Edith Bishel Center       https://edithbishelcenter.org

Staff

 

Jania Anderson - Program Manager, Director of Operations

 

Jania joined the EBC team in 2019 with a degree in Business Administration. The last position she held was an Operations Technician for a local Accounting Firm, but her passion has always been helping others.  She has 4 children, the oldest of which attends WSU in Pullman while the youngest just started kindergarten. Both Jania and her oldest son live with Keratoconus. Jania's favorite day of the week is Sunday because she gets to attend church, relax and make a nice Sunday dinner for the family. 

 

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.   

 

Stephanie Heili - Americore Volunteer

Stephanie has been working/volunteering at the Edith Bishel Center since 2019. She loves working with others and giving back to
the community as much as possible through donations. She was born and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and moved up to the Tri-Cities May of 2018. Although she personally has never had to live with low vision or blindness, she have been wearing glasses since 2nd grade, and feels she relates to the low vision population. She loves arts and crafts, painting, drawing, singing, music, sewing, crocheting, and anything close to those. She sells crocheted items on Etsy right now but hopes to expand to more exciting things in the future.

 

Analisia Grijalva - Americore Volunteer

Analisia has previously done volunteer work at a pet rescue and thrift store. She has two kids: A 4-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy.  She spends most of her time with them singing and dancing, teaching each other new things, and snacking a lot. She was born in Arizona but has moved back and forth between Oregon and Washington over the last 9 years. She has had many different jobs and have many different skills, but her favorite jobs would be the ones that involve compassion, like care-giving and working with children. Analisia hopes to continue her education and create a career working with people, mostly children, in health care or as a social worker.
 

Renee Hill - Driver