Edith Bishel Center       https://edithbishelcenter.org

Staff

Shanna Larter - Office Manager 

Shanna Bio

Shanna has been working at the center for 5 years. Her background is in office management with 21 years experience working for non-profit organizations. She wears many hats at the center, including reception, event planning, sales, inventory control, and scheduling for the Low Vision clinics and Independent Living program. Managing all these tasks makes it a joy and an adventure for her to come to work each day. To Shanna, this is more than a job, it's her passion to be a help to anyone who needs services through the center. She says; "We are here to improve the lives of those with vision loss, not only providing equipment that can help, but also encouragement in times of stress and uncertainty." Shanna goes above and beyond every single day and proves to be an extremely valuable member of the team, contributing to the success of the center.   

 

Sheila Turner - Independent Living Rehabilitation Teacher

Sheila Bio

Sheila has a long history with the Edith Bishel Center.  She began as a volunteer, served on the Board of Directors for 2 years and for the past 17 years she has served as the Independent Living/Rehabilitation Teacher.  Sheila has lived most of her life in the Tri-Cities.  She is a graduate of Columbia Basin College and Washington State University’s Richland campus.  She currently serves on the Washington State Independent Living Council and the Washington State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.

Sheila’s mother was legally blind and was an advocate and role model for Sheila growing up.  She taught Sheila how to stand up for herself and to undertake anything she wanted to.  As a blind woman and mother of 3, Sheila has tried to pass on these strengths to not only her children, but her clients as well.

Sheila currently works in and travels to 6 eastern Washington counties serving a diverse and growing population of individuals who are blind and visually impaired.  

 

Renee Hill - Driver

 

Iris Watahomigie - Driver