The Himalayan Cataract Project has announced that it has appointed Katherine G. Overbey as the new CEO.
Overbey takes office on October 4, according to the Waterbury-based nonprofit which works to cure preventable blindness, provide high-quality eye care and cultivate local, sustainable eye care systems in more from 20 underserved countries around the world. .
“We are delighted to welcome KT to the Himalayan Cataract Project. We are confident that she will guide HCP through our next phase of innovation in global eye care through her diligence, integrity and visionary leadership,” said said Dr. Geoff Tabin, co-founder and president of the company.
After serving as President and Executive Director of OneSight for four years, Overbey is uniquely qualified to take on this role having led a global team in providing comprehensive eye exams and eyewear to underserved communities around the world. During his tenure, OneSight expanded its vision centers from 85 to 219, providing lifelong access to vision care for an additional 31 million people, according to HCP.
Overbey said she looks forward to continuing her work at the Himalayan Cataract Project. “I am truly honored and thrilled to join the HCP team. I have seen with my own eyes the power of helping people see, and I am passionate about continuing my work towards a world where no one is held back by preventable blindness,” she said. “The impact HCP has already had in the world is impressive, and I look forward to working together to continue making a difference in the lives of others.”
Prior to working at OneSight, Overbey held progressive leadership positions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Procter & Gamble and Bain & Company. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she received her AB with a concentration in international politics. She also holds an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.