About Us

Our Team

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

LaKisha Kenney 
Program Manager, Children’s Vision Services

DeAndria Nichols
Vice President, Adult Vision Services

Delanay Evens 
Program Associate, Adult Vision Services

Carolyn Proffitt
Director of Development

Katie Hilderbrand 
Development Manager

(Pictured from LR: Carolyn, Shavette, Jill, Katie,& De)