Board of Directors

The Eversight Board of Directors form the foundation of our success by sharing their diverse knowledge, experience and passion
for helping others.

Edward J. Hunter
Chair

Ed Hunter is Chaplain and Regional Mission Officer for Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Ill. He has served in the Presence Health System for 28 years. Mr. Hunter is board certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and endorsed by the Diocese of Rockford. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, where he continued graduate studies in theology. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education internship at Children’s Memorial in Chicago. Throughout this time, Mr. Hunter has been committed to a comprehensive and holistic approach to ministry, embracing body, mind and spirit. He is a founding board member of the Greater Elgin Family Care Center and a member of the Elgin Salvation Army Advisory Committee. Mr. Hunter is a volunteer chaplain for Fox Valley Hospice, a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Debriefing team and a proud member of the Elgin Lions Club.

Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D.
Vice Chair

Rashid Bashshur, Ph.D., is currently the Senior Advisor for e-Health at the University of Michigan Health system and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. Bashshur has been a catalyst for the development of telemedicine in the United States and worldwide since the early 1970s. From 1970-72, Dr. Bashshur also served at the National Academy of Sciences as a consultant on the use of telecommunications to support rural health programs. Later , Dr. Bashshur was commissioned by the Indian Health Service and NASA to report on STARPHAC (Space Technology Applied to Rural Papago Health Care); this report was published as “Technology Serves the People” (1981) by the Government Printing Office. Dr. Bashshur served as Scientific Program Chair of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Meeting in 1997, and as co-chair in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was elected President in 2000 and is now President-Emeritus. Dr. Bashshur was the senior editor of three reports on telemedicine submitted to the U.S. Congress in 1994, 1995 and 2001. He has published extensively and co-founded the Telemedicine Journal, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, and served as Editor-in-Chief from 1995 to 2005, now Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Among his recent publications, Dr. Bashshur co-authored “The History of Telemedicine, Evolution, Context and Transformation” in 2009.

In January 2000, Dr. Bashshur chaired a WHO “International Consultation” in Geneva, to develop a global strategy for telemedicine. In August 2001, he co-chaired the International State of the Art Symposium on Telemedicine/Telehealth, which was co-sponsored by the UMHS and by WHO. In 2004, he chaired the Second International Conference on Future Directions for Telemedicine. The proceedings from both conferences were published in the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal. Dr. Bashshur convenes an annual symposium on Telemedicine at the Henry Ford Health System.

In May 2015, Dr. Bashshur was presented with a special award at the ATA 2015 Annual Meeting, the first ever ATA Medal-Distinguished Service Award, established as one of the ATA’s highest awards. It is presented only on occasion to an individual for the highest level of achievement in the telemedicine and telehealth field.

Patty Jo Herndon
Secretary

Patty Jo Herndon is the President and CEO of the Michigan Donor Family Council and also serves as the President of the Gift of Life Foundation. She became involved in the organ donation community following the passing of her sister, Ellen, in 1997. In 2015, her sister, Maureen, donated her corneas and provided scientists with the resources they need to find new cures and treatments for blinding eye conditions. Ms. Herndon retired in 2012, after 30 years in the insurance industry. She and her husband reside in Plymouth, Mich., and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Gary Babcock
Treasurer

Gary Babcock has been a Lion for more than 30 years. He has served multiple officer positions, including District Governor, Vice District Governor, Cabinet Treasurer and Zone Chairman, and is Treasurer of the Lions of Michigan Foundation. Mr. Babcock is also a trustee and Board Member for the Napoleon United Methodist Church. He was awarded the Lions Clubs International Distinguished Leadership Medal, LCIF Melvin Jones Fellowship, LMSF John S. and Noel Benefactor Awards, LMSF Ken Lautzenheiser Service Award, two International President’s Appreciation Awards and two District Governor’s Appreciation Awards. He was recently inducted into the Lions Michigan Hall of Fame. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ferris State University.

Said Issa, M.D., M.P.H.
Immediate Past Chair

Said Issa, M.D., M.P.H., is the Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Laser Vision Care Center, PLLC, where in addition to his surgical practice he mentors medical students and other health professionals. Dr. Issa graduated from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, following his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, receiving his master’s degree from the U-M School of Public Health. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wayne State University’s Kresge Eye Institute and a refractive fellowship at the Windsor Laser Center, and is currently affiliated with Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Issa also serves as President of the Arab-American Cultural Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., and is the Associate Director for Global Education Excellence, an education management company with eleven schools in Michigan and Ohio, including Central Academy in Ann Arbor, recently ranked as the No. 1 school in Michigan.

