OneSight Names Former Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Executive Katherine Overbey as President
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:24 AM
Katherine "K-T" Overbey.
, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to expanded access to eye exams and eyeglasses, announced Wednesday that Katherine “K-T” Overbey is joining the organization as president and executive director, effective July 9. Overbey brings a “distinct blend of blue-chip corporate and nonprofit experience in both developed and emerging markets, as well as a strong desire to make a positive impact,” according to the OneSight announcement. Overbey, who will lead OneSight’s efforts to scale its solutions in the U.S. and abroad, will succeed Mony Iyer. Iyer is pursuing a new opportunity on the for-profit side of the optical business, which is where he has spent much of his career, according to OneSight.
Overbey joins OneSight from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she was the assistant vice president of program development and innovation and executive director of the Learning Network Program. Prior to Cincinnati Children’s, Overbey was a marketing leader at Procter & Gamble for 15 years.
Overbey holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and earned an MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. In addition, she has worked within the local community to reduce mental health stigma with the 1N5 organization, served on the local branch board for the M.E. Lyons YMCA and held multiple volunteer positions within the Anderson Barracudas swim team and the Mariemont School District, according to OneSight’s announcement.
“We are thrilled to have K-T join OneSight as she brings deep experience in leading and scaling global programs, as well as developing innovation for the future,” OneSight board chairman Lukas Ruecker said in the announcement. “I want to also recognize and thank outgoing president and executive director Mony Iyer for his leadership and all his efforts in refining and expanding the sustainable solution strategy that is providing permanent access to an eye exam and glasses to over 16 million people. K-T’s unique skill set positions her to build on Mony’s work and expand the sustainable model around the world so that every person has access to clear sight.”
Overbey said she is “passionate about making a tangible difference in lives at both the individual and community level,” and that she will be honored to lead OneSight. She added, “What is so powerful about OneSight is that it already has the solution to improve the lives of 1.1 billion people through access to vision care. It is our responsibility to advocate for that solution, so every single person has access to an eye exam and glasses.”