Farewell, Jenny Pomeroy
Prevent Blindness Georgia President/CEO Jenny Pomeroy passed away July 15, 2013 after an adverse reaction to an insect bite. Jenny assumed the leadership of Prevent Blindness Georgia, the state affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, in 1996.
Scott Pastor, MD, and Amy Hutchinson, MD, Co-Chairs of the Prevent Blindness Georgia Board of Directors, said “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jenny’s family. This is a tremendous loss to the vision community and Jenny will forever be remembered as an innovative thinker and a selfless, dedicated leader in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. We will miss her deeply.”
Under Jenny’s leadership, Prevent Blindness Georgia tripled its service delivery and budget while offering new programs in public education, training, and vision care services. On a national level, Prevent Blindness Georgia has been honored with the Prevent Blindness America Best Practice Award three times and with numerous other awards and honors.
A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Life and Witness of Jenny Pomeroy took place at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.
The family has asked that memorial gifts be made in honor of Jenny to:
Prevent Blindness Georgia
739 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308-1137