About Us

Our Team

Our team of employees is committed to the Prevent Blindness Georgia mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight for all Georgians.


From our certified vision screeners located throughout Georgia to staff members based in Atlanta, we are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients and constituents. The strength of Prevent Blindness Georgia begins with our employees. Our work is supported by interns from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University through their work experience program.

See the Contact Us page for staff member contact information.

Jill Thornton
President and CEO

Shavette L. Turner
Vice President, Children’s Vision Services

DeAndria Nichols
Vice President, Adult Vision Services

Carolyn Proffitt
Director of Development

Katie Hilderbrand 
Development Associate

Pam Lane
Office Manager