THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
As advocates and ambassadors, the Leadership Council comprises mid-career professionals who promote The Eye-Bank’s mission through outreach and fundraising efforts aimed at increasing awareness of the need for and benefits of eye donation.
Send queries about joining the Leadership Council to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan Sheinfeld, Chair
Mr. Sheinfeld is currently an Analyst with RVX Asset Management, an emerging-market focused hedge fund. He has had a close personal connection to The Eye-Bank since 1998, when he became a living eye donor as a young boy following an accidental injury to his eye. Subsequently, he served as a member of The Eye-Bank’s Young Ambassador Program and following that has continued to be a strong advocate for eye, organ and tissue donation. He received his BA in Economics from Boston University and recently earned his MBA from the University of Miami.
Patrick Corbett, Secretary
Mr. Corbett is the VP of Product at Icon Technology Studio. Previously he has worked in the music industry as a performer, holding positions at major labels EMI and Universal, and in artist management at the independent label Yebo Music. Additionally, he has experience in entrepreneurship through his own digital agency Pogli Media, has worked in finance at Lehman Brothers and in restaurant management through ZMoore Restaurant Group. Mr. Corbett is engaged in various NYC community initiatives and programs, including the Young People's Chorus of NYC. He has been a member of The Eye-Bank’s Leadership Council since 2018.
Jessica M. Abanilla
Ms. Abanilla is a financial investigator at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Previously, she worked for the NYS Attorney General’s Office, where she investigated auto insurance fraud and money laundering. Ms. Abanilla holds a Business Management degree from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila and a Forensic Accounting degree from New York University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Dr. Patricia K. Abanilla’s Organization for Pinoy Children’s Mental Health, an organization named for her late sister, who was also an eye donor. Ms. Abanilla’s story was featured in The Eye-Bank’s “Eye Am So Proud” awareness campaign and her donor family story can be viewed at www.eyedonation.org/videos
Ms. Francis-McLeish is the Administrative Manager for the office of the District Executive at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Prior to taking this role, she served as a United States District Court Case Manager to Chief Judge Margo K. Brodie and Senior District Judge I. Leo Glasser. She received her MPA, specializing in Management and Public Policy from New York University. She also holds an MS in Human Resource Management from New York University. Ms. Francis-McLeish’s expertise is in Financial Management and Court Administration. She has been a member of The Eye-Bank’s Leadership Council since 2010.
Ms. Ingebretsen serves as Success Academy Charter Schools’ Head of Digital Fundraising and Donor Communications. Specializing in marketing and communications, she has devoted her career to supporting the New York non-profit community. Her previous affiliations include Food Bank For New York City, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and charity: water, as well as consulting for several international startups. Ms. Ingebretsen received a Master’s in International Affairs and Economics from The New School.
Ms. Madison is a Senior Director in Corporate Communications at FTI Consulting, focusing on internal communications as well as Human Capital and Corporate Citizenship driven initiatives. She received her BA in Media Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. In addition to The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration, Ms. Madison has served on the national advisory council of the A Better Chance, Inc. and as a board member of Imani House, both local NYC nonprofit organizations. She is also a passionate volunteer with several charities and causes across New York City.
Ms. Newman is a litigation and trial associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Additionally, she maintains an active pro bono practice focused on re-sentencing claims for clients who were incarcerated as juveniles, as well as providing counsel to victims of domestic violence. While attending law school, she served as an acquisitions editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and a bench editor of the Moot Court Board. Ms. Newman is also a grateful cornea transplant recipient and shared her story with The Eye-Bank as part of the testimonial series, www.eyedonation.org/videos
Ms. Pandit is the Head of Digital and Insights for the Health & Life Sciences (HLS) vertical at ATCS (Advanced Technology Consulting Service), a global consulting firm that focuses on providing digital and analytic solutions to Fortune 500 clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, finance, and automotive industries. With nearly a decade of experience building a bridge between technology and business, she currently focuses on digital insights, marketing, and operations within the HLS space. Ms. Pandit has a BA in Biology from Rutgers University and is currently an Executive MBA candidate at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Mrs. Quinones is the founder of Quinones Corporation, which includes ARTISANS OF IQ, a woman-led accessory brand focused on sustainability, social impact, and preserving the ancient handmade techniques of indigenous artisans in Southeast Asia. She was previously a Senior Buyer and Business Development Director at Bounty Corporation and an Event and Public Relations Director with Hong Kong-based fashion designer Vivienne Tam. Mrs. Quinones is a graduate of Berkeley College and has personal experience with both donation and transplantation. Her father was a heart transplant recipient and became an eye donor when he passed away years later. She was featured in The Eye-Bank’s “Eye am So Proud” campaign and her story is at www.eyedonation.org/videos
Mr. Ruiz is a criminal investigator with New York's Westchester County Police Department, where he specializes in violent crimes, special victims, and fatal auto accidents. He is a veteran of the United States Army and volunteers his time to charitable causes throughout New York. Mr. Ruiz is both a donor family member and a recipient family member and has been an Eye-Bank supporter and advocate of eye, organ and tissue donation since 2003. His father-in-law received a heart transplant and became an eye donor upon his passing years later.
Jorawer Singh, MD, MS
Dr. Singh is a Cornea and Refractive Surgeon and an affiliated partner at NYU Langone and Bellevue Medical Center. He has a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Neuroscience from New York University. Dr. Singh received his M.D. from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY. He completed his surgical residency at George Washington University and completed a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has been an active member of The Eye-Bank’s Leadership Council since 2019.