Jonathan H. Lass, M.D.
Director

Jonathan H. Lass, M.D., is the Charles I. Thomas Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and has served as Program Director for Ophthalmology residency programs at Case Western and University Hospitals from 1993-2013. Dr. Lass remains on staff at University Hospitals Eye Institute, following 20 years of service as Department Chair, and currently serves as Medical Director for both Eversight Ohio and the Case Cornea Image Analysis Reading Center. Dr. Lass is on the editorial board of Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease.

Dr. Lass has more than 200 publications in the fields of corneal physiology and immunology, genetics, cornea image analysis and clinical trials of corneal disease. His research has contributed to major advancements in corneal preservation and transplantation, including the NEI-funded Cornea Donor Study, which found that donor age does not affect graft success or cell loss for the majority of donors aged 34-71 transplanted in the United States. Dr. Lass is the study chair of the Cornea Preservation Time Study, a multi-center prospective trial and the largest clinical trial in corneal diseases sponsored by the National Eye Institute, that examined the effect of preservation time of the donor on graft survival and endothelial cell loss following DSEK surgery. Among several other awards, Dr. Lass received the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2004 and the R. Townley Paton Award from the Eye Bank Association of America, its highest award, in 2012. He recently received the 2017 Castroviejo Award, the Cornea Society’s highest award for recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Lass serves as Medical Director for Eversight in Ohio and board member for the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation. He volunteers with the Cleveland Free Clinic where he organized a free eye clinic. Dr. Lass is also an avid cellist and member of the World Doctors Orchestra.

Busharat Ahmad, M.D.
Director

Busharat Ahmad, M.D., a practicing ophthalmologist for over 30 years, is one of the most well-known and respected International Medical Graduates in the United States, as recognized by the American Medical Association. Dr. Ahmad is a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates from Michigan and has served on the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development. He currently serves as trustee and secretary of the Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates Board, and is a representative of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to the American Council on Transplantation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the MSMS Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization and serves as a Trustee on the HUDA Clinic Board, a free clinic in downtown Detroit.

Dr. Ahmad has held leadership positions with the Eye Bank Association of America (serving as its national president from 1984-85) and the American Council of Transplantation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, International College of Surgeons and the Society of Eye Surgeons. He is also a diplomat in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England. Dr. Ahmad has received numerous awards for his contributions to medicine, including the George Tarjan Memorial Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Presidential Citation from Michigan State Medical Society, the Exemplary Service Award and Benjamin Rush Award from the American Medical Association and the Man of the Year Award from Kiwanis International.

Esther LaMothe
Director

Esther LaMothe has been a member of the Lions Club in Novi, Mich., since 1995, and she has held numerous offices within the organization, including International Director for Lions Clubs International, as well as on the faculty for the Lions Clubs International Leadership Development Institutes since 2012. Ms. LaMothe is a frequent moderator and presenter at Lions Leadership Forums and International Conventions in the United States and Canada. In recognition of her service, she has received numerous awards, including two International President’s Leadership Medals; three International President’s Medals; five International President’s Certificates of Appreciation and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the Lions Club organization bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. Ms. LaMothe is a retired educator and administrator and is currently active in numerous professional and community organizations, including Elections Inspector, Allegiance Hospital Community Outreach and the LGPA Wendy’s Charity Classic, a fundraiser for adoption.

Elspeth Moore
Director

Elspeth Moore, B.S., M.L.S., was a high school teacher for more than 30 years. Ms. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from the College of St. Elisabeth and completed her master’s of library and information science at Rutgers University. She is an active member of the West Milford Lions Club in West Milford, N.J., and served as Past District Governor. She is also currently serving as Campaign Sightfirst II District Coordinator. She has received some of the highest wards given by Lions Clubs, including the International President’s Leadership Award, the MD16 Harold Nutter Award, International President’s Leadership Award, the International President’s Certificate and the International Melvin Jones Fellow. Ms. Moore has served the Lions of New Jersey as a past District Governor, Campaign Sightfirst II District Coordinator, Council Chair and State Advisor. In 2015, she was honored by Eversight in New Jersey as Visionary of the Year.

Kevin Ross
President/CEO

Kevin W. Ross, M.S., M.P.H., joined the organization in 1990 and was named President and CEO in 2007. He developed the Midwire software platform while serving as Vice President of Information Systems, and he led the implementation of a $2.5 million tax-exempt bond issue to finance the Eversight Ann Arbor headquarters and lab facility as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ross serves as a member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Board of Directors and the EBAA Medical Advisory Committee. Other roles include Vice Chair of the Gift of Life Michigan Advisory Board and eye bank liaison to the Cornea Preservation Time Study. He holds master’s degrees in computer science and public health from the University of Michigan and is a longstanding member of the Ann Arbor (Host) Lions Club and the Michigan Alumni Pep Band.

