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Bureau of Services for Blind Persons

(Updated 1-08-14) 

The Bureau's Central Administrative Office and the Braille and Talking Book Library are both in Lansing. The residential BSBP Training Center is in Kalamazoo. The Bureau's Regional Offices are located in Detroit, Escanaba, Flint, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Saginaw. Office contact information and a complete staff directory (alphabetical by name and then alphabetical by name at each location) are listed below:  

BUREAU OF SERVICES FOR BLIND PERSONS
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs,
201 N. Washington Square, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30652
Lansing, Michigan 48909
(517) 373-2062 or 1-800-292-4200
TTY 1-888-864-1212 or 1-517-373-4025
FAX (517) 335-5140
Website: www.michigan.gov/BSBP

OFFICES:
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Cadillac Place
3038 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite 4-450
Detroit, MI 48202-6038
313-456-1646
FAX 313-456-1645

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
State Office Bldg., 1st Floor
305 Ludington
Escanaba, MI 49829
906-786-8602
FAX 906-786-4638

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Flint State Office Bldg.
125 E. Union, 7th Floor
Flint, MI 48502
810-760-2030
FAX 810-760-2032

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
931 South Otsego Avenue #3
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-2448
FAX 989-732-5134

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
State Office Building, 4th Floor
350 Ottawa Ave., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-356-0180
FAX 616-356-0199

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Training Center
1541 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-337-3848
FAX 269-337-3872 

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Regional Office
1541 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-337-3875
FAX 269-337-3872

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Regional Office
201 N. Washington Sq., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30652
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-6425
FAX 517-335-0254

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Braille & Talking Book Library
Michigan Library & Historical Center
702 West Kalamazoo Street
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-5614 or 1-800-992-9012
FAX 517-373-5865 

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Jerome T. Hart Building
411 E. Genesee, 4th Floor
Saginaw, MI 48607
989-758-1765
FAX 989-758-1405

