Ms. Horn attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology and will graduate in May 2017 with her Masters of Science in Project Management from the Citadel Graduate School in Charleston, South Carolina. She worked as a Medical Technologist at Charleston’s Medical University of South Carolina until 1990 when she was employed by the South Carolina Lions Eye Bank as the Laboratory Coordinator of the eye bank’s Charleston office. Three years later she was promoted to Technical Director of the eye bank and in August of 1994 was promoted to Executive Director. In January of 2003, the South Carolina Lions Eye Bank merged with South Carolina’s organ procurement organization at which time she provided oversight of both the ocular and tissue services programs as the Vice President of Tissue Services at LifePoint, Inc. In May of 2015 Ms. Horn returned to her love of eye banking by accepting a position as the Miracles in Sight (MIS) Director of Business Development after MIS acquired LifePoint’s South Carolina ocular services program. Ms. Horn has recently been promoted to Vice President of Business Services at MIS.
Ms. Horn’s past and present EBAA service includes membership on the Continuing Education Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Practical Performance Committee, Technician Education Committee, Medical Advisory Board, Certification Board, and Accreditation Board. She has also served as Chairman of the Document Design and Review Committee, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and the Certification Board. In addition, she has served on the EBAA Board of Directors from 1996-1998 and 2001-2006. Ms. Horn has also served on many EBAA/AATB adhoc committees and has presented at multiple EBAA/AATB sponsored national meetings.
In June of 2007 Ms. Horn was the honored recipient of the Eye Bank Association of America’s prestigious Heise Award. The Leonard Heise Award is presented to eye banking professionals in recognition of their outstanding devotion to the development and for exemplifying the precepts of Leonard Heise, a major contributor to the fight against blindness and one of the founders. In addition to her service at the national level, Ms. Horn has served as a board member of the South Carolina Gift of Life Trust Fund, LifePoint, Inc., and the South Carolina Organ Procurement Agency Medical Advisory Board. She has also had the honor of holding the offices of Treasurer of the Gift of Life Coalition of South Carolina and the Chairman of Vision Share. Ms. Horn currently serves on the Citadel’s School of Engineering Leadership and Program Management Executive Advisory Board.