About Us

A Global Nonprofit Working
To Close The Visual Divide

EYElliance is accelerating equitable access to eyeglasses for 1 billion people to create a world in which all children and adults can obtain high-quality eyeglasses where they live and learn.

We are driven by the solvability of this problem.  Solutions already exist, so we focus on mobilizing the ecosystem to deploy these proven solutions at scale. We take pride in our role as a systems orchestrator because we know it is a high-leverage, high-impact and cost-effective approach.


Liz Smith

Co-founder & CEO

Jordan Kassalow


Maggie Savage Dawson

Chief Operating Officer

Abigail McDaniel

Senior Technical Advisor

Taylor Hendricks

Associate Director of Innovation

Kimberley Mims

Executive Assistant

Munah Tarpeh

Project Manager

Tapfuma Musewe

Associate Director of Sustainable Finance

Jana Porter

Associate Director of Communications

Mariah Boyle

Associate Director of Grants & Administration

Board of Directors

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Honorary Board Chair
Former president of Liberia (2006-2018), Nobel Peace laureate, and member of the Elders

Jayanth Bhuvaraghan

Sr. Advisor, Coach, Mentor
Former Chief Mission Officer, EssilorLuxottica

Chris Jurgens

Director, Reimagining Capitalism
Omidyar Network

Jordan Kassalow

Co-Founder & Chair, EYElliance
Founder, VisionSpring

Liz Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, EYElliance

Harvey Koh

Former Managing Director at FSG

Alejandro Palacios

Former Director, GAVI & The Global Partnership for Education



Organizations within the ecosystem that are actively engaged in the solution and accelerating equitable access to eyeglasses.


EYElliance partners and collaborates with more than 55 organizations, many of which are pioneering new eyeglasses delivery solutions around the world.


Our partners who make this work possible! We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many values-aligned, passionate donors.


Entrepreneurs establishing and growing private optical businesses that bring affordable eyeglasses to markets that were previously underserved.

José Battistini Salcedo
Hugo Moreno
Isaac Romero
Karin Saéz
América Silva
Geogette Ndabukiye
Brenda Katwesigye Baganzi
Joel Ombewa
Anguyo Dralega
Jérôme Lapaire
Peter Azika
Esther Amegbey

Corporate Partners

Valued corporate partners who support EYElliance as part of their corporate social giving and ask their members and customers to directly support our work.