Jarold A. Anderson
Director

Jarold (Jerry) Anderson is an advisor and board member for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, where he served as president and chief executive officer for 25 years before retiring in December 2012. Prior to joining Gift of Hope in 1987, Mr. Anderson was executive director of administration at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Chicago. He has held officer and board positions with numerous local and national organizations in the donation and transplant field, including positions as president of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations and officer and board member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Mr. Anderson is also a founding board member and past chairperson of AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of bone and soft tissue allografts, and a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, and completed additional graduate training at the University of Michigan.

William H. Constad, M.D.
Director

William H. Constad, M.D., is Clinical Professor at Rutgers Medical School and affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and St. Barnabas Medical Center, and he has been in private practice with Hudson Eye Physicians and Surgeons since 1985. He served on the editorial board for the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine for several years, contributing numerous articles and textbook chapters to the ophthalmic literature. Dr. Constad specializes in corneal transplantation and external corneal disease, as well as specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus and scarring, post-transplantation and post-refractive surgery. He serves as Medical Director for Eversight in New Jersey. In 2012, he was honored by Eversight in New Jersey with its “Man of Vision” award and received the Founders’ Award from the Eversight Board in 2014.

Alan Daninhirsch
Director

Alan Daninhirsch is currently a registered architect in Connecticut where he practiced for more than 30 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in 1966. From 1966-68, he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, commanding a float bridge company for most of his military career. Mr. Daninhirsch is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10361 where he served as Post Commander for three years. He is a Life Member of the International Association of Lions Clubs and has been an active member of the New Briton Lions Club since 1973. He has served as District Governor and State Council Chairman for the Association and has received numerous awards of recognition for his service. Mr. Daninhirsch is a graduate of the Lions Advanced Leadership Program and the Faculty Development Institute. He is a Director of the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation, involved in the Lions KidSight pediatric eye screening program and serves as the Director of the Connecticut Eye Bank and Visual Research Foundation.

Florence M. Johnston
President Emerita

Florence Johnston, M.S., served as Chief Executive Officer of Eversight from 1998 to 2004. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Michigan. Ms. Johnston has held a wide variety of leadership positions on boards and committees for donation-related organizations, including the Eye Bank Association of America and Gift of Life Michigan. Her professional experience includes positions at University of Michigan Hospitals, with the World Health Organization and as a member of the faculty of University of Michigan School Of Nursing. Currently, Ms. Johnston volunteers as docent for the University of Michigan Anthropology Museum.

Marilyn R. Lindenauer
President Emerita

Marilyn Lindenauer, M.P.H., served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eversight from 1989-98. During her tenure, she served on the Board of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) from 1994-98 and was a member or chair of multiple EBAA committees. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan Department of Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan. Ms. Lindenauer is a member of the Ann Arbor (Host) Lions Club.

Medical Advisory Committee

The Medical Advisory Committee combines proven leadership and years of experience to provide unsurpassed clinical guidance.

Shahzad I. Mian, M.D.
Committee Chair

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan (U-M) Kellogg Eye Center; Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at U-M; Associate Chair for U-M Education Department.

Lorenzo Cervantes, M.D.

Board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery at Connecticut Eye Specialists in Shelton, Conn.

Pankaj C. Gupta, M.D. 

Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Residency Program Director at University Hospitals in Cleveland.

Jonathan H. Lass, M.D.

Jonathan H. Lass, M.D., is the Charles I. Thomas Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and has served as Program Director for Ophthalmology residency programs at Case Western and University Hospitals from 1993-2013. Dr. Lass remains on staff at University Hospitals Eye Institute, following 20 years of service as Department Chair, and currently serves as Medical Director for both Eversight Ohio and the Case Cornea Image Analysis Reading Center. Dr. Lass is on the editorial board of Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease.

Dr. Lass has more than 200 publications in the fields of corneal physiology and immunology, genetics, cornea image analysis and clinical trials of corneal disease. His research has contributed to major advancements in corneal preservation and transplantation, including the NEI-funded Cornea Donor Study, which found that donor age does not affect graft success or cell loss for the majority of donors aged 34-71 transplanted in the United States. Dr. Lass is the study chair of the Cornea Preservation Time Study, a multi-center prospective trial and the largest clinical trial in corneal diseases sponsored by the National Eye Institute, that examined the effect of preservation time of the donor on graft survival and endothelial cell loss following DSEK surgery. Among several other awards, Dr. Lass received the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2004 and the R. Townley Paton Award from the Eye Bank Association of America, its highest award, in 2012. He recently received the 2017 Castroviejo Award, the Cornea Society’s highest award for recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Lass serves as Medical Director for Eversight in Ohio and board member for the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation. He volunteers with the Cleveland Free Clinic where he organized a free eye clinic. Dr. Lass is also an avid cellist and member of the World Doctors Orchestra.

