Seva's Board of Directors
An eclectic mix of health professionals and cultural activists
Vaughan Acton — Secretary
Branding consultant and former Vice President of Brand Management and Web Marketing for Kaiser Permanente, McKesson, and Prudential Healthcare.
Gary P. Barth, MD
Ophthalmologist and eye bank founder, Santa Rosa, CA. Volunteer teacher in cataract and corneal transplant techniques.
Kevin Clougherty, MHA, FACHE
Northern California Director 340B Pharmacy Operations at St. Joseph Health. Prior experience with American Indian Tribes, healthcare, and local/international non-profit organizations. Expertise includes strategy, operations, and finance.
Deborah Galardi — Vice Chair
Principal of Galardi Rothstein Group, an international economics and financial consulting firm specializing in financial planning, tariff design, and capacity building for infrastructure systems.
Social Activist, Clown, Author, Co-Director Camp Winnarainbow.
Gary W. Hahn
Founder of Hahn and Associates, Inc., an environmental consulting firm specializing in environmental site assessment and contaminant hydrogeology.
Award-winning photographer. His photographs share the humanity, dignity, and many rich cultures represented in the developing world. Jon's images have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and many other publications, including Seva's Gifts of Sight catalog.
President of HealthCare Connections,a Boston based Managed Care Consulting Firm. Expertise in marketing, sales, joint ventures, executive coaching and temporary senior executive assignments.
Lisa M. Laird, CFA — Chair of Board
Vice President of Investments and Cash Management, St. Joseph Health System. Experienced in serving community based organizations.
Tomás A. Magaña, MD, MA
Pediatrician with expertise in care of at-risk children/adolescents and culturally sensitive practice. Founder and Director of the FACES for Future Coalition at the Public Health Institute. Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA.
Educator, Author, Chair - Seva Canada Society; Director- Somerset Foundation; Founding ED - Westcoast Sacred Arts Society and Goldie Hawn's Bright Light Foundation.
Doraiswamy Nagarajan, MA, MSc
Honorary Advisor & Visiting Faculty - LAICO/Aravind, Volunteer Resource person in Program and Partner Development for Rural Eyecare in South Asia.
John Plowright, CFA — Treasurer
Vice President of T. Rowe Price; Institutional Client Service, working with endowments, foundations and pension plans.
With over twenty years experience working as an international business strategist and consultant, Sanjay has accomplished large-scale systemic change overcoming language, cultural, and political barriers. He founded SLOWCOLOR, an integrated bottom line textile company that preserves India's rich cultural heritage while driving change for environmental sustainability and social impact. He currently works at IBM as a product management executive. Sanjay holds dual Global Executive MBA degrees from Columbia and London Business Schools and a MS in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University.
Neal H. Shorstein, MD
Ophthalmologist and quality assurance professional with Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, California, researcher in the field of cataract surgery quality and safety and volunteer with Seva, teaching advanced cataract surgery techniques.
Marty Spencer, MD, FRCSC
Ophthalmologist, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Seva Canada board member, volunteer in technology transfer to Seva sight programs.
R.D. Thulasiraj, BSC, MBA
Executive Director of the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), LAICO helps eye-care hospitals around the world build capacity in blindness prevention.
Honorary Lifetime Members:
Jerry G Jones
T Stephen Jones, MD
Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, FACS
Advisory Circle:Kenneth Baum, MD