Meet Some of Our Members

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Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers is a retired computer programmer/analyst in 2006 after working for 42 years for the Kroger Corporate Offices, located at 1014 Vine Street. He served for many years on the ACBO State Board, was past president of our local chapter, and a member of ACB for more than forty years. He has been an active participant in our ACBOGCC walking group
for over twenty years and served as President and ride coordinator for the TUKANDU Tandem Cycling Club for twenty two years.  He is a longtime member of ACB’s Blind Information Technology Specialists (BITS) and (as having an FCC license) a longtime member of ACB’s Radio Amateurs.  He is married for fifty-eight years to his lovely wife, Joyce, and the father of three sons and the grandfather of four grandchildren.  He loves reading books as part of our GCC Book Club, loves spending time with friends and attending audio described plays at the Covedale Theater, and enjoys playing Alexa games with his wife just for fun.

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Lynn Jansen

Lynn Jansen, a Cincinnati native, is highly active in local, state, national, and international DeafBlind organizations. She is the founder and President of DeafBlind Explorers and serves on the Advisory Board for the Ohio SSP Pilot Program. Lynn has held numerous roles, including Board Trustee of the American Association of the DeafBlind, President and support staff of the Ohio Association of the DeafBlind, Treasurer of Visions and Opportunities, and founder of the South Western Ohio Deaf-Blind Association. Diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, Type II, she is legally blind and profoundly hearing impaired, and is currently learning American Sign Language. She received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from the Southern Ohio Business College and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the College of Mount St. Joseph, along with a certificate in Studies on DeafBlindness from Northern Illinois University. Lynn has extensive experience as an accountant in various Cincinnati companies, including a CPA firm. She enjoys traveling, creating pottery and paintings displayed in local galleries, and participating in outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, gardening, hiking, and white-water rafting.

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Mary Ann Donelan

Mary Ann Donelan has lived a remarkable life despite the challenges posed by aniridia, a rare eye disorder that results in the absence of the iris. Born the youngest of five siblings, with three brothers and one sister, Mary Ann always had a passion for working with children. Though she initially aspired to become a kindergarten teacher, she found fulfillment in her role as a child care provider.

Mary Ann’s determination extends beyond her professional life. She has participated in numerous half marathons and achieved a significant milestone by completing a full marathon in six hours. Her dedication and commitment are also evident in her involvement with the American Council of the Blind of Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, where she served as secretary for many years. Currently, Mary Ann is in her second term as president of the organization, continuing to advocate for and support individuals with visual impairments.

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Margie Stocker

Margie Stocker is a retired elementary school reading teacher, the mother of five children, and the grandmother of nine grandchildren.  She has dedicated many years of service to organizing and participating in social and cultural events as a leader of The Ruby Hatted Humming birds, a Cincinnati chapter of the Red Hat Society.  She has taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for twenty years combined at St. William’s and St. Teresa of Avila Churches on the west side of
Cincinnati. Margie knows how to have fun and brighten and enrich the lives of children.  She has also served on our Recreation Committee and our Good Will Committee promoting kindness and caring and good cheer.