BSBP STAFF
Alexander, Cherrelle (616)-356-0187
Andrews, Therese (269) 337-3851
Angerman, Patricia (269) 337-3276
Barber, Diana (269) 337-3768
Bell, Cassaundra (616) 356 - 0182
Belknap, Katie (517) 335-1575
Berris, Emily (517) 335-2875
Betz, Bonnie (269) 337-3858
Beville-Sprinkle, Rose (269) 337-3760
Billings, Linda (313) 456-1643
Blakes, Bob (517) 373-5602
Bowden, David (269) 337-3201
Bozzo, Chelsea (616) 356 - 0181
Burdgick, Julia  (517) 373-9415
Bush, Betsie (517) 373-0501
Caldwell, Cynthia (517) 335-7124
Carter, Mary Agnes (269) 337-3853
Castor, Cherice (313) 456-1651
Chapman, Mary (269) 337-3848
Chinault, Sue (517) 373-5353
Clark, Alyssa (517) 241-8657
Clark, Julie (989) 732-5814
Cornell, Karen (269) 337-3757
Cornwall, Amy (616) 356-0181
Cove, Cathy (313) 456-1650
Crooks, Pam (269) 337-3898
Denaway, Chuck (269) 337-3029
Doane, Jenny (269) 337-3029
DeBacker, Angela (906) 789-6894
Duell, Elsie (517) 335-6224
Duthie, Patrick (616) 340-9038
Dykstra, Randy (269) 337-3770
Ebbitt, Kathy (269) 337-3768
Edmonds, Lucy (517) 373-3459
Elliott, Chris (810) 730-9849
Elster, Lauren (517) ?
English, Donna (616) 356-0644
Essenberg, Rob (517) 241-8631
Fitton, Pat (269) 337-3601
Fluri, Sue    (269) 337-3041
Ford, Leanne  (989) 732-2449
Furton, Dan (517) 373-6034
Gaston, Diamalyn (517) 335-4956
Gibson, Renae (313) 456-1657
Goidosik, Karen (269) 337-3873
Gonser, Marla (269) 337-3865
Greene, Sue (517) 373-7133
Greenacre, Lee (269) 337-3759
Grover, Dan (269) 337-3770
Haines, Ed   (906) 789-6895
Hall, Tamieka  (989) 758-1765
Haney, Wilda (313) 456-1957
Harrington, Karen (269) 337-3863
Haynes, Carla (517) 373-2063
Hoskins, Josh (517) 898-5228
Houck, Desire (269) 337-3838
Hoy, Tina    (989) 758-1493
Hull, James (517) 373-2064
Hull, James Cell: (517) 648-1425
Irish, Katie (269) 337-3768
Jones, Leamon (517) 373-0579
Kandel, Ganesh (269) 337-3848
Kisiel, Lisa   (269) 337-3238
Klimp, Hertha (269) 337-3771
Laury-Johnson, Shawnese (313) 456-3289
Lautner, Chris (517) 335-5301
Lurry, Alicia (313) 456-1658
Luzenski, Sue (517) 335-4265
MacEachern, Lauren (517) 241-8631
Marshall, Phyllis (810) 760-2030
Martin, Carrie (517) 373-9424
Martin, Ronda (517) 373-2062
Masion, Shelley (269) 337-3758
McInnis, Janet (989) 758-1457
McNeal, Gwen (313) 456-1655
McVoy, Shannon (616) 356-0184
Meadows, Faith (269) 337-3855
Mellon, Alison (269) 337-3848
Mitchell, Dan (616) 356-0188
Moss, Corda (269) 337-3854
Nelson, King (313) 456-1653
Neubaum, Marla (269) 337-3875
Njoroge, Phyllis (313) 456-1724
Noe, Emily
Norris, Scott (517) 373-5516
Oberlin, Sarah (989) 732-2448
Ott, Holly (989) 758-1469
Pada, Christine (906) 789-6896
Pelle, Joe   (313) 434-4096
Pemble, Mike (517) 241-4723
Pohl, Emily (517) 373-0578
Pung, Clint (517) 373-9416
Robertson, Bob (517) 373-8829
Robinson, Kelly (313) 456-1646
Rodgers II, Edward F. (517) 335-4265
Schmelzer, Laura (269) 337-3851
Seiler, Marlene (269) 337-3848
Shaffer, Julie (517) 373-4120
Silky, Karyn (616) 356-0185
Silvey, Amber (517) 373-6425
Simmons, Karen (269) 337-3768
Singleton, Euan (313) 456-1652
Smith, Danielle (269) 337-7897
Spencer, Margaret (269) 337-5288
Thelen, Matt (517) 373-2706
Toda, Gail   (269) 337-3758
Toda, Shig   (269) 337-3159
Twitty, Leslie (313) 456-1659
VanElk, Wendy (269) 337-7896
Verburg, Nancy (517) 373-7132
Visscher, Michelle (616) 356-0186
Wade, Andrew (616) 356 - 0180
Wade, Marcianna (810) 760-2933
Wambaugh, Stephanie (517) 373-5357
White, Elizabeth (517) 335-5521
Wilborn, Leon (313) 456-1656
Willard, Amber (269) 337-3767
Williams, Leah (517) 335-2871
Wilson, Andrew (517) 373-9467
Wilson, Debbie (810) 760-2035
Wilson, Kaitlyn (313) 456-1646
Wilson, Lindsay (517) 335-4954
Wright, Nichole (517) 335-4262
Zanger, Constance (517) 335-3639
Zanger, Constance Cell: (517) 648-5086
Zemlick, Mary (269) 337-3862

BSBP LANSING STAFF (Central and Regional):
Central:

