The World Sight Team
Dr. Ali Haider is an eye surgeon specializing in cornea, anterior segment and external disease. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Louisville; Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Global Health, Michigan State University, and Medical Director of the Kentucky Lions Eye Bank. Dr. Haider has also established successful eye projects in developing nations, hiring and managing local eye surgeon who perform service in keeping with the goal of World Sight.
Graham B. Cooke is one of the original developers of World Sight Inc. While spending twenty-five years of his working life as a co-owner of a small chain of large bookstores, Graham continued to have a hunger to improve the lives of those living in developing nations. His passion only increased as he spent several months working with Congolese refugees in Zambia. Graham, who recently observed the eye surgeon at work in northern Ghana and met with the head of an eye clinic in Madagascar, practiced law early in his career and was also the assistant director of a major library system after he and his partners successfully completed the sale of their bookstores in 2003.
Dr. Arwa Alsamarae is resident physician currently pursuing training in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital. She is passionate about patient-centered care and global health opportunities, particularly those that focus on creating positive change in a sustainable fashion. Prior to her involvement with World Sight, Dr. Alsamarae's first exposure to global health took place in Damascus, Syria where she worked on implementing a preventative medicine program for Iraqi refugees sponsored by the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Dr. Sura Hassan joined the World Sight team after being moved by its mission to restore sight around the world. She is currently a practicing optometrist in San Jose, California and was the former Director of Optometry at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. She finds sight to be the most cherished of all the fives senses and is driven to help restore sight to those who would otherwise be left in the dark.
World Sight Advisory Board
Dick Wilson is a successful investment broker and influential philanthropist in the Louisville community and beyond. Wilson's extensive networking, communication, media and logic are a skill-set that makes him a great fit to make World Sight grow.