Our Staff

Ella Gudwin

President

James Naylor

Director of Technology / Product Manager

Nira Jethani

VP, Global Finance and Administration

Chris Calvosa

VP, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Anshu Taneja

Country Director, India

Martin Quinn

Associate, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Sam Brundrett

Manager, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Aminah Yoba

Development Officer

Claire McGuinness

Special Assistant to the Founder and President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reade Fahs, Chairman of the Board

CEO and President,
National Vision, Inc.

J. David Chute

Founder and President,
i2C Ventures, LLC

Charles de Gunzburg

Co-founder,
FdG Associates LLC

Cheryl Greene

Principal,
Cheryl Greene Brand Strategy

Dr. Jordan Kassalow

Founder and Co-Chairman

Jamie Levitt

Partner,
Morrison & Foerster

Cindy Levine

CEO,
Cindy Levine Group

Nancy Rosenzweig

CEO,
Scandinavian Child Inc.

Liz Blake

Retired Senior Vice President,
Habitat for Humanity International

Rahul Saxena

President,
RNS Global, LLC

Brian Trelstad

Partner,
Bridge Community Ventures

Andrea Coravos

Student,
Harvard Business School

Kevin Hassey

Former CEO, VisionSpring

Claire McGuinness

Special Assistant to the Founder and President

Claire McGuinness provides support to VisionSpring’s leadership staff, and serves as a member of the organization’s fundraising team. Claire’s previous experience includes intern positions with the Clinton Global Initiative, Obama for America, and Advancing Human Rights. She graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University in 2014 with a BS in International Relations, with minors in Economics, French, and Asian Studies.

What excites you most about VisionSpring? 

I love how far reaching the effects of glasses are. With one simple intervention, health, earning and education outcomes improve. Talk about small but mighty!

What’s your first memory wearing glasses?

After my third grade teacher noticed me squinting at the board, she sent me in for an eye exam. I couldn’t believe how clearly I could see afterwards!

What’s your favorite VisionSpring glasses style?

Gun Photochrome

Favorite quote

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Favorite place to travel and why

Most of my extended family lives in Ireland. I usually travel there about once a year to catch up and drink tea!

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