Belknap, Katie  335-1575
Berris, Emily 335-2875
Burdgick, Julia   373-9415
Caldwell, Cindy   335-7124
Clark, Alyssa  241-8657
Conference Room-Central  373-8052
Duell, Elsie   335-6224
Edmonds, Lucy  373-3459
Essenberg, Rob 241-8631
FAX Lansing Central  335-5140
Gaston, Diamalyn  335-4956
Haynes, Carla   373-2063
Hoskins, Josh  898-5228
Hull, James  373-2064
Jones, Leamon  373-0579
Lautner, Chris  335-5301
Luzenski, Sue   335-4265
MacEachern, Lauren  241-8632
Martin, Carrie   373-9424
Martin, Ronda  373-2062
Pemble, Mike  241-4723
Pohl, Emily  373-0578
Robertson, Bob  373-8829
Rodgers II, Edward F.  335-4265
TTY     373-4025
Thelen, Matt  373-2706
Zanger, Constance   335-3639

Lansing Regional
Conference Room - Lansing Regional   335-3759
FAX Lansing Regional   335-0254
Furton, Dan   373-6034
Silvey, Amber   373-6425
White, Elizabeth   335-5521
Williams, Leah   335-2871
Wright, Nichole   335-4262

BSBP BTBL
BTBL   517-373-5614
   
Or 800-992-9012
BTBL FAX   517-373-5865
   
Or 800-726-7323
Blakes, Bob   373-5602
Bush, Betsie 373-0501
Chinault, Sue   373-5353
Norris, Scott   373-5516
Shaffer, Julie   373-4120
Verburg, Nancy   373-7132
Wambaugh, Stephanie 373-5357
Wilson, Andrew   373-9467

BSBP OUTSTATE OFFICES:
Detroit    313-456-1646
Detroit FAX 313-456-1645
Escanaba   906-786-8602
Escanaba FAX 906-786-4638
Flint   810-760-2030
Flint Conference Rm. 810-760-7340
Flint FAX 810-760-2032
Gaylord   989-732-2448
Gaylord FAX 989-732-5134
Grand Rapids 616-356-0180
GR FAX   616-356-0199
Kalamazoo Reg. Off. 269-337-3875
Lansing Reg. Office 517-373-6425
Lansing Reg. FAX 517-335-0254
BSBPTC   269-337-3848
BSBPTC/Kalamazoo Regional Office
 
FAX    269-337-3872
Saginaw   989-758-1765
Saginaw FAX 989-758-1405

TOLL FREE NUMBERS:
800-292-4200       BSBP
888-864-1212 TTY
800-323-2535 BSBP Upper Peninsula
800-992-9012 BTBL
800-726-7323 BTBL FAX
877-4VENDOR BEP Reporting (877-483-6367)
866-BEPVEND Lost $ at Rest Areas (866-237-8363)

 HELP DESK – Computer, Printers, etc. 517-241-9700 or 1-800-968-2644 (Option 6 for LARA )
HELP DESK – Libera 1-866-895-7782 (System 7)
HELP DESK – MAIN 1-800-856-6246
MAIN VENDOR REGISTRATION - 1-888-734-9749 or 517/373-4111
MAP/WHEELS – State Vehicle Assistance 1-800-937-8149
MI HR Service Center – State Benefits Information - 1-877-766-6447

LARA

Accounts Payable
Ludtke, Marsha 335-5812
FAX   517-241-2026

Procurement Cards
Droste, LeAnn 373-3847
FAX   373-2927 

State Cars
Lycos, Sharon 373-4785
FAX   373-2927

Great Lakes ADA & Accessible Information Technology Center 1-800-949-4232

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service 1-800-288-5923

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/DHS 1-800-605-6722 

DIRECTOR'S OFFICE - LANSING
Rodgers II, Edward F., Director
Luzenski, Sue
Bosman, Theresa
Elster, Lauren
MacEachern, Lauren
Martin, Ronda
Pohl, Emily 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION – LANSING
Pemble, Mike, Division Director
Belknap, Katie, Executive Assistant
Robertson, Bob
Duell, Elsie, Section Manager
Burdgick, Julia
Edmonds, Lucy
Haynes, Carla

BSBP BTBL (BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY)
– AT THE MICHIGAN LIBRARY & HISTORICAL CENTER, LANSING
Chinault, Sue, Section Manager
Blakes, Bob
Bush, Betsie
Greene, Sue
Norris, Scott
Shaffer, Julie
Verburg, Nancy
Wambaugh, Stephanie
Wilson, Andrew

