Speaker of the House Candidate: Marcy Dimond

CEO, Dakota Sight & Health

Candidate Bio

Marcy Dimond has 18 years of progressive leadership experience in the Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation field and currently serves as the CEO for Dakota Lions Sight & Health with 4 offices located throughout the Dakotas. For the past 5 years, Marcy has served the EBAA through committee service on the Accreditation Board, and is currently Chairing the Accreditation Modernization Taskforce. Additionally Marcy has served on the Executive Committee of the EBAA Board of Directors since 2016 to present and was actively involved in the Governance Transformation. Marcy brings to this position the unique perspective of also being a donor family and an advocate for donation in minority populations. Prior to DLSH, Marcy was the Clinical Director at Life Alaska Donor Services and a long-term consultant with LifeCenter Northwest. Her experience began as an eye & tissue recovery technician in 1998. Marcy served the AATB in drafting policies related to DRAI, Authorization & Screening as Cross Contamination which became a part of the 14th Edition of AATB Standards. Serving the EBAA has been some of the most rewarding experience of her career.

Candidate Statement

There are two chief reasons why I believe I would be a strong candidate for the Speaker of the House of Delegates. First, as part of the current governance responsible for the restructuring, I fully understand the requirements and importance of having a strong and non-polarizing individual represent the entire EBAA membership. Collaboration is paramount for the continued achievements of our Association. Regardless of business model, service area, or other associations, each EBAA member has a right to be heard and their viewpoint considered.

Second, I represent a mid/large eye bank that has grown from a small eye bank during my tenure as its CEO. I have firsthand experience of managing issues from both small and large eye banks throughout the course of my career. Concepts such as improving efficiency, increasing quality, navigating change, and protecting the safety of recipients are issues that affect us all and issues with which I have experience and demonstrated success.

As eye banking continues to change and adapt, our Association must also continue to represent the interests of its members in the best way possible. My career success and current knowledge of the industry and as

Prior Service
  • Accreditation Board 2014- Present
  • Accreditation Modernization Committee-Chair 2017
  • EBAA Board of Directors- Medium Representative (Executive Committee) 2016