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RestoringVision Completes Leadership Team with Addition of Vice President of People

Expands and strengthens Program Department to include monitoring, evaluation, and learning

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(PRESS RELEASE) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – RestoringVision has expanded and completed the formation of its Leadership Team with the addition of Fredric Lomangino, new Vice President of People, along with other vital roles added at a time of critical growth and global expansion of the organization’s team, programs, and impact.

Fredric succeeds Juliane Horton, who served as interim Chief People Officer throughout 2023 to help strengthen the RestoringVision Leadership Team and position the organization to scale its work over the next three years and beyond, as RestoringVision provides vision services and eyeglasses for people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Juliane had previously served as Director, Head of Human Resources at Shutterstock (NYSE:SSTK) where she was a member of the executive team that transformed the small private technology company into a public market leader and took the company from $60 million in revenues to $300 million, through an IPO and from a $300 million valuation to nearly $3 billion.

Fredric now leads RestoringVision’s People function and is responsible for human resources, talent acquisition, and culture strategy as a member of the leadership team. Fredric has successfully held positions at several other nonprofits, including the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the global association for the attractions industry, where he led the Global HR function and helped the association double in size and expand rapidly across the globe. Prior to that, Fredric was the Director of Human Resources at ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, where he supported the organization’s mission of ensuring songwriters and composers across the US were paid fairly for the public performances of their works. Fredric holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

The People function at RestoringVision also has been strengthened by the addition of Melissa Galloway to the position of Senior Manager of People Operations. Melissa joined RestoringVision in October 2023 supporting the daily operations of human resources, including payroll, benefits administration, compliance, employee relations and more. She has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and office management, bringing solid experience to a growing RestoringVision team. Melissa received her B.S. and master’s degree at Towson State University. Her master’s degree is in Human Resources Administration.

RestoringVision’s Global Programs and Impact department has also grown and has been strengthened with the addition of Jacob Gomez, MPH as its first-ever Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence, and Learning. Jacob joins RestoringVision with experience at prestigious institutions and organizations, including Global Health Corps, Partners in Health (PIH), and Road Runners, to lead monitoring and evaluation. The addition of this new role demonstrates RestorinVision’s commitment to program quality, impact, transparency, and data-driven decision-making. Jacob will lead RestoringVision’s work to generate and utilize evidence for advancing knowledge and practice in solving the global vision crisis. Jacob has a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington.

RestoringVision is a global nonprofit dedicated to ending the global vision crisis. The organization is committed to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses, particularly for individuals living on less than $2 a day. One billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed, 81% of which could be corrected with a simple pair of reading glasses. We work to solve this global crisis by partnering with our unparalleled network of more than 3,000 NGOs and government partners to provide life-changing vision screenings and eyeglasses to millions of people who could not access them otherwise. RestoringVision has reached more than 25 million people in 147 countries since 2003. For more information, visit restoringvision.org.

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