Business Assistance and Development Program – Lansing
Essenberg, Rob, Director

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM – LANSING
Zanger, Constance – Section Manager
Hull, James – Assistant Section Manager
Berris, Emily
Clark, Alyssa
Duthie, Patrick – Grand Rapids
Elliott, Chris – Flint
Hoskins, Josh – Lansing
Lautner, Chris
Pelle, Joe – Detroit
Thelen, Matt

CONSUMER SERVICES DIVISION - LANSING
Jones, Leamon, Director
Caldwell, Cynthia – DeafBlind Unit
Gaston, Diamalyn
Martin, Carrie

EAST REGION - DETROIT
McNeal, Gwen, East Region Manager
Haney, Wilda, Assistant East Region Supervisor
Billings, Linda
Castor, Cherice
Cove, Cathy
Gibson, Renae
Laury-Johnson, Shawnese
Lurry, Alicia
Nelson, King
Njoroge, Phyllis
Noe, Emily
Robinson, Kelly
Singleton, Euan
Twitty, Leslie
Wilborn, Leon
Wilson, Kaitlyn

CENTRAL REGION - LANSING
White, Elizabeth, Central Region Manager
Furton, Dan
Silvey, Amber
Williams, Leah
Wright, Nichole 

CENTRAL REGION - FLINT
Wilson, Debbie, Assistant Central Region Manager
Marshall, Phyllis
Wade, Marcianna

CENTRAL REGION - GAYLORD
White, Elizabeth, Central Region Manager
Clark, Julie
Ford, Leanne
Oberlin, Sarah

CENTRAL REGION - SAGINAW
Wilson, Debbie, Assistant Central Region Supervisor
Elliott, Chris
Hall, Tamieka
Hoy, Tina
McInnis, Janet
Ott, Holly

WEST REGION - ESCANABA
McVoy, Shannon, West Region Supervisor
DeBacker, Angela
Haines, Ed
Pada, Christine 

WEST REGION - GRAND RAPIDS
McVoy, Shannon, West Region Supervisor
Alexander, Cherrelle
Bell, Cassaundra
Bozzo, Chelsea
Cornwall, Amy
English, Donna
Mitchell, Dan
Silky, Karyn
Smith, Joan
Visscher, Michelle
Wade, Andrew

WEST REGION - KALAMAZOO
McVoy, Shannon, West Region Supervisor
Angerman, Patricia
Fitton, Pat
Neubaum, Marla
Smith, Danielle 

TRAINING CENTER, KALAMAZOO
Kisiel, Lisa, Director
Andrews, Therese
Barber, Diana
Betz, Bonnie
Beville-Sprinkle, Rose
Bowden, David
Carter, Mary Agnes
Chapman, Mary
Cornell, Karen
Crooks, Pam
Denaway, Chuck
Dykstra, Randy
Doane, Jenny
Ebbitt, Kathy
Fluri, Sue
Goidosik, Karen
Gonser, Marla
Greenacre, Lee
Grover, Dan
Harrington, Karen
Houck, Desire
Irish, Katie
Kandel, Ganesh
Klimp, Hertha
Knapp, Marie
Masion, Shelley
Meadows, Faith
Mellen, Alison
Moss, Corda
Schmelzer, Laura
Seiler, Marlene
Simmons, Karen
Spencer, Margaret
Toda, Gail
Toda, Shig
VanElk, Wendy
Willard, Amber
Zemlick, Mary

COMMISSION FOR BLIND PERSONS

LeeAnn Buckingham
DeWitt, MI
Appointed 10-10-12 

Marianne Dunn
Grand Rapids, MI
Appointed 10-10-12

Gary Gaynor
Livonia, MI
Appointed 10-10-12

Michael Hudson
East Lansing, MI
Appointed 10-10-12

Lylas Mogk
Grosse Pointe, MI
Appointed 10-10-12

Josie Barnes Parker
Ann Arbor, MI
Appointed 10-10-12 

Joseph Sibley
Wyoming, MI
Appointed 10-10-12 

 

 

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