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

Nadia Rivera

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

Nadia Rivera

Special Assistant to the Founder and President

Nadia Rivera serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the Founder and President and provides high-level executive support to execute strategic objectives and advance VisionSpring’s mission to create access to affordable eyewear, everywhere.

Prior to joining VisionSpring, Nadia worked in the nonprofit and private sectors for over 15 years, supporting high-level executives with day-to-day operations and projects. She worked to establish best practices, maintain effective business processes, and promote organizational growth. In addition, Nadia also managed workflow, information and communications to monitor progress and drive performance. As a Columbia University graduate, Nadia earned a Master of Science in Information and Digital Resource Management, which has supported her process efficiency responsibilities, enhanced data quality, and improved decision-making.

What excites you most about VisionSpring? 

The idea that providing eyewear has far-reaching socioeconomic impact, to improve employment and educational opportunities for millions of people throughout the world.

Favorite quote

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama

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