|Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors for RestoringVision|
Mark Sachs started RestoringVision in 2003 following a career in the optical industry. In 2003, he participated in optical mission trips to Albania and Mexico where he noted that reading glasses and sunglasses were the most popular items dispensed–but that most groups did not have adequate supplies to satisfy this demand. He built RestoringVision’s capabilities while working at his day job at Blue Shield of California.
In April, 2012, Mark retired to devote more time as the volunteer Director of the organization. In January 2015, with the addition of a new Executive Director, Mark is spending less time in the day to day operations of RestoringVision and more time focusing on key projects and speaking engagements to raise awareness.
He holds a B.A. degree from Whittier College and an M.B.A. degree from University of Southern California.