Our Team

Operation Eyesight’s work is coordinated by a small but dedicated group of experienced professionals. We’re based out of Calgary, AB, Canada, but we have staff and country offices spanning three continents. We’re in constant communication with each other.


Mr. Aly Bandali
President and CEO

Ms. Linda Dent
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Shannon Freisen,
Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Kashinath Bhoosnurmath
Vice President, International Programmes

Ms. Candice Naylen
Vice President, Advancement

Ms. Elizabeth Roden
Director, Marketing and Communications

Dr. Boateng Wiafe
Technical Advisor


The organization’s volunteer directors are responsible for the strategic direction of the organization and for maintaining key relationships with groups and individuals that affect Operation Eyesight’s ability to fulfill its mission and vision.

Operation Eyesight Canada
Mr. John Masters, Chair
Mr. Philip Ponting, Vice Chair
Mr. Shaad Oosman, Treasurer
Mr. Ray Mowling, Past Chair
Ms. Evelyn Ackah, Director
Dr. Mary G. Alton Mackey, Director
Ms. Kamal Buttar, Director
Mr. Tasheel Jeerh, Director
Ms. Rita Hoff, Director
Ms. Jaswinder (Jessie) Kubes, Director
Mr. Dan Parlow, Director

Operation Eyesight India
Dr. G. Chandra Sekhar, Chair
Mr. Sushil Kumar Gupta
Ms. Karuna Luthar
Mr. Shekhar Mehta
Prof. S. Ramnarayan

Operation Eyesight UK
Mr. Jat Wasu, Chair
Mr. Kevin Davidson
Mr. Martin Hunt
Mr. Derek Smith

Operation Eyesight USA
Mr. Amyn Valji
Mr. Thomas Dale
Ms. Nina Woodard

Operation Eyesight Medical Advisor
Dr. Paul Dubord