Members of the ABLE staff are pictured at the front entrance.

Meet the people of ABLE — a talented and dedicated group working together to provide alternative ways for people with print disabilities to read.

Cheryl Orgas

Executive Director
At the helm of ABLE since 2007, Cheryl is a lifelong recipient of ABLE services and is so privileged to be giving back to the community through her strong and vibrant leadership. She brings to ABLE a strong background in management, collaboration and volunteer coordination.

Karen Duerr

Office Manager
With ABLE since 2016, Karen brings over 12 years of office experience, strong organizational skills and a willingness to take on a challenge.

Richard Robbins

Network Specialist
With ABLE since 2007, Richard manages ABLE’s Information Technology structure, and brought the organization from a home-based system to a modern office configuration. Richard also brought our audio program from analog cassette recording to the digital age.

Andrew Jambura

Audio Manager
With ABLE since 2014, Andrew brings his background in sound engineering and tremendous organizational skills to the audio department. Managing the day-to-day operations of the ABLE Sound Center, he works and records with a team of dedicated audio volunteers.

Dylan Shanahan

Audio Specialist
New to ABLE, Dylan started in August of 2019. Dylan brings much experience in audio editing and volunteer coordination to the ABLE Sound Center. He has a great passion for audio work and being of service to his local community.

Matthew Scholtes

Tactile and Production Manager
With ABLE since 2007, Matt brings tremendous initiative and creativity, and single-handedly developed a complex and diverse tactile program to add to our array of services.

Claire Egan

Braille Manager
With 37 years of experience as a teacher of the visually impaired, Claire joined the ABLE team in 2012. She brings a strong commitment to braille literacy and understands its importance for blind children and adults. She has amazing coaching skills and an in-depth understanding of braille. She is fondly known as the Braille Whisperer.

Kathy Bruening

Braille Specialist
With ABLE since 2002, Kathy brings a comprehensive knowledge of braille and much experience in producing a wide range of braille materials.

Sean Paulson

Tactile Assistant
With ABLE since 2012, Sean brings a strong knowledge of math, science, drawing and attention to detail, thus creating amazing tactiles that are put in the hands of blind and visually impaired children every single day.

Shawn Brimley

Braille Assistant                                                                                                                                      With ABLE since 2017, Shawn adeptly balances speed and accuracy with the use of Optical Character Recognition software to bring images of typed, handwritten or printed text into a word-processing editable format. His hard work enables a greater organizational capacity to produce Braille and Large Print documents.

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