Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision Board of Directors

Savannah CBLV Board of Directors

President

Mr. Roy Hill

Roy is the General Manager of Seabolt Brokers / Harry Norman Realtors. They are headquartered in Savannah and are the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Harry Norman Realtors, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. We are also the Coastal Georgia affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate and Whos Who in Luxury Real Estate. Roy has extensive experience in the marketing, management and disposition of all types of real estate for both public and private sector employers and clients. As a former First Vice President for a regional financial institution I managed multi million dollar real estate portfolios and oversaw the banks disposition of ORE. In addition, he coordinated the sales of thousands of properties utilizing the auction and sealed bid format as the Southeast Auction Coordinator for the FDIC/Resolution Trust Corporation. Some of the regional and national lenders he’s managed and marketed ORE properties for include: Darby Bank, AMERIS Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Colony Bank, Park Avenue Bank, Regions Bank, BB&T, SunTrust Bank, as well as various asset management companies. Their corporate office is located in Savannah’s Historic District and many of the properties we market and sell are luxury homes located in the Historic District. They also market and sell many waterfront homes and properties between Hilton Head Island, SC and Brunswick, GA.

Vice President

Mr. Richard Scott Harrison 

Scott is a local Attorney for The Middleton Firm.  The Middleton Firm, L.L.C. has achieved record verdicts and settlements in more than 40 states, including in matters of products liability, occupational diseases, environmental claims, SLAPP-back litigation, franchise contracts, business torts, employment litigation and insurance fraud. Mr. Middleton has received more seven and eight figure verdicts, judgments and settlements in more states than any other lawyer in the Savannah area.  Scott graduated from Charlotte School of Law in 2012.  Scott joined the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision Board of Directors in 2018 and has acted as Chair for the Annual JIT “FORE Vision” Charity Golf Tournament since 2015.

Treasurer

Mr. Michael Halligan

Michael R Halligan & Co, Michael Halligan CPA is a accountant firm located at Savannah, Georgia 31406. Accountant like Michael R Halligan & Co provide services including accounting, tax, consulting, financial, business development, tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, estate planning.

Secretary

Mrs. Carol Abercrombie

Member

Mr. Michael Mashburn

Michael Mashburn is the Liquid Operations Manager for Colonial Terminals, Inc. with marine terminal facilities in both Savannah, Georgia and Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael has worked for the Colonial Group in and around the terminal industry for 13+ years. He holds a B.B.A. from Kennesaw State University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. When not working, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Chanda and 2 daughters, Samantha and Katelyn.

Member

Mr. Danny DeLoach

Mr. DeLoach is retired from the State of Georgia, serving as the Superior Court Administrator for the First Judicial District of Georgia for 33 years. He also served as the Trial Court Administrator for the Superior Court of Chatham County for 11 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The University of West Florida. He has served on several State commissions and councils including the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and the Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Courts. He is married to Karen and they have two grown daughters, Amelia and Caroline. He is currently working as a consultant.

Member

Mr. Robert Duffy

Robert J. Duffy graduated from Florida State University and is the owner of RJ Duffy & Co. Real Estate. Robert and his wife Helen have been supporters of the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision for more than twenty years. Their son Patrick was a student of the center at age 4 and now works in the field of Public Transportation in another state.

Member

Dr. William Pearce

William Pearce, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained specialist in the management of medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Pearce was born in southeast Texas, where he and his wife grew up. He completed his undergraduate degree with highest honors in biology at The University of Texas at Austin. After receiving an academic scholarship, he then completed his medical school training at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, followed by a transitional internship at UT Southwestern. Dr. Pearce and his wife, who is an attorney, then moved to Atlanta, where he completed his residency and fellowship training at the Emory Eye Center. During his time at Emory, Dr. Pearce was involved in numerous research projects, including participating as a co-investigator in clinical trials involving novel drug delivery strategies to treat retinal vascular disease and uveitis. Moreover, during his time at Grady Memorial Hospital, he developed an interest in caring for patients with infectious uveitis and has published several papers on this topic. More recently, his interest has shifted to macular disease related to chronic exposure to oral medications, where he has recently had a paper accepted in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal, Ophthalmology.

Dr. Pearce is available for consultation at the Georgia Eye Institute locations in Savannah, Pooler and Vidalia. He will also begin to see patients in our new Bluffton office later this year. His areas of expertise include: retinal detachment, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, trauma, infectious uveitis and macular disease. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Member

Mr. Larry Evans

Mr. Evans is from Snellville, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and a Minor in Spanish. While attending the University of Georgia, Mr. Evans was the treasurer of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, Mr. Evans attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude in 2008. While at the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Evans was a Notes Editor for the Georgia Law Review. Currently, Mr. Evans practices in the litigation section of the law firm Oliver Maner LLP. His primary practice areas include commercial litigation, financial services, creditors’ rights and insurance defense. He has extensive experience with real estate disputes, loan workouts and related litigation, foreclosures, and protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy. Prior to joining Oliver Maner LLP, he worked in the Atlanta office of a large, international law firm. Mr. Evans was chosen as a member of Georgia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy for 2012. He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Evans serves as a Director and Secretary for Rambo Committee, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting The Christian Hospital Mungeli in Mungeli, India, and as a Director for the Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision in Savannah, Georgia. He also serves as Vice-President of the Savannah Chapter of the University of Georgia Alumni Association and is a founding member of the St. David’s Society of Savannah, Savannah’s Welsh heritage society.

Member

Mr. Jabron Webster

President Emeritus

Mr. Robert Falligant

Robert E. Falligant is a retired Federal Judge in Chatham County who has been the President of the Board for two years. He has seen the organization through some very critical times, including the sale of the downtown location and renovation of the new facility on Cornell Avenue. Judge Robert E. Falligant is also a trained Mediator and has served as a Mediator or Arbitrator in over 400 cases in the last five years with a settlement rate in excess of 90%. He is a former Assistant District Attorney for the Eastern Judicial District Circuit of Georgia and Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and returned to private practice in 1973, where he handled both criminal and civil cases in all of the State Courts and U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Middle, and Southern District as well as the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Northern District of Florida. He is currently a member of the Georgia Bar Association, Savannah Bar Association, past President of the Savannah Criminal Defense Lawyers, past President of the Federal Bar Association, formerly a member of the Savannah Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyers and rated AVA by Martindale Hubbell.