SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 20, 2023) – RestoringVision today announces the appointment of two Vice Presidents to its newly formed leadership team to accelerate its impact in solving the global vision crisis. This follows a year of remarkable growth, in which RestoringVision expanded its reach by 48 percent in 2022. In 2023, the organization aims to reach over 4 million people living in extreme poverty with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly.
Aminah Yoba, formerly RestoringVision’s Senior Director of Development, joined the organization in December 2020 and has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Philanthropy. Aminah will lead RestoringVision’s philanthropic strategies and programs, focusing on increasing foundation, corporate, and individual giving to accelerate the organization’s continued growth and impact.
Prior to joining RestoringVision, Aminah served as Director of Institutional and Major Gifts at Breaking Ground, a nonprofit organization working to combat homelessness in NYC, and as Development Officer at VisionSpring, Inc., a nonprofit optical social enterprise. Aminah brings over two decades of experience working with nonprofit and for-profit entities advancing goals, objectives, and organizational development initiatives.
Mark Lorey joins RestoringVision and its leadership team as Vice President of Global Programs and Impact. Mark will lead the strategy, planning, execution, and evaluation of RestoringVision’s programs worldwide.
Before joining RestoringVision, Mark served as Vice President and Partnership Leader for global program strategy, quality, and evidence at World Vision International, where he worked for over two decades based in Africa and Washington, DC. Prior to that he worked with USAID and Save the Children. Mark is a seasoned global development leader who has collaborated with programs and partners in over 70 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is passionate about scaling and sustaining impact for the most vulnerable and looks forward to growing RestoringVision’s partnerships, programs, and impact worldwide.
RestoringVision is expanding its leadership team as the organization continues to play a leading role in solving the global vision crisis. Visit www.restoringvision.org to learn how you, your company, or your organization can become a part of this movement to serve people living in extreme poverty with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly and unlock their full potential.
RestoringVision is a global nonprofit dedicated to ending the global vision crisis. The organization is committed to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses, particularly for individuals living on less than $2 a day. One billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed, 81% of which could be corrected with a simple pair of reading glasses. We work to solve this global crisis by partnering with our unparalleled network of more than 2,500 NGOs and government partners to provide life-changing vision screenings and eyeglasses to millions of people who could not access them otherwise. RestoringVision has reached more than 24 million people in 147 countries since 2003. For more information, visit restoringvision.org. Interested in partnering to support highly cost-effective programs that bring immediate and sustained transformation in marginalized people’s lives, or to add a high-impact vision health component to your programs? Please contact us: email@example.com.
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Stephanie Godward, Director of Marketing and Communications, RestoringVision
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