Combat Blindness International Welcomes Reena Chandra Rajpal as Executive Director
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For Immediate Release April 9, 2019:
Madison, WI– Combat Blindness International is excited to announce that Reena Chandra Rajpal, MPH, will assume the role of Executive Director starting in April. Reena currently serves as the President of CBI’s Board of Directors. She will continue this role as she assumes the Executive Director role. Reena was the Director of Development for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
Prior to this, she was the Director of Development at Combat Blindness International for 6 years and joined the CBI Board of Directors in 2013. Reena brings with her 18 years of experience in strategic planning, development, grant making, and management for nonprofit organizations, higher education, and international NGOs.
Reena is excited to help continue CBI’s legacy of alleviating preventable blindness and serving those less fortunate, saying, “Combat Blindness International has been in my heart and soul since I was a little girl. CBI’s ability to help so many people around the world for so little is incredible. For $25, you can give someone their whole world back. That, to me, is impact, and I’m proud to be a part of this organization.”
Combat Blindness International (CBI) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to eliminating preventable blindness worldwide by providing sustainalbe, equitable solutions for sight through partnerships and innovation. Since it was founded in 1984 by Dr. Suresh Chandra, CBI has supported projects in 15 countries on 4 continents. CBI is a council member of Vision 2020: Right to Sight – a global joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).