ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2023 — Eversight, a leading global nonprofit eye bank with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, today announced three new members have been appointed to its Board of Directors for three-year terms effective Jan. 1, 2023. These business leaders hail from the Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago metropolitan regions and boast decades of experience in advancement, finance, marketing and more.
Sandra E. Fletcher serves as Senior Associate Director of Corporate Philanthropy at the United Way of Greater Cleveland. She is responsible for strategically identifying, cultivating and strengthening relationships with organizations and employee-donors to increase corporate, employee and in-kind revenue. Fletcher brings to the board over a decade of advancement experience across the academic and social justice sectors, including serving in a leadership role with the YWCA Greater Cleveland and its Women’s Leadership Institute and Racial Justice programs. She holds an MBA in finance from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Baldwin Wallace College. Fletcher has served on Eversight board committees since 2018.
Joe Radtka serves as Vice President Enterprise Finance and Chief Risk Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and has over two decades’ experience in financial management and accounting. He brings to the board professional expertise in enterprise financial reporting and capital planning; corporate administration financial management; enterprise risk management; and mergers and acquisitions. Radtka holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s in accounting from Eastern Michigan University. He is a long-time supporter of Eversight and served on the organization’s Michigan Advisory Board 2020-2022.
Peter Wroblewski serves as Vice Chairman of The Mx Group, an independent, integrated B2B marketing agency headquartered in Chicago that provides strategic, creative and digital services to business marketers globally. After growing The Mx Group for three decades, Wroblewski stepped away from business operations in 2022 to become an active board member focused on acquisitions, global partnerships and mentoring leaders within the company. He holds a degree in business administration and finance from Illinois State University. In 1975, Wroblewski was diagnosed with keratoconus—a common cause of corneal blindness in which the cornea progressively thins and steepens into a cone shape—and received two sight-restoring bilateral corneal transplants in 1984 and 2010. He became an ambassador for the eye bank and served as a board member of the Illinois Eye Bank before it became part of the Eversight network. Wroblewski brings to the board both proven business acumen and his unique experience as a cornea transplant recipient.
“The breadth and depth of Sandra, Joe and Peter’s experience will further strengthen our governing board so that we can continue to make Eversight better every day,” said Diane Hollingsworth, President/CEO, Eversight. “We are grateful for their time and dedication to our mission, and are confident their diverse expertise will provide invaluable counsel as we work together to make vision a reality for more people worldwide.”
Serving in leadership positions on the 2023 Board of Directors for a consecutive year are Patty Jo Herndon, chair; Katheryne L. Zelenock, vice chair; Danielle E. D’Arcy, treasurer; and Mahmoud N. Ghazzi, MD, PhD, secretary. Visit eversightvision.org/leadership for more information about the Eversight leadership team and Board of Directors.
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.