Executive Director of Northern and Central California Services
Phone: (510) 234-4984 x707
Patricia Maffei is the executive director of northern and central California services at Wayfinder Family Services, responsible for supervising and ensuring the success of Wayfinder’s Blind Babies Foundation, Hatlen Center and statewide youth transition services.
Before assuming her executive director role, Maffei was the program director for the Hatlen Center starting in 2006, following 15 years of experience as an orientation and mobility instructor. A respected authority in the field of transition for those who are blind or visually impaired, Maffei has lectured and presented workshops at numerous professional conferences. She is the author of Quick & Easy: Expanded Core Curriculum, published by the American Printing House for the Blind in 2014, and has been an expert reviewer and consultant for a number of projects.
Maffei has master’s degrees in special education and orientation and mobility from San Francisco State University and is certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals in orientation and mobility.