Prevent Blindness Elects Delatore, McGrann and Ramchandran to Board of Directors


(L to R) Paul Delatore, Jim McGrann and Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD.

CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Paul Delatore, global head, market access at Alcon, Jim McGrann, chairman and chief executive officer of Healthy Eyes Advantage, and Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, associate professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Rochester Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology, have been elected to the organization’s board of directors. The vote was held Nov. 2 at the 2018 Prevent Blindness annual board meeting in Chicago. Additionally, Charles Garcia, executive vice president, director of treasury management, Associated Bank, is taking over as the board’s treasurer, according to an announcement this week. He will oversee the financial management of Prevent Blindness.

Mark Ginsberg, chief marketing officer at VSP Global, is the new marketing and development committee chairman. Sandra Block, OD, at the Illinois College of Optometry, and Jean Ramsey, MD, at Boston University School of Medicine, will serve as the new co-chairs of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness  advisory committee. Dr. Ramchandran will serve as the new Scientific Committee chair.

“Our all-volunteer national board of directors at Prevent Blindness consists of some of the most impressive leaders in the health care field and the vision industry,” Torrey DeKeyser, chair of the organization’s board, said in the announcement. “We enthusiastically welcome Mr. Delatore, Mr. McGrann and Dr. Ramchandran to the board and look forward to their leadership in helping us continue to provide sight-saving programs throughout the country.”

A listing of Prevent Blindness’ board of directors is accessible here.