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OPERATION SIGHT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board: Text
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LOREN ZIFF

Board Chair

Loren has been a professional real estate investor, broker and consultant throughout the country for the past 30+ years working in both the public and private sector.  He is also involved in the community, serving on the Boards of Spoleto Festival USA, The College of Charleston among others.  Loren resides on Sullivan’s Island with his wife Mindelle and 3 children.

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Board Secretary

Dr. Folgar specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina. His practice includes the treatment of retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker (epiretinal membrane), macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular occlusion. He also treats patients with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases known as uveitis, as well as pediatric retinal diseases.


Dr. Folgar is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


He completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center, one of the premier surgical training programs in the nation and the birthplace of modern vitreous surgery. In addition to patient care, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with world-renowned experts at Duke University, developing new applications for ophthalmic imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases. He has authored many peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and continues to be actively involved in research and clinical trials.


His work has been nationally recognized with research awards from the Retina Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has been invited to deliver lectures on ophthalmic imaging throughout the United States, Mexico, and Spain. He is a scientific peer reviewer for the Journal of Vitreo-Retinal Diseases, the journal Retina, and previously served as an assistant editor.


Dr. Folgar graduated from Duke University with bachelor degrees in Biology and Economics. He completed his medical degree and ophthalmology residency at New York University and the Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. He returned to Duke University for his clinical and research fellowships, before settling in beautiful South Carolina.


Dr. Folgar is also fluent in Spanish and French. He currently sees patients in Mount Pleasant, Summerville, West Ashley, and Walterboro.

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CINDI SOLOMON

Board Treasurer

Cindi Solomon received her Bachelor's Degree from Vanderbilt University and her Law Degree from the University of South Carolina. She practices law at Motley Rice where she currently is working on the opioid litigation. 


In 2011, Cindi founded Operation Sight along with Drs. Boatwright, Herring and Solomon, and served as its Volunteer Executive Director for over 10 years. In addition to her volunteer work for Operation Sight, Cindi currently serves on the Board of Kiawah Island Club and Spoleto Festival, USA.  She is also a member of Trident United Way’s Community Impact Committee. She is past president of the Trident United Way's Women's Leadership Council Steering Committee, and a past board member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, Trident United Way, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Charleston and the Medical University’s Woman’s Club.  She is also a member of the Order of St. John.

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MARIBETH MOODY

Board Member

Maribeth Moody is a founding member and president of the William Brian Moody Foundation, a nonprofit based in Charleston which raises funds for Roper St. Francis Cancer Care and for a scholarship endowment and annual awards in the College of Business at Clemson University. The foundation was created in 2017 to honor her late husband, Brian Moody. Brian was a board member of Operation Sight and was dedicated to its mission.
Maribeth is a member of the Roper Xavier Society and a previous member of the Charleston Metro Chamber Military Affairs Council and the Trident United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
A native of Pennsylvania, Maribeth began a career in the hospitality industry at an early age in her family’s catering business. She continued that career as a restaurant manager and with Marriott International as a Catering Service Manager and Catering Sales Manager. Maribeth also served as a corporate trainer for the Asia Pacific Division of Pro Shop, the secret shopper phone evaluation company for Marriott International.
In 2009, Maribeth, Brian and Chris O’Neal founded Moody CPAs & Advisors LLC in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Maribeth has also served in volunteer leadership positions for Parkshore III Neighborhood Association, Charleston County School District and John Wesley United Methodist Church.
On most fall football weekends, Maribeth can be found in Clemson with her son Will and his wife Riley and son Ben and his wife Talia.

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CHRIS MORIARTY

Board Member

Christopher Moriarty litigates securities fraud, corporate governance, and other complex class action litigation in the U.S. and counsels institutional investors on opportunities to seek recovery in securities-related actions in both the U.S. and internationally. His practice encompasses every aspect of litigation, from casestarting to settlement. 
Christopher represents investors in shareholder derivative litigation, including in In re Walgreen Co. Derivative Litigation, No. 13-cv-05471 (N.D. Ill.) (securing corporate governance reforms to ensure compliance with the Controlled Substances Act*); antitrust class actions, including In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, No. 11-md-02262-NRB (S.D.N.Y.) (pending); and whistleblowers in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His practice extends to securities-related litigation in several foreign jurisdictions, including England, France, and the Netherlands. While in law school, Christopher was a member of the Moot Court Board, served as an Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and taught a course on constitutional law to LL.M. students. Christopher has also drafted amicus curiae briefs in numerous constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (which has cited his work) and the federal courts of appeal.

