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National & Local Partnerships

Purpose of Team:

To facilitate the link between state health departments and national and local vision partners in order to advance collaborative vision activities.

The National and Local Partnership Team will pursue its mission by:

  • Recruiting new vision partners to advance public health strategies;
  • Informing vision partners and state health departments about each other in order to foster opportunities for collaboration; and
  • Raising awareness about the work group and about vision health to local and national audiences


Team Roster:

Team Chair: Cheryl Metheny, Illinois Department of Human Services
Bonnie Bradley, Arkansas Department of Health
Andrea Densham, Prevent Blindness America
Susan Egbert, VSP Vision Care
Kelly Hipp, American Optometric Association
Rebecca Hyder, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Kim Kelly, New York State
Betty Lucas, EyeCare America
Cheryl Metheny, Illinois Department of Human Services
Sana Savadatti, Prevent Blindness Tri-state
Al Schubert, VSP Vision Care
Jeff Todd, Prevent Blindness America
Eric Weiskopf, New York State Department of Health (VEHC Chair)
Sherry Williams, Prevent Blindness Ohio