ViStars, Inc. was founded by Janet Ulwick-Sacca, Justine Muir and Hannah Pope.
Justine Muir, President, is a 2007 graduate of Assumption College and earned an M.Ed. in Special Education at UMass Boston in 2009. She has worked with as a TVI with students ages 3-22 in a variety of school settings as well as in summer and weekend enrichment programs. Justine has recently expanded her role as a special educator by assuming the position of Special Education Team Chairperson in an urban school district north of Boston. She is a co-founder of ViStars, Incorporated.
Janet Ulwick-Sacca is a co-founder and Vice President of ViStars, Inc. A TVI for over 25 years, Janet has provided services to students of all ages, specializing in technology and the teaching of the Expanded Core Curriculum. She has worked mostly as an itinerant TVI, consulted for Educational Testing Services, and is currently an independent contractor to the public schools. She has taught and presented at numerous workshops, institutes, and conferences, mainly on Braille technology and STEM subjects.
Hannah Pope, Secretary, started out in the field as a residential coordinator and classroom aide at Perkins School for the Blind where she fell in love with Orientation and Mobility. She has since been working as an itinerant Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the Carroll Center for the Blind, teaching students ages 3-22 with varying levels of visual functioning throughout the greater Boston area. She is also a co-founder of ViStars, Inc., and is the Coordinator of the After-School Program focusing on empowerment through self expression and community service.
Kyle Keane, Director of the Board is a Research Programmer working on increasing the accessibility of digital content in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. He was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in 1988 at age 4. He has volunteered for multiple blindness advocacy organizations, such as the Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Braille Institute, Junior Blind of America, and World Access for the Blind.
Kara Peters, Director of the Board, is an itinerant COMS for the Carroll Center for the Blind, providing instruction to blind and visually impaired students age 3-22 years with or without multiple impairments in public and private school in Massachusetts. Mrs. Peters is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Massachusetts Boston teaching the methods practicum lab. She is the volunteer defensive coach for the Boston Renegades Beep baseball team and the Head Coach of the ViStars Goalball Program.