Employment. Independence. Prevention.

Our Mission: Create sustainable, person-centered programs, and employment that enhance independence for individuals with unique visual capabilities. We foster positive change, awareness, and advocacy while removing barriers.

Our Vision: Be the resource for people with visual challenges through prevention, rehabilitation, and meaningful employment to increase individual empowerment and equality.

Agency Values:

IntegrityWe work in the best interest of those we serve by doing the right thing in all circumstances

Person-centered Philosophy We put the interests of the individual at the center of everything we do

Highest Standards of Service Delivery We commit to continuously improving our services and processes to deliver outstanding results to the people we serve

Valued Partnerships/Collaboration We believe our effectiveness is increased by working together with those in our community

Strategic Agility We affect positive change by thoughtfully adapting quickly and efficiently

For over sixty years, North Central Sight Services, Inc. has assisted individuals who are blind or visually impaired to maximize their quality of life.  We have helped prevent vision loss through our education programs and screenings for children and adults. To accomplish our mission, we offer Adjustment Services for people losing their vision, Support Services, Employment opportunities for people who are blind, and a Prevention of Blindness Program.

North Central Sight Services, Inc. incorporates a business model to use excess revenue to help fund the mission. Through the AbilityOne Program, we manufacture, package, and distribute SKILCRAFT® products to the State of Pennsylvania and the Federal government. We also provide Business Services such as Document Management and Sip for Sight Bottleless Water Coolers to the surrounding communities that create jobs for our Associates who are blind or visually impaired.

North Central Sight Services, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 Certified. ISO certification is a detailed and methodical quality management system that looks at the value of processes at all levels. Only 20 percent of companies in the United States have reached this level of certification.

That was then. This is now.


1957: The Lycoming County Association for the Blind manufactured rubber door mats from recycled automobile tires, caned chairs and performed subcontract work for local businesses.

Now: Employment opportunities now include packaging, order processing, and shipping to sorting plastics for recycling and Document Management.

a black and white photo of a blind employee working on the industry line with people standing behind him observing. Blind employee stands behind the shredding conveyer belt shredding paper.


1971: Talking book machines were provided to Lycoming County residents who were blind. Transportation services were also provided with assistance from local Lions Clubs.

Now: North Central Sight Services, Inc. provides Rehabilitation Services in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center and a state of the art Assistive Technology Lab that offers devices and aids for individual needs.

black and white photo of older magnifiers and technology.


1982: The Prevention of Blindness Department was established. Approximately 500 children and adults were screened on a yearly basis.

Now: North Central Sight Services, Inc. screens more than 5,000 children and adults for potential eye diseases. A Functional Vision Clinic is also provided for children who need further examination.

A black and white photo of an adult covering a child's eye during a vision screening. Hand holding a spot screener used for vision screenings.

Board of Directors


Board Chair
Aron Carter
Elysburg, PA

Board Treasurer
Eric Schoonover
Canton, PA

Board Secretary
Brian McClintock
Montoursville, PA

Immediate Past Board Chair
Mike Bridgham
Troy, PA

Kim Zimmer
Williamsport, PA

Board Members

Dr. Michael G. Bonner, M.D.
Bloomsburg, PA

Tina Helm-Bittenbender
Bloomsburg, PA

Dr. James Kasenchak, M.D.
Williamsport, PA

Nancy J. Perkins, FIDSA
Bellefonte, PA

Dennis Gilbert
Montoursville, PA

Executive Staff

Kim Zimmer
Williamsport, PA

Chief Operations Officer
Brandy Moon

VP of Operations
Terri Kio

Director of Accounting and Finance
Nikki Page

VP of Technology
Brandon DeArment

Programs & Services Director
Noah Mantione

Director of Development
Corinne Stammel-Demmien

Marketing Manager
Katie Coffey

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