Savannah CBLV Team

Meet the Savannah CBLV Team of Dedicated Professionals

Executive Director

Ms. Lois Modell

Lois Modell, Savannah CBLV Executive Director
Lois Modell

Lois is a 25 year veteran of non-profit management, spending 12 years as Director of Development for the Southeast Division of the American Cancer Society and another 11 years as National Director of Development for the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta. After commuting for the last 15 years she was more than ready to come home to Savannah in 2012 where she took the position as Executive Director for the Center. Lois majored in management and has a vast history of retail management, social services and volunteer programming. “The greatest thing about my job is being able to help people gain the confidence to improve their lives. Our motto , We may have lost our sight but NEVER our Vision, says it all about what we do here at the Center”.

Director Of Services

Ms. Elaine Byron

Elaine Byron, Savannah CBLV Director Of Services
Elaine Byron

Elaine Byron is the Director of Services at Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. Her primary responsibilities is to oversee the daily services provided to clients, as well as provide adapted computer technology services to those who are interested. Elaine has worked for the Center for 4 years. Prior to working at the Center, Elaine lived and worked in Kansas City, Missouri for 15 years helping create legislation and services for adaptive technology to support all Kansas and Missouri residents who have disabilities. Elaine moved to Savannah four years ago with her husband and her daughter. Her family has since grown to include a son in law, and a beautiful granddaughter. She is definitely the highlight of our lives!

Director Of Development

Ms. Leslie Eatherly

Leslie Eatherly, Savannah CBLV Director Of Development
Leslie Eatherly

Leslie Eatherly is a native of Tennessee and has more than 20 years of experience in the Public Relations/Communications field with companies such as State Farm Insurance, Haverty’s Furniture, etc. In her experiences, she has worked with local state and community leaders, law enforcement, and safety organizations to build relationships and support for local non-profits, and organizations like the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Her greatest passion is people and making a difference in the local community.

Optometrist

Dr. Emerson Brown

Coastal Low Vision

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Ms. Jaclyn Korzilius

Jaclyn Korzilius, Savannah CBLV Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Jaclyn Korzilius

Jacki Korzilius is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan where she received Masters degrees in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and Orientation & Mobility from Western Michigan University along with her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Environmental Studies. Previously she worked in the early childhood education field, including providing behavior analysis therapy for children with autism. Her passion and goal at the Center is helping individuals to reach their full potential and gain independence.

Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Mr. Kim Hamner

Kim Hamner, Savannah CBLV Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Kim Hamner

Kim Hamner is a native of the Detroit suburb, Dearborn, Michigan. Upon graduating from Western Michigan University with Master’s degrees in Orientation & Mobility and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, he completed blind rehab internships in both Augusta and Chicago. Kim enjoys employing a creative thought process when developing adaptive techniques for a wide variety of students. As an O&M and VRT instructor, he works with our blind and low vision students to gain their own level of independence at home and in their communities.

Visual Rehabilitation Therapist

Mr. Fabian Hinostroza

Fabian Hinostroza, Savannah CBLV Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Fabian Hinostroza

Social Worker, Low Vision Coordinator

Mrs. Anika Futch

Anika Futch, Savannah CBLV Social Worker / Low Vision Coordinator
Anika Futch