TAMPA, Fla. – The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research has added local TV personality and former news anchor Gayle Guyardo to its Board of Directors. In this position, Guyardo will work with fellow board members and staff to ensure that the organization is effectively delivering on its mission to provide the gift of sight to millions of patients.
“Gayle has told the important stories in Tampa Bay and beyond for more than two decades, and we’re thrilled she will bring her insight and commitment to community to help guide and support our critical work,” said Jason Woody, CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research. “She’s going to make a great advocate for our organization.”
Guyardo was most recently morning anchor at Tampa’s News Channel 8. She is a native Floridian, passionate about her community.
“Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is making an impact across the globe and helping advance its mission will be a win for all of Tampa Bay,” said Guyardo. “My family and I have supported this organization for many years – it was a natural choice as I thought about where I could best serve the community and make a difference.”
Guyardo is serving a two-year appointment to the Board.
About the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR)
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit organization that is a global resource for providing the gift of sight through research, charitable projects, distribution, and tissue recovery services. Its mission is to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired. LEITR’s Eye Bank, located in Tampa, Fla., is one of the largest combined eye bank and ocular research centers in the world. Since its inception 45 years ago, LEITR has brought the “Gift of Sight” to more than 130,000 men, women and children worldwide. For more information visit www.LionsEyeInstitute.org.