we are on a mission...

to eliminate the burden of preventable blindness.

we are on a mission...

to eliminate the burden of preventable blindness.

Who We Are

WE PROVIDE ESSENTIAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE EYE CARE AND SURGERY AROUND THE WORLD

We bring medical volunteers and partners together to care for the people who need it most. Our teams work side-by-side with local doctors and clinics to improve access to high-quality eye care and surgery. Together, we break the cycle of hardship that visual impairment causes, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Nearly 90% of the world’s blind population live in areas without access to high-quality eye care.

Host doctors in underserved locations around the world invite SEE ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals to work side-by-side in providing sight-restoring surgeries and preventative eye screenings to patients in their communities.

Host doctors in underserved locations around the world invite SEE ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals to work side-by-side in providing sight-restoring surgeries and preventative eye screenings to patients in their communities. In a routine five-day program, SEE doctors can treat hundreds of patients in need of eye care. Cost-effective procedures, including manual small incision cataract surgery, help restore sight for an individual for as little as $25 — which we provide to all patients free of cost.

In a routine five-day program, SEE doctors can treat hundreds of patients in need of eye care.

Cost-effective procedures, including manual small incision cataract surgery, help restore sight for an individual for as little as $25 — which we provide to all patients free of cost.

Our network of over 650 medical volunteers is dedicated to establishing more sustainable eye care systems around the world.

Every SEE program clinic includes skills-exchange opportunities, where traveling doctors, host doctors, and other eye care professionals in the area share their education and skills with one another to encourage the development of sustainable eye care systems everywhere.

Every SEE program clinic includes skills-exchange opportunities, where traveling doctors, host doctors, and other eye care professionals in the area share their education and skills with one another to encourage the development of sustainable eye care systems everywhere. Individuals who regain their sight also regain their livelihood. With their sight restored, they can return to school or work, and live independently without relying on their families for constant care. Accessible, high-quality eye care can break the cycle of hardship brought upon by preventable blindness, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Individuals who regain their sight also regain their livelihood.

With their sight restored, they can return to school or work, and live independently without relying on their families for constant care. Accessible, high-quality eye care can break the cycle of hardship brought upon by preventable blindness, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Our Team

SEE International is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, where our 30-person team manages the logistics and operations for hundreds of clinics and educational opportunities around the globe every year. We’re equally proud of our world-class board of directors and network of over 650 volunteer medical professionals, who are passionate about delivering transformative eye-care to individuals in need.

SEE International is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, where our 30-person team manages the logistics and operations for hundreds of clinics and educational opportunities around the globe every year.

Board of Directors

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Scott W. Groff

Chairman of the Board

Scott Groff is the president of Repeated Signal Solutions Inc. in Santa Barbara, where he oversees business issues including marketing, accounting, and corporate affairs.

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Howard R. Hudson, CPA

Treasurer & Secretary

With more than 35 years of experience in the areas of auditing, accounting and business consulting, Howard Hudson is the Principal of Howard Hudson CPA & Company.

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Jeffrey Levenson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

As SEE’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Levenson is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the medical director of Levenson Eye Associates in Jacksonville, Florida.

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W. Wright Watling

Assistant Secretary

As a California real estate veteran and head of Watling Real Estate, Wright Watling has 35 years of experience in commercial brokerage, development, and investing.

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Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.

Director

As an arbitrator, mediator, judge pro tem and special master/discovery referee, Ken Gack is a frequently requested lecturer that’s been recognized as ADR Northern California Super Lawyer.

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Randall Goodman, MD

Director

Randall Goodman is a board-certified ophthalmologist who frequently volunteers with SEE in Vanua Levu, Fiji, where he holds sight-restoring clinics that provide care to those in need.

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Joseph K. Hopkins

Director

Joseph Hopkins is a thought leader in AI, blockchain, authentication, quantum and data security technologies, and leads an innovative technology advisory and IP valuation services firm.

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Brian Kelly

Director

As an active SEE board member for over 13 years, Brian Kelly has many years of experience as a computer scientist, technology consultant, aviation consultant and vintner.

