The CEI Foundation Adds Three Members to Board

Submitted by Melinda Zemper


CINCINNATI, Ohio-- The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation (The CEI Foundation) has added three new members, Melanie Prevost, Bruce Healey, and Robert Wassler, to its board of directors. Their terms are effective in 2017.

Prevost, a certified public accountant with Plante Moran Wealth Management Group, has more than 15 years of tax experience in public accounting, specializing in tax planning and preparation services. She lives in Mt. Lookout with her family.

Healey has served as a risk manager for Marsh & McLennan Companies and Alcoa. A native of Brazil, he helps U.S. insurance, risk management and security firms enter the Brazilian market. He and his wife are active with local non-profits and live in Indian Hill.

Wassler, president of Oswald Company, has worked in the construction design industry for more than 40 years, managing office, industrial, healthcare, retail and institutional projects. He lives in Western Hills with his family.

“Each of our new board members brings great skill and experience to the table,” said Patrick Ward, president and CEO of The CEI Foundation. “They are passionate about helping The CEI Foundation continue to reach out to the local community in need of quality and comprehensive eye healthcare.”

The CEI Foundation serves about 2,000 patients annually by offering free vision clinics in West End; Price Hill; North College Hill; and Middletown.

The CEI Foundation also offers the Richard Kerstine Vision Outreach program, which screens seniors and minorities who are at high risk for eye disease. The program is named after Dr. Richard Kerstine, a longtime ophthalmologist with the Cincinnati Eye Institute.


            Bruce Healey

         Melanie Prevost

         Bob Wassler



For more information about The CEI Foundation, contact Patrick Ward at or call (513) 569-3725.