Edith Bishel Center       https://edithbishelcenter.org

Staff

Shanna Larter - Office Manager

ShannaLarterReturnsShanna Larter hails from the great Northwest. She raised 6 children and has 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  She has worked for non-profits for over 22 years as an office manager, with 6 of those years at the Edith Bishel Center. Through that many years working for non-profits, one learns in order to get the job done you have to wear a variety of hats.  Her passion is serving the people who come to the Edith Bishel Center. Many are new to vision loss and need guidance through the process of finding help.


 

Sheila Turner - Independent Living Rehabilitation Teacher

Sheila Turner, Independent Living Rehabilitation Teacher

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 19 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.