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Amanda Huang

Amanda Huang

Amanda has nearly twenty year’s working experience in international development sectors, with a focus on children’s welfare, community development and eye health. She has been with The Fred Hollows Foundation for 12 years and is now the Chief Representative for the programme in China.

Amanda has good understanding of health system in China and experience in working with a variety of health facilities, government sectors and rural communities. She has also supported eye care programmes’ planning and evaluation in neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, India and Indonesia. Amanda is alumni of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Public Health for Eye Care.

Angelina “Doktora Helen”

Governor “Doktora Helen” Tan is the first woman Chief Executive of the Quezon Province. Prior to her overwhelming and unprecedented election as Governor, she served for three terms as Representative of the 4th District of Quezon where she chaired the Committee on Health of the House of Representatives for six years with great distinction.

In her nine years as legislator, she principally authored a total of 37 laws throughout her legislative career and is one of the country’s universal health care (UHC) champions and internationally recognised for her tuberculosis (TB) advocacy having authored landmark laws such as Republic Act No. 11223, otherwise known as the “Universal Health Care Act” and Republic Act No. 10767, otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Plan Act” among many other health reform legislations. She served as Member of the Executive Committee of the Global TB Caucus and Co-Chairperson of the Asia Pacific TB Caucus.

Busisiwe Mzyece

Busisiwe Mzyece

Busisiwe is a seasoned Public Health Practitioner who is passionate about eye health. She has more than 17 years experience in Public Health and Health Promotion.

Her work in eye health includes advocacy, community mobilization and she has also published a number of articles.

Dr. Chimgee Chuluunkhuu

Dr. Chimgee Chuluunkhuu

Dr. Chimgee Chuluunkhuu is the Country Director for Orbis International, is leading innovative programs focusing on providing eye care services to low-density rural populations, strengthening services for ROP and diabetic retinopathy screening in the country.

Dr. Chimgee received a MSc Public Health for Eye Care from the LSHTM, UK.

Dr Covadonga Bascaran 

Dr Covadonga Bascaran

Dr  Covadonga Bascaran is a clinical research fellow at the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she works in research, capacity development and education to improve eye health worldwide.

Cova has a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy and leads the Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET) and co-chairs the IAPB work group in diabetic retinopathy.

Dianne Rogers

Dianne Rogers

Dianne Rogers is the Executive Officer of the Eye Health Aotearoa Trust and the General Manager Policy and Advocacy, Blind Low Vision NZ.

She spearheaded Eye Health Aotearoa’s ECSAT report and the Love Your Eyes campaign in New Zealand.

Dr Heather Machin  

Dr Heather Machin

Dr Machin is an ophthalmic nurse. She is Chair of the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations; and Senior Project Manager and Lions Fellow to the Centre for Eye Research Australia’s Lions Eye Donation Service and Biobank. She has led sector wide reform, including the development of The Barcelona Principles, and worked in over 30 countries, previously with ORBIS International’s Flying Eye Hospital and as consultant to Fred Hollows Foundation NZ.

She is Project Officer to the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand; Representative to Lions Clubs International Eye Bank Working Group; Member of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authorities Eye and Tissue Advisory Committee; co-developer of the WHO’s Global Action Framework for Tissue in Transplantation; and co-President of the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association. She is passionate about improving eye donor awareness, global access to tissues for transplantation, training and research, and the role of nurses in ophthalmology.

Dr Jambi Garap  

Dr Jambi Garap

Dr Garap graduated as Ophthalmologist from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1997. Practicing as General Ophthalmologist with special interest in medical retina and public health.  Dr Garap worked with the government in various capacities until 2014, three years as the deputy chief of the Southern Region, became PBL President since its inception in 2012, resigned and spent four years in private practice during which time continuing as PBL President.

Honorary lecturer at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Papua New Guinea from 2003 to 2020. From 2020-2022 Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology and more recently in March 2023 as a Clinical Coordinator of Port Moresby General Hospital (PNG’s only tertiary referral and teaching hospital.

Part of a very vibrant PBL committee in the Pacific,  achieving a lot for eye care in PNG through improved collaborative efforts with all PBL stakeholders . The members of the PBL are: Brien Holden Foundation, Fred Hollows Foundation, CBM. Callan Services, YWAM, Laila Foundation, The Department of Health through all Doctors and Eye Nurse/Ophthalmic Clinicians.

