John Mitchell

John has served as CEO since December 2006. Prior to that he served as Director of Operations for CABVI from 1999 to 2006. John worked for the Clovernook Center for the Blind from 1985 to 1999 in several capacities including Multistate Center Director, Director of Manufacturing and Vice President of Industrial Operations. John has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Cincinnati (1983) and completed the University of Cincinnati Executive Training Program from UC's College of Business Administration in 1993. John is currently a member of the Vision Serve Alliance, and a past board president of National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB).  He also serves on the Boards of ITN Greater Cincinnati and the Alliance of Ohio of Work Centers. John is a native to Cincinnati; he and his wife Kathy have four adult children, two grandchildren and live in Pleasant Ridge.

Ginny Backscheider
Director of Program Services

Ginny Backscheider  Ginny has worked at CABVI since 1979, and is responsible for the department that provides most of the community based specialized services provided by CABVI. Ginny has also worked for several other human services agencies in Cincinnati such as United Cerebral Palsy, RHC, and United Way. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Cincinnati, and graduated magna cum laude. She has served on the board of the Ohio Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERO), and on the international board of AER International, where she served as Treasurer. Ginny was the 2005 recipient of the J. Kenneth Cozier Memorial Award for distinguished service from AERO. Ginny is a native of Cincinnati, and she and her husband Kip have two children, and reside in Batavia, Ohio. 

Aaron bley
DIRECTOR OF Development & community relations

Aaron BleyAaron Bley, Director of Development and Community Relations, joined CABVI’s staff in December 2016. Aaron was previously the Senior Corporate Relationship Officer at American Red Cross, Cincinnati-Dayton Region.  He also served as the Regional Director for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and worked in a variety of community affairs positions with Mercy Health Partners. Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Xavier University and his master’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Donna, have two sons. They reside in Harrison, Ohio.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & Administration

 Jen rejoined CABVI in the role of Director of Finance and Accounting in May 2010 after completing her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. She had previously served CABVI for six years in the role of Director of Administration. The Finance and Accounting department is responsible for the tracking, evaluation and analysis of agency financial resources and investments. Jen has over ten years of management experience, including six years in the not-for-profit sector. Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Miami University. She resides in downtown Cincinnati.  

bill neyer

Director of business development

  Bill is responsible for growing the agency's social enterprises through product development, marketing, and sales in order to expand employment for people who are blind and visually impaired. He is also in charge of launching new business units such as Contract Management Support (CMS) and, an office supply social enterprise. He received his Bachelor's degree in Science and Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University and a master's degree in Theology from Xavier University. Bill comes to CABVI with an extensive background in business development, technical sales and entrepreneurial initiatives. He and his family reside in West Chester, Ohio.



Terry SkibaTerry oversees the Industries Program at CABVI, Office Runway Base Supply Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Contract Management Services at the Defense Logistics Center in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a graduate of West Virginia State College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Terry brings extensive experience in industry, finance and manufacturing from his former position with DI-NA-CAL Label Group, formerly Smurfit-Stone. For the last three years, Terry served as General Manager for Rock Tenn. He and his wife, Debbie, reside in the Anderson area of Cincinnati. They have two adult children, Emily and Eric.