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The organization has hired Maggie Cline as the new executive director of Utah.
EyeCare4Kids, a Utah-based nonprofit providing eye care to underserved children, has hired Maggie Cline as executive director to lead the organization, according to a company press release.
“Meeting the needs of the underserved population and promoting education are near and dear to my heart,” said Cline in the release. “Growing up in a single parent home, I can relate to families that are simply working hard to provide the basic needs and often going without adequate health care. Without proper vision, children miss a crucial opportunity to learn in school.”
Cline, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Arizona, comes to EyeCare4Kids with a background of nonprofit work, as well as time overseeing several assisted living communities in the Salt Lake Valley.
Serving as Miss Utah for America, Cline worked with a variety of community organizations that prioritized empowering underserved communities, including Utah Food Bank, The Single Parent Project, University of Utah Prison Education Project, and The Penny Project.
“It didn’t take long for us to realize that Maggie has the heart, passion, and personal drive we need to help lead EyeCare4Kids into the future, said Joseph Carbone, founder and president of EyeCare4Kids, in the release. “She has experienced a lot in her life that allows her to relate to the situations of many of the families and children we serve every day. She is a natural leader with a strong work ethic, which will be key to us meeting our goal of helping 1 million children by 2025.”
“I joined EyeCare4Kids because it is an organization that not only provides families with quality eye care; it also gives children the opportunity to excel in school and the confidence needed to succeed in life,” Cline said.