Jeff Todd  

Jeff Todd

Jeff Todd is President and CEO of Prevent Blindness, the leading eye health and safety patient advocacy organization in the United States dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight across all ages and eye conditions. Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness fulfils its mission through education, public policy advocacy, early detection program training and implementation, public health research, systems enhancement, and patient engagement.

In addition to his work at Prevent Blindness, Jeff is currently Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the National Health Council, was a co-founder and former Chair of Vision 2020 USA, is past Chair of the Vision Care Section of the American Public Health Association, and was the inaugural recipient of the Champion of Vision Award of the Children’s Eye Foundation and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen is the Chief Executive of the Chen-Yet Sen Family Foundation, the global foundation using ‘Moonshot Philanthropy’ to address early childhood literacy and vision correction. She leads all Asia operations for the Clearly campaign, which shifted global public perception of vision correction, framing poor vision as a development issue, and as the golden thread to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The campaign led to the founding of the UN ‘Friends of Vision’ group in 2018 and the UN’s unanimous ‘Vision for Everyone’ resolution in 2021.

Jennifer Gersbeck 

Jennifer Gersbeck

Jennifer has extensive experience working in government and the not-for-profit sector, across the health, disability and international development sectors and has a reputation for fostering collaboration and delivering results by applying innovative strategic approaches to advocacy.  Jennifer joined The Fred Hollows Foundation in 2016 after a decade as CEO of Vision 2020 Australia. In addition to leading advocacy efforts globally, she is a champion for gender equity working to end gender discrimination in eye health and embed equity and inclusion in all aspects of The Foundation’s work.

As an International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Trustee, she continues to promote positive action towards gender and inclusion, chairing the Gender Equity Work Group.  Awarded a fellowship under Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, Jennifer continues to engage in inter-disciplinary academic learning, leadership development and peer-to-peer collaboration to create a social impact project focused on sustainable and equitable eye health.

Dr. Khaleda Islam 

Dr. Khaleda Islam

Dr. Khaleda Islam Director, Primary Health Care (Retired), is currently involved with Ministry of Health and family welfare (MOH&FW), Bangladesh for developing the fifth HPN sector program. She is experienced in primary health care (PHC) system strengthening to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), and supported PHC for Rohingya refugee.

Dr Islam is also contributing to the Medical Education of the country.  She conducted several international assignments in different countries (Sri Lanka, AJK Pakistan, Afghanistan, Liberia and South Punjab Pakistan), and worked with WHO, and other INGOs (GIZ, MERLIN, World Vision, Save the Children, CARE, JICA, Fleming Fund Country Grant, DAI LLC Int etc.) to support the government to strengthen PHC. She was an implementation research facilitator of WHO/TDR, in Ghana, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Her passion is PHC and conducted research in the area.

Louisa Syrett

Louisa Syrett

Louisa has brought more than fifteen years’ experience in senior roles to The Foundation, including six years at the British Council, where she founded the global innovation challenge #ideaschangelives and empowered colleagues to create strategic partnerships with other organisations where the British Council could extend its impact, reach and be more innovative. Louisa also spent three years at Save the Children, where she led income growth of 926% through a range of new partnerships that focussed on supporting the newly launched UK poverty portfolio.

Louisa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and History) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Arts (Cyberculture and the Law) from Macquarie University, she is a member of the BOND SDG Steering Committee, Vice Chair for Sutton Vision, a small sight-loss charity in the London borough of Sutton and Vice Chair for the John and Joan Corfield Charitable Trust, a small charity dedicated to supporting young people in Streatham.

Associate Professor Marcus Ang

Associate Professor Marcus Ang

Associate ProfessorMarcus Ang is an academic clinician with a special interest in Myopia, Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles in these fields, most recently on the use of AI and technology in the field of Myopia.

He has been recognized with several international awards for his research as well as contributions to prevention of blindness and global ophthalmology.

Raghu Gullapalli

Raghu Gullapalli is the Executive Director of Global Partnerships & Development L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI).

As a passionate trailblazer in EyeCare, I’ve devoted my career to unraveling the enigma of exponential technologies.

Sarah Khor

Sarah Khor

Sarah Khor is the Director, EU Advocacy and Government Affairs Lead at Horizon Therapeutics.

A Global and European advocacy and government affairs expert, Sarah has been leading Horizon’s two departments since the Company’s European commercial launch in July 2021.

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