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Diane Bernhardt

Executive Director

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"My commitment to improving lives through vision care is fueled by personal experience. As the parent of a visually impaired son, I've gained a unique perspective on the challenges faced by those with visual impairments. Leaving my software engineering career, I embarked on a two-part journey. Leveraging my tech background, I developed innovative solutions to support my son's academic journey. Later, I discovered an opportunity to lead a local nonprofit providing vision care to underserved individuals. Despite lacking nonprofit experience, I knew it was the perfect fit. For the past four years, my love for my son and the desire to help others like him have been my daily motivation. Grateful for the chance to merge my expertise with my passion, I am dedicated to making Hope Alliance a beacon of hope for individuals and families struggling with visual impairments. Together, we strive for a world where everyone can see clearly."

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Arlene Reinecke

Program Director

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With decades of experience in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry, Arlene brings a wealth of expertise to her role and a lifelong dedication to making a difference in the lives of others. She has a diverse skill set in ophthalmology, optometry, and medical laser services.  Her work in ophthalmology includes both general and surgical, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology.  Her career in optometry consists of both medical care and optical services. She co-founded Lasermedics, a medical services company providing laser services to eye care providers.  Her comprehensive understanding of ocular diseases and refractive conditions has allowed her to provide exceptional care to individuals of all ages and all backgrounds. Arlene's lifelong commitment to improving the lives of others is illustrated by her tireless effort in establishing and leading eye care clinics and vision screenings in Utah and internationally.  She collaborates with local healthcare providers, organizations, and volunteers to foster sustainable solutions and empower communities to continue providing essential eye care services. Arlene appreciates the opportunity to bring her skills and experience to the forefront, empowering individuals and communities with the gift of sight and paving the way for a brighter future.

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Lauren ReineckE

Volunteer Coordinator

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International Coordinator

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Matthew Bernhardt

Equipment Coordinator

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rachel stenta

Moab Clinic Coordinator

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