Albert Rizzi and his first guide dog, Doxy

Albert J. Rizzi

Founder of My Blind Spot

Albert J. Rizzi received his B.A. from Manhattanville College and has dual M.S. degrees from St. John’s University in education—one in early childhood and the other in administration and supervision. He was a New York City Teaching Fellow and began his career in education as a kindergarten teacher. He became the Executive Director of MARC After-School and Pre-K Program located in the South Bronx, providing direct services to 250 students and their families. In 2006, Albert unexpectedly and completely lost his sight. He became an activist and advocate for the blind and visually impaired, providing education, building awareness, and working to achieve the development and dissemination of assistive technologies.

Brian Wentz

Research Advisor

Brian is the chair and an associate professor in the Accounting and Management Information Systems Department at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and he is frequently involved with applied research that focuses on the implications that Web accessibility and usability can have on business, education, employment, public policy, and societal inclusion. For more than 13 years, he has been involved in a variety of projects related to Web accessibility and usability for people with disabilities. Dr. Wentz has published over 25 refereed articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings, and lends his support to the mission and vison of My Blind Spot.


Our Board

James Brock
CEO and Co-Founder, Blue World, Inc, a privately held data collection and marketing company

Diana Kamp
Business manager in the veterinary industry and fundraising consultant.

Ted Locke
CFO and Co-Founder, Blue World, Inc, a privately held data collection and marketing company

Our Staff

Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.
Founder and CEO

Kathleen Taché
Executive Assistant

Glen Walker
Director of Operations

Brian Wentz, Ph.D.
Research Advisor

Gabe DiMaio
Marketing and Outreach

Donna Cozzolino 
Director of Client Success and Strategy

Jonathan M. Hermus
Marketing and Outreach

Richard P. Kelly
Educational Projects Coordinator

Frank Hogsed
Project Manager

Jeff Welden
Usability Tester

Rhea Althea Guntalilib
Usability Tester

Arnie Abrams
Grants and Development

Georgia Baransky
Accounting Manager

Bob Kamp

Melody Colichio

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