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Seth M. Schalet

CEO of Prevent Blindness Northern California

Seth is the Chief Executive Officer of Prevent Blindness Northern California (PBNC), joining in 2015 and bringing 30 years of leadership in both for profit and nonprofit sectors. In this role Seth leads operations, finance, marketing, programs, development (fundraising), community outreach, board and volunteer engagement programs. Previously, he served as the Executive Director with the Pacific Art League, an arts education organization in Palo Alto -See Full Bio

April Nakayoshi, MPH, CHES

Vice President, Programs and Evaluation

April joined Prevent Blindness Northern California in 2001 and became Program Director in 2008. Prior to joining PBNC, she worked in international trade. She has a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Public Health from Walden University, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Andrew Arnold

Director of Development

Andrew joined Prevent Blindness in November 2015 as Director of Development. Andrew comes to PBNC with over ten years experience in fundraising and communications. Most recently, he served as Interim Director of Development for Center for Youth Wellness, overseeing development efforts. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from the University of Kansas.

Irene Kaufman

Office Manager / Human Resources

Irene joined Prevent Blindness Northern California in October of 2015. Prior to joining PBNC Irene provided office and administrative support in non-profits, tech companies and different departments in UC San Francisco Medical Center. She has a background in Montessori teaching, office management and is fluent in Spanish. In her free time she likes to garden, knit, do yoga, and study nutrition and herbal medicine.

PK Shelton

Senior Accountant

PK joined Prevent Blindness in August 2016 as Sr. Accountant. PK has over 20 years of accounting experience in both for profit and nonprofit sectors. Most recently PK has served as Interim Accounting Manager for several San Francisco nonprofits, including San Francisco Food Bank, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. PK has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Portland State University. In her free time, she likes to walk the hills of San Fra -See Full Bio

Jessica Schaffer

See Well to Learn Program Manager

Jessica Schaffer joined See Well to Learn in 2015. She has her Master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley. Before joining See Well to Learn she spent three years Guatemala where she carried out health, education and research programs among the indigenous population. Jessica also spent many years working in preschool and elementary schools throughout the Bay Area.

Alexandra Stanley

See Well to Learn Program Coordinator

Alexandra Stanley joined See Well to Learn in August 2017, after several years of providing case management support and supervision to volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates in San Francisco. Prior to that, she served as an advocate for immigrant and refugee families and unaccompanied youth involved in the immigration, family court, and child welfare systems. With over 9 years of experience in advocacy and community outreach, Alex is excited to us -See Full Bio

Maribel Rodriguez

Vision Screener

Maribel joined Prevent Blindness Northern California in January 2017. She holds a BS in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside. Along with providing vision screening services to the preschoolers of See Well to Learn, she is pursuing her Master in Public Health from the University of San Francisco. Maribel has previous experience working with nonprofits in public health and is a strong advocate of preventive health care. In her free t -See Full Bio

Anne Tasaki, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Dr. Tasaki was born and raised in Honoulu, Hawaii. She received her Bachelor of Science from UCLA and her Doctor of Optometry from UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 2013. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at UC Berkeley School of Optometry, where she was an integral part of forming the Myopia Control Clinic, which fits kids with specialty contact lenses to slow down the progression of their nearsightedness. She still hasn't left UC Ber -See Full Bio

Dr. Lisa Slavit


Dr. Lisa Slavit joined Prevent Blindness Northern California in 2015. She received her optometric degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1992. She comes to PBNC with twenty years of experience diagnosing, managing, and treating eye diseases, providing visual exams, and prescribing corrective lenses including contact lenses. Dr. Slavit is experienced in treating pediatric patients five and under, including nonverbal exams, with -See Full Bio

Jessica Paola Alegria

Health Educator

Jessica joined PBNC in August of 2016 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining PBNC, she provided health education to youth in the East Bay Area and San Francisco through Alameda County’s Department of Public Health and Huckleberry’s Youth Programs. Jessica now provides health education and on-going support to families whose children receive glasses from See Well to Lea -See Full Bio

Harley de Vera

Eye Bus Operator/On-site Coordinator

Harley joined PBNC in October 2016 as an Eye Bus Operator/On-site Coordinator. Prior to working at PBNC he worked in Operations for an international freight forwarding company. Harley has earned his certification as an EMT from City College of San Francisco, is part of SF NERT (San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response team) and completed the prerequisites for the Fire Academy, which he hopes one day to pursue as a career. During his free time, he -See Full Bio

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