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CHRISTOPHER NOWELL

Board Member

Drawing on significant experience in the corporate financial management and public accounting arena, Chris Nowell
specializes in providing financial advisory and business evaluation services to companies in ownership transition and subsequent business exchanges. He also has negotiated, valued, and performed due diligence on numerous acquisitions in a variety of industries. Prior to forming Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, Nowell worked with both domestic and international companies managing a wide range of activities including mergers and acquisitions, corporate tax compliance and planning, cash flow management, debt covenant negotiation, corporate risk management, employee benefit management and business development. Nowell’s experience with businesses in transition focuses on assistance with financing and the assessment of traditional or alternative financing methods. Nowell served as treasurer for Cameron & Barkley Company and later worked for Hagemeyer North American, Inc., in the capacity of vice president of North American Treasury. Nowell also is experienced in public accounting through firms in both Charleston and Clemson, South Carolina. He has been a featured speaker at events sponsored by EuroFinance, the Association for Financial
Professionals (AFP), and the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. Nowell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Clemson University and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also is an active member of his community, having served as treasurer for The Charleston Stage and as Chairman for the Summerville Orchestra.

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MICHAEL PAUL

Board Member

Co-owner and CFOO of Fortibus Marketing, a digital marketing growth partner headquartered in Charleston, Michael brings a myriad of experience and ingenuity to any organization. He can take a vision and walk it through to reality, intuitively seeing the moving parts and finding the right solutions; and through organization and strategy, bring them together into a cohesive system. For more than a decade, Michael has helped companies all over the United States grow and expand their operations and make a greater impact. He served 13 years in the United States Air Force, as an Aircraft Mechanic, a Firefighter, and a Paralegal. He holds certifications as a Fire Protection Engineer, Fire Inspector, Rescue Technician, and Biohazard Incident Commander. He has experience in the courtroom, in contracts, and in mediation. Michael has a proven track record of leadership, team building, and strategic planning. He is in constant pursuit of growth, both personally and professionally, and has a strong passion for personal responsibility and excellence. He believes every obstacle is an opportunity to something greater, and through persistence and collaboration, the end result becomes far better than imagined. His experience, expertise, and dedication to growth and excellence will prove to help Operation Sight grow and provide even more individuals and families an opportunity to lead not only a normal life, but a better life.

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ALEX RADIN

Board Member

Alex Radin was born in 1975, in NY on Long Island and has always enjoyed the art of creating. Alex received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and relocated to the Charleston, SC area in 2001 after meeting his wife Sara in Chicago at an arts conference the previous. They began a life together in the South pursuing their creative passions, collaborating together, and dreaming. In 2008 they launched an arts organization called Artist on Fire with a desire to see more opportunities for artists to fully express themselves and to be a voice of positivity and transformation through the creative arts. Together they have curated a number of shows, most notably 4 exhibits for the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival that incorporated as many as 14 visual artists working in film, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and installation art along with over 25 musicians and dancers.

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BRANDON MARSHALL, OD

Board Physician

Dr. Marshall is an optometrist that graduated Nova Southeastern University in 2017. He completed externships at Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Lexington, Kentucky and at the prestigious Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland which is where high ranking government officials go for their eye care. Upon graduation he took a position with Coastal Grande Eye Associates (CGEA) which is affiliated with LensCrafters in both Myrtle Beach, SC and Florence, SC. Shortly after joining CGEA Associates, Dr. Marshall then wished to seek more medical based eye care and later joined Carolina Eyecare Physicians in April 2018 while still working some weekends with CGEA.

In November 2020, a lease was offered at LensCrafters for the new Mount Pleasant location and Dr. Marshall, with permission from Carolina Eye Physicians, was able to take that lease and start his own practice. Since starting his own practice, he has been giving quality eye care both for routine exams as well as treating acute medical conditions. Dr. Marshall has been partnering with Carolina Eyecare Physicians and referring cases to their ophthalmologists that require care outside the scope of optometry.

Prior to becoming an optometrist, Dr. Marshall was an Army Infantryman in the United States Army and the Maryland Army National Guard. His separation date from military service was April 2012. He served a total of 12 years, including one tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of Stabilization Force 10 (SFOR10), a NATO mission in Azerbaijan, and two tours in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a fire team leader. He was honorably discharged from military service in April 2012. He received multiple military awards, including the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Meritorious Service Medal which is not typically awarded to military members of his rank as Sergeant (paygrade E-5).
During his time in the Maryland Army National Guard, Dr. Marshall joined Parris-Castoro Eye and Laser Center in Bel Air, Maryland in 2004 as an ophthalmic technician while still in the military reserve component as an infantryman. Parris-Castoro later joined Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and he worked for their locations in Bel Air, Maryland and the main campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Marshall still speaks with Dr. Charles Castoro and was offered a position at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute as an optometrist working with their ophthalmology residents. He had to regrettably turn this position down as he fell in love with the Lowcountry.

Outside of working his own practice, Dr. Marshall enjoys traveling with his wife, Sarah, and spending time with his three American shorthair cats and two Pembroke corgis. Being from Maryland and a sports fan, he follows the Baltimore Ravens NFL team and tries to go to one of their away games once per year to explore new cities. He is also a fan of the Baltimore Orioles MLB team and Washington Capitals NHL team.

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