Roni M. Shtein, M.D., M.S. 

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Elmer Y. Tu, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Cornea Service at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

William H. Constad, M.D.

William H. Constad, M.D., is Clinical Professor at Rutgers Medical School and affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and St. Barnabas Medical Center, and he has been in private practice with Hudson Eye Physicians and Surgeons since 1985. He served on the editorial board for the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine for several years, contributing numerous articles and textbook chapters to the ophthalmic literature. Dr. Constad specializes in corneal transplantation and external corneal disease, as well as specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus and scarring, post-transplantation and post-refractive surgery. He serves as Medical Director for Eversight in New Jersey. In 2012, he was honored by Eversight in New Jersey with its “Man of Vision” award and received the Founders’ Award from the Eversight Board in 2014.

David Chu, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Director of the Metropolitan Eye Research and Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey; Ophthalmologist for the New York Jets.

Catharine J. Crockett, M.D.

Board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist at Eye Surgical Associates in Champaign, Ill.

Jeffrey Goshe, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of 
Case Western Reserve University; Residency Program Director at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Gregory I. Halperin, M.D. 

Board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist at Gailey Eye Clinic in Bloomington, Ill.

Christopher Hood, M.D. 

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Mark A. Lister, M.D. 

Director of Cornea, External Disease and Ophthalmic Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital; Ocean County Medical Center; Hoboken University Medical Center in Jersey City; Co-director of corneal services at St. George’s University School of Medicine; Director of Cornea Services at Children’s Eye Care Center of New Jersey, at Clara Maass; Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College and Rutgers University Medical School.

Marian Macsai, M.D.

Chief of Ophthalmology at NorthShore University HealthSystem; Professor of Ophthalmology at 
University of Chicago.

Allen S. Roth, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

H. Kaz Soong, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Alan Sugar, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center and 
Department Vice Chair.

Joel Sugar, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor in Ophthalmology, Cornea Service and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago; Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Maria A. Woodward, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Leadership team

Meet the dynamic team leading the effort to make vision a reality for people in need.

Kevin Ross
President/CEO
“We are an organization driven by our humanitarian mission to restore sight, and I am immensely proud to lead our team.”

Kevin W. Ross, M.S., M.P.H., joined Eversight in 1990 and was named President and CEO in 2007. He developed the Midwire software platform while serving as Vice President of Information Systems, and he led the implementation of a $2.5 million tax-exempt bond issue to finance the Eversight Ann Arbor headquarters and lab facility as Vice President of Finance. Kevin serves as a member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Board of Directors and the EBAA Medical Advisory Committee. Other roles include Vice Chair of the Gift of Life Michigan Advisory Board and eye bank liaison to the Cornea Preservation Time Study.

He holds master’s degrees in computer science and public health from the University of Michigan and is a longstanding member of the Ann Arbor (Host) Lions Club and the Michigan Alumni Pep Band.

David Bosch
Chief Marketing Officer
“As a network of community eye banks, we are committed to making a positive impact around the world.”

As Chief Marketing Officer for Eversight, David is responsible for all marketing, communications, partner relations, philanthropy, global business development and strategic planning activities. Previously, he served as Director of Communications & Government Affairs for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network overseeing all public relations and marketing activities. David serves as an expert panelist for the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Transplantation and has extensive experience in grant project development and implementation. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Council of Donate Life America and President of the Board, as well as chair of both the Board Communications Committee and the National Advertising Campaign Committee on organ and tissue donation. He is a member of Donate Life Illinois and the Michigan Coalition on Donation, and has served on the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Task Force on Multicultural Issues and the Crisis Communications Committee. In addition, David is a member of the Positive Organizations Consortium at the University of Michigan and a proud member of the Ann Arbor (Host) Lions Club.

Julie Collins
Chief Financial Officer
"The gift of sight is truly one of the greatest gifts someone can give to another human being.”

Julie Collins joined Eversight in 2007 after holding positions as Managing Director at Comerica Insurance Services, as well as Director of Training and Development and Director of Accounting Services at Comerica Bank. Her 25 years of accounting, management and financial leadership has guided Eversight through a period of rapid growth in which the operational budget grew from $7 million to $24 million and the employee count grew from 50 to 170. In addition to her financial responsibilities, Julie oversees human resources, risk management, information technology and facilities at Eversight. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

Michael O’Keefe
Chief Operating Officer
“Eversight is committed to restoring sight and enhancing the lives of as many people as possible.”

