BVA Headquarters Staff


Executive Director

Al Avina

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 304

Administrative Director

Brigitte Jones

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 330

Blind Hockey Program Director

Bruce Porter

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 332

Membership Coordinator

Cecelia Montenegro

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 315

Convention and Project Assistant & Research/Administrative Assistant for Government Relations

Chelsey Dumond

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 313

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Ruais

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 317

Executive Assistant & Human Resources Specialist

Krissi Spence-Gilbert

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 323

Administrative Assistant/Production Coordinator

Lindsay Ruais

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 319

Director of Governmental Relations

Melanie Brunson

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 305

Development And Website/Social Media Specialist

Rushil Rahman

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 325

Membership Assistant

Susan McFetridge

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 302

Bookkeeper

Yvonne Preston

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 324


National Field Service Director

Edward Eckroth

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 322

Accessibility Officer

Claudia Belk

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 336

National Field Service Officer Administrative Assistant

Assia Khadri

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 335

National Field Service Officer Administrative Assistant

Hallie Smith

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 337

National Field Service Officer Administrative Assistant

Judy Eckroth

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 318

National Field Service Officer Administrative Assistant

Patrick Johnson

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 333

National Field Service Officer Administrative Assistant

Richard Lane

Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 326