Our Story

Our Story

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Vision Services

Alphapointe is the only comprehensive provider of vision rehabilitation services in the state of Missouri, serving thousands of children, adults and seniors each year who strive for independence.

Our NAC accredited services include low vision rehabilitation, educational outreach, activities for visually impaired youth, braille, orientation and mobility training, adaptive technology and career counseling.

Products and Services

Alphapointe has principle operations in Kansas City and Queens. Our diverse workforce includes highly-skilled blind, low vision and sighted men and women whose hard work and dedication serve as the foundation to our success.

We operate nine facilities in four states, producing quality products with the highest standards for businesses across the nation. Every time you partner with us, you empower people with vision loss to succeed.

What began over a century ago in one woman’s living room in Kansas City has today evolved into the largest employer of people who are blind and the region’s leading provider of vision rehabilitation, education and advocacy to anyone experiencing vision loss.


We proudly manufacture a variety of products in our ISO 9001 certified facilities for government and commercial customers.


We exceed expectations by providing accurate, consistent production, on-time delivery and exceptional service.


Structured as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, we are in business to increase your profits, not ours.


We continue to grow by providing our customers quality products and services at competitive prices.

Board of Directors


Danny Davies, Chair
President & CEO, C&C Group

Michael Lynch, 1st Vice-Chair
Retired Major General, U.S. Air Force

Grant Gooding, 2nd Vice-Chair
Founder & CEO, PROOF Positioning

Amanda Kumma-Reeves, Treasurer

Anthony Valvo, Secretary
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Sheila Seck, Immediate Past Chairman
Founder & Managing Partner, Seck and Associates


Marc Bailin
Attorney, Rubin & Bailin, LLP

Ann-Marie Birns
ED of the Institutional Securities Technology Division, Morgan Stanley

Joseph Danowsky
Retired General Counsel

Amy Goode
Partner, Meridian Business Services

Trent Grissom
VP/Director of Business Development, Waterfront Advisors

Paul Heddings
Director of Academic Integrity, West Virginia University

Jack Muhlstein
Retired CEO, Golden Fortune Industries, LLC

Mark O’Neill
Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Peyton “Chip” Owen
President, D & M Plastics, LLC

Lynn Parman
Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Jeron Ravin
President & CEO, Swope Health

David Westbrook, ex-officio Chair, Foundation Board
Retired Management Consultant 

James Barry, Director Emeritus

Richard Bland, Director Emeritus

Jim Day, Director Emeritus

Kent Gedman, Director Emeritus
Midpoint National

Greg Kallos, Director Emeritus

Ed Marquette, Director Emeritus
Attorney, Kutak Rock, LLC

In Memoriam:
Michael Greenstein (2011-2017)
Jimmy Nickell, Director Emeritus (1994-2019)

Executive Staff

Reinhard Mabry
President & CEO

Amy Campbell
Vice President, Human Resources

Robert Cowan, III
Vice President, Operations

Gina Gowin
Chief Development and Program Officer
Executive Director, Alphapointe Foundation Board

Jeff McHenry
Vice President, CFO

Ryan Williams
Chief Operating Officer

Stan Wright
Vice President, Information Technology

Tom England
Vice President, Sales and Marketing