Meet the Founders
Ms. Cathy Cameron is an independent project manager with over 15 years experience planning and implementing global health research and evaluation projects. She has worked in Canada, where she is based, and in numerous countries in East, West, Central and Southern Africa in the fields of disability inclusion, rehabilitation, education, alternative care and HIV. Ms. Cameron values collaborative partnerships with colleagues in community-based organizations, international and local NGOs, government, private and public foundations and academic institutions. Since 2009 she has been the Executive Director of a scholarship program for girls in Togo and is the co-chairperson on New Sight Eye Centre's Board of Directors in Liberia. Ms. Cameron approaches all work with diplomacy, humility and a critical awareness of the influence of biases, power and privilege in international development.
Mr. Chipo Chiiya is a skilled development worker with over 14 years experience conducting participatory training, tools development, research, and the implementation of education activities at both local and international levels. Since 2016, Mr. Chiiya has been councillor and Deputy Mayor in Mazabuka District, Southern Province, Zambia. In his role as councillor he works closely with the community, understands their needs, and through community participation explores solutions. As a community leader, Mr. Chiiya participates on a number of District Council committees including the committee that reviews community-led development projects. Previously Mr. Chiiya worked with vulnerable and hard to reach children at Fountain of Hope Street Children’s Centre in Lusaka and as a Regional Trainer with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, where he trained trainers in over 22 African countries. Mr. Chiiya is a founding member and managing partner of 3C Regional Consultants and believes that social change requires equal power and participation.
Mr. Robert F. Dolo, is the Founder of New Sight Eye Center (NSEC) and currently serves as Executive Director and cataract surgeon. Together with his hardworking staff at NSEC, Mr. Dolo provides high quality eye health care for people in Liberia. Under Robert's leadership, the first post basic ophthalmic training program was created at NSEC and a Liberian Government Hospital Eye Center was established in Grand Bassa County with supported from the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Mr. Dolo is a professional nurse and he obtained an Advanced Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing at the Korlu Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. In 2010, he obtained Advanced Surgical Ophthalmic training that qualified him as a cataract surgeon at the Regional Ophthalmic Training Program in The Gambia.
Ms. Karen King has a long history of community and charitable service, both locally and internationally. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Newtown Rotary Club. Ms. King has years of experience working in partnership with philanthropists, private family foundations and service clubs successfully implementing grassroots projects throughout the world. After a 15-year career in sales and marketing, Ms. King, who is based in the United States, pursued her long held dream of becoming a teacher and now teaches fifth grade in Newtown, Connecticut. Over the past 20 years as a teacher, she has combined the skills of both professions to engage students to connect with peers in Kosovo, Ireland, India, Haiti and Liberia, often traveling to these locations to bridge the distance and strengthen relationships.