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Welcome to the 19th Annual AMCSI Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

Conference Planning Committee

(a.k.a. The Loon Crew)


Michele Schaffer

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Maureen Goede

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Beth Sellers

Beth is a mom to 3 kids at home, including 16 year old AMCer Taylin. Beth works as an assistive technology professional for Techvision, providing instruction to students who are blind or who have low vision. She also contracts with local school divisions to provide evaluations and resources for students and their IEP teams. Beth was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She also serves as a board member and officer for the local Center for Independent Living (Valley Associates for Independent Living) and in her spare time she volunteers for the local SPCA raising neonatal kittens.

Betsy Gates-Ehlers

Betsy, mom to Jake (16, AMCer) and Karl (10), has finally ended her career as a professional student and has begun to enjoy a little “free” time!  Betsy, her wife Andrea, and the boys spend much of their time doing activities with Scouts including camping trips and service projects.  Jake is a soon-to-be Eagle Scout and Karl is currently finishing up his time in Cub Scouts.  They also enjoy camping as a family with their two dogs, Loki and Thor.


Larina Swanson-Carter

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Jan Shea

Jan Shea (she/her) is thrilled to be serving her first year on the Loon Crew for the AMCSI Conference. She now calls Richmond, VA home. She and her husband, James, embrace life to the fullest through adventure, travel, and laughter. Jan is the mother of Finley, Lydia (AMC Angel), and Groot (fur baby), an amateur paddleboarder, and a loyal friend. Professionally, Jan works with young adults with disabilities as they transition out of high school into what comes next. Jan brings warmth and commitment to her role, embodying the spirit of service in everything she does.


Ana van Bosse

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