Sight For All’s team is made up of a passionate Board of Directors, tireless volunteers, dedicated staff, our generous Visionaries and an amazing events team.
Judy Hatswell (Bickmore) joined Sight For All as Executive Officer in January 2014. Judy has held senior management roles that have included fundraising, events management, marketing, promotions and project coordination. Prior to joining Sight For All, Judy was the General Manager for a large disability service provider that worked across South Australia and the Northern Territory. Judy has experience in working with Boards, strategic planning, governance and communications. Judy has a Bachelor of Social Science, Human Services Social Health Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Social Science, Health Counselling from the University of South Australia. She was awarded a King and Amy O'Malley Scholarship for her post graduate study. Judy was a member of the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee during 2017 & 2018. She is a member of the Gleeson College Board and Chair of the Gleeson College Finance Committee. In 2017, Judy completed a Leadership Development Program with the Melbourne Business School.
Since graduating from the University of South Australia, Mena Muecke has spent 20 years practicing as an interior architect in Australia and for a short time in Israel. Mena refocused her energies in 2009 to join her husband Dr James Muecke in championing blindness prevention in Australia and the developing world with Sight For All. In her voluntary role as Events Director, Mena has created several iconic and unique events including Sculpture For Sight, Posters For Sight, Films For Sight and The Very Slow Long Lunch. In the six years since commencing this new role, Mena has helped raised more than $1 million for much-needed ophthalmic training and equipment. Mena also plays a vital role in the marketing and publicity of Sight For All and is a co-founder of the Vision 1000 social impact initiative.
Cesar Carrillo graduated from Colombian School of Medicine in 1996 and completed ophthalmology speciality training in 2005. After working as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Bogota, he moved to Adelaide to undertake a Masters of Health and International Development. During the Masters he focused his studies on Australian Aboriginal eye health and Public Health Ophthalmology in developing countries. Cesar has special interests in ophthalmology education, international development and Aboriginal eye health. He joined Sight For All in 2014, as the organisation’s first Ophthalmic Public Health Fellow.
Leanne Harms joined the Sight For All team in June 2014 as the Finance/Office Co-ordinator. Leanne has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years in both small business and the corporate sector. She has an eye for detail and a compassionate attitude and is keen to work towards our goals and objectives. Leanne is a Member in Employment of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
Heidi Williamson joined the Sight For All team in July 2018 as Events Coordinator. Over the last 15 years Heidi has fine tuned her experience managing a variety of events across a broad spectrum of industries to develop a strong passion, an eye for detail and a sense of fun for logistically managing all aspects of events.
Dr Ye Win joined the Sight For All team in September 2017 as Project Officer (Myanmar). Ye has worked in public health field for 8 years in Myanmar. He is working closely with Yangon Eye Hospital and Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports to ensure Sight For All Project activities are successful. He is also a member of Myanmar Medical Association.
Mr. Sith Sam Ath (Sam Ath) holds a Bachelor in Anthropology, Khmer Arts Literature with post-graduate training in public health and Certification of Leadership Development. He has over 25 years’ experience in development programming, strategy and research, management and leadership, and social research methodology training; primarily in Cambodia and Lao PDR. Sam Ath joined Sight For All in November 2018 as the first Country Officer for Cambodia. Prior to this, Sam Ath held positions including Senior Program Coordinator on eye health in Lao PDR and Country Manager for the Fred Hollows Foundation in Cambodia, a role he held for 16 years. In recognition of his work, Sam Ath has received a Development Medal from the Prime Minister and King of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Vincent Ross, a journalist for more than 40 years working in public relations, publishing and digital media, has volunteered his editing and writing skills to help promote Sight For All. A keen travel writer and photographer, time spent travelling in Asia made him acutely aware of the disparity in health services in low income countries, particularly among the marginalised and poor in rural and poorly serviced communities.
Helping to further the cause of Sight For All is his own small contribution to “paying it forward” in our wonderfully diverse world with its rich tapestry of peoples, cultures and landscapes which he has been privileged to photograph, experience and write about with the invaluable aid of fully functional eyesight.
Banjo Patterson wrote of the roving stockman, Clancy of the overflow, in the classic Australian poem of the same name:
“He sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars.”
Vision is beyond price and, like freedom, is an experience to which everybody has a right.
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