HelpMeSee announces Dr. Bonnie Henderson as interim CEO and president

HelpMeSee, a Jersey City-based nonprofit that provides cataract treatment training using its innovative simulation-based training system to vastly increase access to treatment and eradicate cataract blindness, recently said Dr. Bonnie Henderson has been named interim CEO and president.

Henderson, an internationally recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, is a past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

“Dr. Henderson brings a wealth of experience in cataract surgery and simulation-based training, along with a proven track record of innovation and strategic leadership,” Jim Ueltschi, founder and chairman of the board of directors, said. “We are thrilled to have her step into this role and confident that our mission will reach new heights under her leadership as we work to restore sight for millions of poor people who suffer from blindness and visual impairment because they cannot get access to care.”

Henderson is also the associate editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and on the editorial board of Ophthalmology. She has authored more than 175 articles, papers, book chapters and abstracts, and delivered more than 300 invited lectures worldwide, including 32 invited visiting professorships and 16 named lectures.

Henderson has also published five textbooks focused on cataract and refractive surgery. Her textbook “Essentials of Cataract Surgery” is among the most used textbooks for teaching cataract surgery in the United States.

In addition, Henderson created EnVision Summit, an international ophthalmology meeting to support and empower women leaders in medicine.

Henderson completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and she graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School with high honors.