November 4, 2021

Kira Baldonado, MPH

Kira Baldonado, MPH is the Vice President of Public Health and Policy for Prevent Blindness. She is responsible for the mission- based work of the organization, focusing on program outreach, education, and policy directives. Baldonado has grown the impact of Prevent Blindness through development of strategic partnerships and advancement of the knowledge base available for vision nationally. Prior to her current position at Prevent Blindness, Baldonado was the Director of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness from 2011 to 2018. Baldonado earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Kent State University with a focus in health policy and management. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University. Baldonado is a certified Children’s Vision Screening Instructor for Prevent Blindness.