ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 4, 2021 — Eversight has announced that two new members have been named to three-year terms on its Board of Directors.
Joining the board are Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and Lorenzo Cervantes, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery at Connecticut Eye Specialists.
Cunningham is a board-certified emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Among her many roles, she is the co-principal investigator for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines project and serves on the Ohio Medical Coordination Plan Committee and Pediatric Disaster Coalition. Named the 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine's James Keaney Leadership Award, Cunningham completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, the Women and Power, and the Advanced Crisis Leadership programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. She also completed the Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Cervantes, who also serves as a medical director on Eversight’s Medical Advisory Committee, is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the New England Ophthalmological Society, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, the Paton Society, and the Eye Bank Association of America. Cervantes regularly teaches other surgeons advanced techniques in corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. He has authored several textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.
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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