Military officers plan luncheon


Peggy McGee

As a departure from the usual dinner meetings, the Green Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association will hold a luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday, January 23 in Ballroom No. 3. Guest speaker will be Diana S. Kellermeyer, Chief, Blind Rehabilitation Service and the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center (SWBRC) at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson.

The SWBRC is one of only 13 inpatient blind rehabilitation centers in the VA system. As one of the largest, SWBRC is a 31-bed, comprehensive inpatient blind rehabilitation program, providing individualized rehabilitation for veterans with visual impairment. The program provides training and opportunity for enhancing the quality of life for visually impaired veterans so they may successfully and independently reintegrate back into their home and community. Ms. Kellermeyer designed the curriculum for the national blind rehabilitation executive mentoring program and serves as primary mentor for newly appointed blind rehabilitation chiefs in the VA.

Ms. Kellermeyer has extensive experience working with VA Central Office and other VA blind rehabilitation centers, serving as a consultant on improving delivery of care, program success and preparation for successful accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

All MOAA events are opened to currently serving, former and retired officers and warrant officers. Deadline to sign up for the luncheon will be January 16. A reservation form for the event can be found at