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Katherine G. Overbey (K-T)

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

K-T joined OneSight as the President and Executive Director in 2018. In her tenure to date, she has focused on ensuring operational excellence in the current programming areas while also enabling future scale through the development of strategic partnerships. To do this, she has drawn on her previous experiences in both public health and corporate positions. Prior to OneSight, K-T served as the Assistant Vice President of Program Development and Innovation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, while also serving as Executive Director of the Learning Network program there. She also previously spent 15 years as a marketing leader at Procter & Gamble.

Outside of work, K-T is committed to efforts to reduce the stigma of mental health through her efforts with the 1N5 organization. She has also served on the local branch board of the ME Lyons YMCA and held leadership positions with the Anderson Barracudas swim team and various local school-based activities. She holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated from Princeton University.

Laurie Gerversman

CFO & Treasurer

is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of OneSight. Laurie graduated with a BBA in Accounting from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati and began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. After seven years at Arthur Andersen, Laurie joined Deloitte & Touche where she served as the Audit Manager on the Luxottica Retail North America account. Drawn to the cause that OneSight supports and the integrity of Luxottica management, Laurie joined Luxottica in 2006 where she spent nine years in various Accounting and Finance leadership roles within Luxottica, most recently as Sr. Director of Finance for Sears Optical before joining OneSight in 2015.

Shawnta Buckner

Senior Director, Global Marketing & Engagement

Shawnta joined OneSight in 2015 as Head of Global Marketing and Engagement. Since taking on this role, she has led the strategic direction and growth of OneSight as a global brand, building awareness about the lack of access to vision care and generating global engagement with the cause. . Prior to joining OneSight, Shawnta spent three years living in Vietnam and India, consulting with global nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Shawnta worked with Luxottica Retail for six years, serving as Brand Director for LensCrafters. She has held previous marketing roles at Wendy’s International and National City Bank. Further, Shawnta has worked to build awareness of the impact of modern-day slavery with the Unbound Fair Trade Event, empower women who have been rescued from sex slavery in India and raise funds to give every baby a fair chance for a healthy full term birth with the March of Dimes. Shawnta has been recognized as a YMCA Black Achiever and ADCOLOR Award Nominee. She holds a BBA from the Carl H. Linder College of Business at University of Cincinnati.

Michael “Mike” Smith

Senior Director, Global Shared Services

Mike joined OneSight as the Senior Director of Operations in 2015. Since taking on this role, he has built a lean global supply chain for supplying low cost eyewear for charitable clinics and sustainable vision centers–including the implementation of three government-owned manufacturing labs in Africa, revamping OneSight’s frame and lens strategy and establishing a groundbreaking integrated real-time global clinic operations IT platform. Previously, he served as Associate Vice President at Luxottica Optical Manufacturing for 11 years, where he pioneered the role of brand liaison for all Luxottica optical brands and led Strategy and Project Management Office functions. Prior to Luxottica Optical Manufacturing, Mike served as Associate Vice President at LensCrafters for 11 years, where he was responsible for overall quality, manufacturing and safety, as well as acquisition assimilation. Mike joined LensCrafters from The Cumberland Group, a consulting firm which he and a small team founded to deliver quality and productivity improvement products to NASA and major contractors in aerospace and defense. Further, Mike has served on the board of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society and remains active as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor and event supervisor for the annual Science Olympiad competition. He holds an MBA in Finance from Xavier University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

Dennis Norris

Senior Director, Global Programming

Dennis joined OneSight as the Senior Director of Global Programming in 2018. He previously served as Chief of Party and Senior Advisor for Central Asia Development Group and the United Nations (UN), where he supervised major redevelopment efforts from the UN, World Bank, USAID, AusAID, CIDA and the U.S. Military. He founded an air freight/passenger company in Bamako, Mali servicing UN military camp construction in the southern Sahara Desert. Prior to the UN, Dennis was Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Indiana Chapter) and the Walther Cancer Foundation. Dennis’ initial career began as a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat captain and San Francisco police officer and later switched to nonprofit and grant-supported program management. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he served on the Alumni Leadership Scholarship Committee and teaches a class for US government employees. Additionally, Dennis is a national trainer and author of Get a Grant? Yes, You Can! He regularly writes on the topics of grant-supported program management and resource development.

Tracey Drzich

Senior Director, Global Development

joined OneSight as the Senior Director of Global Development in 2019 and she oversees the global fundraising and stewardship strategies for the development team. Previously, she served as an Area Executive Director at the American Diabetes Association where she led the overall fiscal management, strategic planning and event/programming execution for Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. Prior to the American Diabetes Association, Tracey served as the Indiana Executive Director for March of Dimes. Tracey has spent her entire career in the nonprofit industry. After college, she joined the American Cancer Society, where she learned much about best practices in fundraising, volunteer development and mission delivery. Leveraging her skills in donor cultivation and relationship management, Tracey has brought new and creative funding opportunities to the organizations she has served. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
Further, Tracey is passionate about supporting her local community and volunteers her time working in community gardens and mentoring at-risk youth.

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