Who We Are

Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN
Lion Daniel Prohaska
Moncks Corner, SC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Lion Katherine Howard
Piedmont, SC

VICE CHAIRMAN
PDG Randy Edwards
Little River, SC

SECRETARY
Lion Shirley Ballard
Columbia, SC

TREASURER
Lion Randy Thomas
Spartanburg, SC

Lion Claudia Dority
Greenwood, SC

Lion Spencer Hill
Kingstree, SC

Lion Monica Greene
Columbus, NC

Lion Christina Holsomback
Aiken, SC

CC David Dority
Greenwood, SC

DG Richard Whitlock
Greer, SC

DG John Enright
Goose Creek, SC

DG Cathy Morse
Garden City, SC

DG Everett Hair (Rhett)
Blythewood, SC

Since 1969, Lions Vision Services, charged by the Lions Clubs of South Carolina, has reached out to South Carolina Communities, no mattter how small, to bring vital health services directly to its residents, answering Hellen Keller’s call to be “Knights of the Blind.” 

Our Passion

We are dedicated to improving the lives of South Carolina residents by providing vision and hearing healthcare including basic health screenings, eye surgeries, and hearing aids for the underserved who would otherwise not recieve assistance. We are commited to serving South Carolina ethically and effectively at every level. 

Our Work

We collaborate with local health professionals, trained volunteers, and Lions Clubs members throughout our state to provide medical examination, treatment, and prevention of vision and hearing problems to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the state.

Winn Fitzgerald

President & CEO, Lions Vision Services

As President/CEO, Winn Fitzgerald is responsible for running all facets of the organization. She studied Accounting at Columbia College and spent the beginning of her professional career in the Business Personal Property and Insurance industry. Passionate about people, she sought to make a career change to a field that would allow her to serve others, which eventually landed her at Lions Vision Services, originally as the Programs Coordinator. Winn’s strong interpersonal skills made her a great fit to the organization, allowing her to build meaningful relationships with the Lions of South Carolina as well as our Program Partners. The stories of our clients and how our assistance impacts their lives, drives her desire to continue to work to build our organization so that no one needlessly lives in darkness or silence.

Andy Pape

Technical Coordinator, Lions Vision Services

Graduating in 2007 from Montpelier High School in Northwest Ohio, Andy attended college at Bowling Green State University. After graduating from college Andy started volunteering more seriously with the American Red Cross, serving on the disaster response team in Ohio then in the Spartanburg/Greenville area. After moving to South Carolina he joined the Americorps VISTA program in Myrtle Beach, which meant working for a variety of non-profits up and down the Grand Strand. At the end of the term, he
moved to Columbia and shortly after applied for the job of Technical Coordinator with Lions Vision Services.

Kathy Livingston

Hearing Aid Coordinator, Lions Vision Services

Kathy joined our team in 2014. She previously attended Midlands Technical College, obtaining an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She then continued her education at Bryman Dental Assisting School in Atlanta, GA. After many years in the medical field, Kathy now works part time with Lions Vision Services and manages the Hearing Aid Program.