Our Foundation

Our Foundation

Our foundation was established to support the mission and programming efforts at Alphapointe. Our purpose is to empower people with vision loss to live, work and be independent.

Advocacy and Awareness

As we strive to meet the ever expanding needs of our vision loss community, Alphapointe Foundation is committed to building awareness of the organization and ensuring it has the funding and resources it needs to fulfill its mission.


Dedication and Determination

Alphapointe Foundation provides direct services to nearly 1,000 people with vision loss through rehabilitation and education, and has reached nearly 5,000 through innovative community outreach programs. Be a visionary. Get involved today!


Our Events

Alphapointe Foundation engages with the community to empower people with vision loss and increase the awareness of the many services offered.

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Foundation Board of Directors


David Westbrook, Chair
Senior Vice President, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Lyn Petro, Secretary
Occupational Therapist, Advocate

Mike Williams, Treasurer
Vice President, United Healthcare

Gina Gowin
Executive Director, Alphapointe Foundation


Lailan Bressler
Customer Service Manager, Huhtamaki America

James Day
Owner, J.D. and Company

Kathryn A. Dusenbery
Community Activist, Elected Official, Journalist

Tanesha Ford
Program Director, Kauffman Scholars

Dan Gedman
Owner, Liquid 9

Dr. Dan Walker


Reinhard Mabry
President & CEO, Alphapointe

Ed Marquette
Attorney, Kutak Rock, LLC

Melissa Jobe
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Sprint

Carrie Rezac
Project Manager/Associate Principal, Populous

Dennis Ridenour
President & CEO, BioKansas

Rick Taylor
Sales Manager, Summit Litho, Inc.

Laurent Roy
Vice President, Major Brands