.

In 2010, the Westmoreland County Blind Association became ISO 9001:2015 certified. Management and staff of the WCBA are committed to following the set of standards set forth by ISO in an effort to meet the objectives of exceeding customer expectations and continually improving performance. WCBA has successfully completed its ISO 9001:2015 recertification each year.

We are currently hiring!

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Working at WCBA provides employment and volunteer opportunities that are rewarding, both professionally and personally. If you are interested in working with people, have a desire to make a contribution to the community and want to gain and develop skills to advance your career, consider joining our team.


WCBA needs an additional $30,000 annually to fund its Specialized Services and Prevention of Blindness services.

WCBA’s Adult Training Facility provided over 38,000 units of service in the past year. 

WCBA provided 8,439 units of service to the sight impaired in Westmoreland and Indiana Counties last year.