Michael O’Keefe, CEBT, M.B.A., joined the organization in 1994 as a Laboratory Technician. Soon after, he was promoted to Laboratory Manager and then Technical Director of Eversight in Michigan. In 2009, he was named Executive Director of Midwire and built that service line to include 10 nonprofit eye banks and Vision Share. In 2017, he was named Chief Operating Officer with a focus on strengthening organizational compliance, improving operational effectiveness and delivering excellent customer service using principles derived from the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. Michael received his master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, is accredited to facilitate cultural surveys by Human Synergistics International and is a member of the Positive Organizations Consortium at the University of Michigan. He has served on numerous Eye Bank Association of America committees and sub-committees over the years including a six-year term on the Accreditation Board.

Charles Pivoney
Chief Innovations Officer
“Our Innovations department is giving people hope for better sight in new and exciting ways.”

Charles (Chuck) Pivoney, CEBT, M.B.A., is Chief Innovations Officer of Eversight. He began his career in eye banking more than 30 years ago as a Certified Eye Bank Technician for Eversight in Illinois and progressed into leadership roles including Laboratory Supervisor, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Chuck now oversees the research and development activities of the organization that lead to research pursuits, discovery and implementation of cutting-edge clinical service lines or products throughout the organization. He serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Gift of Hope Advisory Council, is a charter member of Donate Life Illinois and was appointed to the Illinois Secretary of State Organ & Tissue Donor Advisory Council and Illinois Department of Health Task Force on Transplantation. Chuck received his master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northeastern Illinois University. He is a member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Medical Advisory Board and has served on the EBAA Board of Directors, as well as various committees and subcommittees.

Diane Hollingsworth
Vice President of Partner Relations
“We accepted the responsibility to provide the gift of sight 70 years ago, and we will not stop until everyone has the chance to live a life full of sight.”

Diane Hollingsworth has been with Eversight since 2010 after eight years at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois where she served as Director of Medical Education. She also spent 20 years in senior sales and marketing management positions at IBM, Siemens & Rockwell. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. Diane is an active volunteer of the Naperville Noon Lions Club, Chair of the Advisory Council for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Network and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Diana Kern
Vice President of Philanthropy
“We are committed to developing deep, personal relationships with our valued partners in the many communities we serve.”

Diana Kern joined Eversight in 2016, bringing more than a decade of experience in fund development, relationship management, budget management, board support and staff development. She previously served as Vice President of Programs for NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work), an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, consultative and technological tools and solutions to nonprofit organizations and boards. Before moving to the nonprofit world, Diana worked in the real estate development and property management industry and was an Executive Vice President for McKinley, the largest privately held firm of its kind where she was responsible for more than 400 employees nationwide and $423 million in residential real estate assets. Diana is a graduate of Oakland University and has a long and extensive history serving on nonprofit boards and committees in southeast Michigan.

Kristen McCoy
Vice President of Innovations
"We are always working to improve our services and ensure surgeons and researchers are able to provide the best outcomes for their patients.”

Kristen McCoy, CEBT, CTBS, has been with Eversight since 1996, first holding the position of Laboratory Technician at Eversight in Illinois and later becoming the Laboratory Manager. She was appointed to Technical Director in 2008 when she assumed the responsibility for corporate training, and she transitioned to Vice President of Clinical Operations in 2009. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS). She has served on numerous Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) committees and sub-committees over the years including the Tech Education Committee, the Certification Board and Faculty and the Technician Education Symposium.

Collin Ross
Vice President of Global Development
“Restoring sight is a catalyst to empowering self-worth and allowing people to contribute in their community in ways many had only dreamed before.”

Collin Ross, CEBT, has been with Eversight since 1997, leading the organization’s international efforts and building collaborative relationships with overseas partners. He has extensive experience managing Eversight clinical and administrative projects, including facility designs, strategic plans, and new programs and service lines. Collin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT).

Michael Titus
Vice President of Clinical Operations
“Eversight is focused on delivering high-quality tissue and excellent customer service.”

Michael Titus, CEBT, joined Eversight in 2017. He is the former Chief Clinical Officer of Saving Sight, an eye bank in Kansas City, Missouri, where he successfully crafted the strategic direction of its clinical program, oversaw lab renovations and improved tissue quality and surgeon satisfaction. Prior to his time at Saving Sight, Michael excelled in various roles with Eversight from 2008-13, including managing the laboratory in Michigan and playing an instrumental role in developing the Eversight DMEK program. He is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) and currently serves on the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Research Committee and Accreditation Board.