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Michael J. Paveloff, MD, FACS

Director

As a board-certified ophthalmologist and leading innovator in cataract surgery, Michael Paveloff was the first surgeon in Santa Barbara to implant the ReSTOR multifocal lens.

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Dante J. Pieramici, MD

Director

As an esteemed ophthalmologist, Dr. Pieramici has published a substantial amount of research in the field in addition to being recognized for his many achievements via numerous awards.

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George Rudenauer

Director

Having previously studied marketing at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania, George Rudenauer is a leader in the fields of luxury marketing and digital communications.

Trustee Emeritus

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George B. Primbs, MD, FACS

Trustee Emeritus

As a key figure in shaping SEE International since its birth in 1974, Dr. Primbs is an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.

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John I. Crowder,
MD

TRUSTEE EMERITUS

A graduate of Stanford Medical School, Dr. Crowder is an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, retinal surgery, oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma, and diseases of the eye.

Staff

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Bill Musick

Interim Chief Executive Officer

With expertise in strategy, compliance, and board development, Bill Musick works with chief executives and boards of directors to achieve new levels of effectiveness in the governance of hospice organizations.

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Rachel Tennant

Chief Development Officer

SEE’s Chief Development Officer Rachel has extensive experience in financial and managerial development, and manages all SEE’s fundraising, marketing and communications efforts.

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Arianna Castellanos

Vice President of Programs

As SEE’s Vice President of Programs, Arianna brings experience from working at CenCal Health, a non-profit community-based health care organization, and Allergan Medical’s compliance department.

Alexandria Fisher

Alexandria Fisher

Sr. Manager of Development & Communications

I am passionate about SEE’s mission because I believe everyone should have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them.

Caitlin Jonov

Caitlin Jonov

Education Manager

I believe that restoring sight is one of the most cost effective ways of reducing poverty, and I am proud of SEE International’s mission and dedication to establishing more sustainable eye care systems around the world.

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Lia Giglio

Director of International Programs

I’m passionate about SEE’s sustainable approach to providing access to eye care, and I’m proud to be part of an organization that has both a robust local presence and a broad global reach.

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Anisha Verdialez

Director of SBVC

I am passionate about SEE’s mission because we are united behind a singular purpose of improving the eye health of the underserved population that faces many challenges. 

Marvin Lazum, Director of Warehouse Operations

Marvin Luzum

Director of Warehouse operations

My time with SEE affords me the opportunity to be of service to people in situations that most of us can’t even imagine when it comes to day-to-day struggle for survival.

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Alison Cuevas

Marketing & Communications Specialist

I’m so grateful to be part of the inspiring work at SEE! I have the privilege of interacting regularly with our supporters and the patients we serve which makes every workday worth it.

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Kyle Mayl

Corporate relationship Coordinator

I'm passionate about SEE's mission because we help ensure that healthy vision is not a privilege. I want everyone to know the joy of seeing a sunset or gazing upon a loved one's face.

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Rose Dreisbach

Graphic Designer

I am passionate about the work we do at SEE because restoring sight transforms lives holistically by allowing people to live full lives, work, care of their families and follow their dreams.

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Scott Glass

Senior International Programs Specialist

I am honored to be able to work at SEE and help in supporting our International Programs, volunteer ophthalmologist and medical team bring sight to those who otherwise would not have access.

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Paolena Comouche

Content Writer

Being a part of SEE International allows me to work with a wonderful team that’s joined in the same mission of making a difference in the lives of those in need. I find it both inspiring and fulfilling to do my part in taking action against preventable blindness and visual impairments.  

Alexis Baranoff

Alexis Baranoff

Warehouse Manager of Shipping and Receiving

I have been with SEE for 5 years - Helping people brings me happiness.

Partners in Sight

We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors and partner organizations for their support through in-kind medical donations, cash grants, resources, and collaboration.
Together, we transform thousands of lives every year.

We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors and partner organizations for their support through in-kind medical donations, cash grants, resources, and collaboration.


Together, we transform thousands of lives every year.

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Financials

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Thanks to SEE International’s dedicated volunteer doctors and generous medical supply donors, 72% of each dollar donated to SEE goes to programs that will brighten the futures of patients, families, and communities around the world.

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gift of sight

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SEE has a variety of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available.

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the gift of sight