December 20, 2010... Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi has joined the Board of Directors of Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
Dr. Quist-Ogunlesi is an optometrist in New York City. Educated in London, she practiced optometry there before moving to New York 23 years ago. She received the necessary credentials to practice in the United States from the SUNY College of Optometry. While studying at SUNY, she participated in an externship/residency program at Lighthouse International, which gave her firsthand knowledge of Lighthouse International’s programs and low vision practice.
According to Roger O. Goldman, Chairman of the Board of Lighthouse International, “We are delighted to have Dr. Quist-Ogunlesi join the Board. Her expertise and commitment to the profession will help us increase our services to meet the growing demand in the coming years.” Dr. Quist-Ogunlesi lives in New York with her husband, Adebayo O. Ogunlesi, and their two sons. Mr. Ogunlesi is a founder, Chairman and Managing Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) -- an independent fund that invests in infrastructure assets worldwide. Dr. Ogunlesi is a trustee of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the New York City Parents In Action.
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit www.lighthouse.org.