Pravak, Gerhart Elected to Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors

March 16, 2018

Roman Pravak, M.D., and Richard Gerhart, CFP, were elected to the Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors during the board’s March meeting.

Pravak is an ophthalmologist with St. Luke’s University in Bethlehem, PA, and Medical Director of the St. Luke’s Retina Center. Pravak earned his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed fellowships with the New York University Medical Center and the Vitreoretinal Foundation in Memphis, Tenn.

Gerhart has led Ameriprise Financial’s Gerhart and Associates office in Center Valley, PA, since
Dec. 2008. Prior to his work with Ameriprise, he was Vice President of Investments for Wachovia Securities Financial Network in Allentown, PA, and a Financial Advisor for American Express. Gerhart has a bachelor’s of business administration degree in Finance from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.

The Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors oversees the organization’s activities, holds fiduciary responsibility for the organization, and provides strategic direction to ensure that the organization is able to fulfill its mission.

The Center for Vision Loss is the only nonprofit agency that serves the visual well-being of everyone in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. Its mission is to enable personal triumphs over visual impairments and its core belief is that vision loss should never be a barrier to a person’s independence, quality of life, and ability to achieve. The agency’s three primary purposes are to deliver support and improve quality of life for people who experience vision loss, to provide for rehabilitation of visual capabilities in children and adults, and to encourage people of all ages to engage in practices and behaviors that prevent vision loss. More than 90 percent of its vision loss clients report annually that the agency’s services help them maintain their independence. The agency’s impact on the community at large reflects in the numbers of children and adults engaged, screened, referred for additional care, and educated annually.

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