Who Leads The Eye-Bank?
The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its on-site ocular tissue laboratory (24-hour/7days) is subject to regulations set by the New York State Health Department and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also meets the highest accreditation standards established by the Eye Bank Association of America.
The administration of The Eye-Bank is headed by an Executive Director who reports to a voluntary Board of Directors, comprised of persons other than practicing physicians and surgeons. In 1980, a separate and voluntary Medical Advisory Board was established to provide oversight of medical standards as they pertain to The Eye-Bank’s laboratory.
The Board of Directors consists of the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as several regular members. There are no term limits for members of the Board and officers are elected on an annual basis. The Board is comprised of an executive committee; a finance/audit committee; a nominating committee and ad hoc committees.
The Eye-Bank welcomes qualified candidates who are leaders in their field and interested in engaging in our sight restoring mission to contact us about joining our Board of Directors. To learn more about this dynamic role and its responsibilities and benefits contact Karen Bardavid, Development Director at Kbardavid@ebsr.org
Learn more about the Responsibilities and Benefits of joining the Board of Directors.
The Medical Advisory Board advises and consults with the Medical Director and the Board of Directors concerning the technical and medical problems of the laboratory and any research project conducted by The Eye-Bank. Members of The Eye-Bank’s Medical Advisory Board are elected to a three-year term.
The Eye-Bank’s Medical Director oversees and provides advice on all medical aspects of The Eye-Bank’s laboratory operations, including the medical policies and procedures, oversight of technical staff and the quality assurance program.
The Eye-Bank Leadership Council (formerly called the Junior Council) members serve as community ambassadors by advocating for our sight-saving mission and encouraging New Yorkers to sign up to become donors in the New York State Donate Life Donor Registry. Members are appointed by The Eye-Bank’s Executive Director. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.