Jordan Kassalow

Founder and Co-Chairman, VisionSpring

Skoll Awardee


Jordan Kassalow is the Founder and Co-Chairman of VisionSpring. Jordan also founded Scojo New York and the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his position at the Council, he served as Director of the River Blindness Division at Helen Keller International. Jordan is a fellow of Draper Richards Kaplan, Ashoka, and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He was named one of the Schwab Foundation's 2012 Social Entrepreneurs, was the inaugural winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, and was named to Forbes Impact 30. Additionally, Jordan is a partner at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates, a leading contact lens and laser specialty practice in Manhattan. Jordan earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and a Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.


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