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Dr. Jacqueline Herd Joins Prevent Blindness Board of Directors

The vote was held at the group’s spring board meeting.




Dr. Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO, IL — Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief clinical officer at Odyssey Clinical Leadership Consulting, LLC, has been named to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors. The vote was held at the 2022 Prevent Blindness Spring Board Meeting.

At Odyssey Clinical Leadership Consulting, Dr. Herd is in charge of Leadership Development, and Nursing Finance. Prior to joining Odyssey Clinical Leadership Consulting, Dr. Herd was the executive vice president/chief nursing officer at Grady Health System where she directed patient care and implemented a variety of programs in areas including the Critical Care, Medical Surgical/Oncology, Women’s Services, Nursing Quality and Education. Before that, she was the vice president of nursing/chief nursing officer at Midtown Medical Center, and the chief nurse officer/chief nurse executive at Atlanta Medical Center.

Dr. Herd earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Walden University, Md., Master of Science in Nursing at California State University, Carson, Calif., Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, at California State University, Carson, Calif, and Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Compton Community College, Compton, Calif.

Dr. Herd currently is on the Board of Directors for the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, Region 4. She is on the Advisory Board for Georgia State Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, and is a member of The Beryl Institute Nurse Executive Council.

“Prevent Blindness has a long and accomplished history working collaboratively with nurses to protect healthy vision and save sight,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We welcome Dr. Jacqueline Herd to our Board of Directors to continue that important legacy.”


For a full listing of members of the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors, visit here. For more information about Prevent Blindness or general eye health information, visit


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