Southern Eye Bank Welcomes New Board of Trustees for 2016-2017 Term


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Metairie, LA – Southern Eye Bank has recently elected board members for the 2016-2017 term. Newly elected members to the positions on the Executive Committee are as follows:

New Board President: Mr. Gerard Plauché
New Vice-President: Dr. Peter Kastl
New Secretary: Mr. Charles Seemann, III
New Treasurer: Mr. Robert Mora
Immediate Past President: Mr. Olivier C. Dabezies Co-Medical Director: Dr. Clifford Hendricks, III Co-Medical Director: Dr. Pulin Shah

Mr. Plauche is a financial advisor and the Managing Partner at Delta Financial Advisors. Dr. Kastl is a professor of ophthalmology and an adjunct professor of biochemistry at Tulane. Mr. Seeman is an attorney and a Principal in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Robert Mora is an accountant and the Managing Partner at Pedelahore & Co. LLP. Mr. Dabezies is Senior VP of Commercial Banking at FirstNBC Bank. Dr. Hendricks is an ophthalmologist at the Ambulatory Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana. Dr. Shah is an ophthalmologist and the Medical Director at Ochsner Baptist LASER Vision Center.

“All of our newest board members embody the spirit of community and bring expertise, innovative ideas and energy to the table. We are ecstatic to have them on our team as we continue to strengthen community across Louisiana.” William B. Buras, Sr., Executive Director of Southern Eye Bank.

About Southern Eye Bank

Southern Eye Bank, located in New Orleans, Louisiana is a 501(c) 3, non-profit eye bank that provides eye tissue for transplant, research and education in Louisiana, the United States and throughout the world. Founded in 1947, Southern Eye Bank is the third oldest eye bank in the United States and is a fully accredited charter member of the Eye Bank Association of America. In addition to community service and donor awareness projects, Southern Eye Bank has assisted more than 40,000 people with receiving the Gift of Sight.

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