New Chair, Members Named to Eversight Board of Directors

Appointments effective Jan. 1, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 7, 2020 — Eversight today announced that two new members and a new chair have been named to its Board of Directors effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Joining the Eversight Board of Directors are Carolyn Welsh, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, NJ Sharing Network, and Mahmoud N. Ghazzi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., an experienced researcher and biopharmaceutical consultant. Both members will serve three-year terms. Former Vice Chair Jarold (Jerry) A. Anderson has been named Chair of the Board and will serve in this position for one year.

Welsh joined NJ Sharing Network, the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving New Jersey, in 1999. In her current role, she develops strategies to enhance organ recovery and placement efforts while overseeing daily clinical operations. Welsh serves on the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Council of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and previously served on the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Based in Pennsylvania, Ghazzi is a biopharmaceutical research and development expert with more than 25 years of experience in drug development and clinical research. He has held senior leadership roles at Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, managing development portfolios, therapeutic strategies and global regulatory submissions.

Anderson is an advisor and board member for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the OPO serving Illinois and northwest Indiana, where he was president and chief executive officer for 25 years. He has held many officer and board positions in the donation and transplantation field, including roles as president of AOPO and officer and board member of UNOS. Anderson joined the Eversight Board of Directors in 2013.

“We congratulate Jerry Anderson and welcome our new board members Carolyn Welsh and Dr. Mahmoud Ghazzi,” said David Bosch, President/CEO of Eversight. “Carolyn brings powerful business insight through her life-giving career and Dr. Ghazzi lends exceptional biopharmaceutical R&D expertise. With our Board of Directors’ valuable counsel, Eversight will continue to thrive in 2020 and beyond as an agile and innovative organization driven to make vision a reality worldwide.”

Also serving in leadership positions on the 2020 Board of Directors are Vice Chair Patty Jo Herndon, Treasurer Gary Babcock and Secretary Katheryne L. Zelenock. Visit eversightvision.org/leadership for more information about the Eversight Board of Directors.

About Eversight

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.

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