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Florida’s Vision Quest appoints Kelly Haynes as Executive Director

Jun 20, 2012 0 Comments

Not-for-profit ushers in a new era of leadership in quest to end vision problems amongst Florida’s uninsured children

Orange City, FL – June 20, 2012 – Florida’s Vision Quest (FLVQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Haynes as Executive Director of the organization. Haynes has been affiliated with the public charity for over 18 years, the last 7 of which were spent working full-time under founder and outgoing Executive Director Nancy Jeppesen. The appointment was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors on April 24.

Under Haynes’ leadership, FLVQ will continue to pursue its mission of ensuring the academic and social success of Florida's most vulnerable children by providing free vision exams and quality eyeglasses for those challenged with poor vision.

With a service area that spans 30 Florida counties, FLVQ visited 411 schools during the 2010-11 school year, completing over 4,400 eye exams and dispensing more than 3,900 pairs of prescription glasses. Funded by state, local, and private grants, FLVQ fills a void for uninsured children who lack access to professional eye care.

For media inquiries, head shots, biographies, or interview opportunities, please contact Cristina Calvet-Harrold at 407-832-4814 or at

About Florida’s Vision Quest

Florida’s Vision Quest, founded in 1994, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving thousands of “at risk” children every year. We provide children from low-income and uninsured families across the state with free eye exams and eyeglasses, in addition to raising awareness about the epidemic of uncorrected vision problems amongst low-income students. We are committed to fiscal responsibility, and to being good stewards of the support and resources that we receive from our generous benefactors.

Cristina M. Calvet-Harrold, +1-407-832-4814
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