Give Sight Global is dedicated to providing high-quality vision care to underserved communities around the world. Give Sight Global partners with professionals to provide treatment to curable blindness and other preventable eye conditions.
The Give Sight story began in 2013, when co-founder Justin Nabity was invited to speak at the annual meeting for the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO). The invitation came from Justin’s friend and client Dr. Jeff Pettey, a faculty member at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center. At the AAO conference, Justin first learned about the Moran Outreach Program and their mission to treat preventable and curable blindness in high-need communities around the world. Shortly after, Justin and his business partner Reid Lancaster volunteered on service trips to Navajo Nation, Tanzania, Micronesia, Trinidad and Tobago for the Moran Outreach Program. There, he witnessed firsthand the life-changing impact of cataract surgery and vision care.
Inspired by the work of the Moran Outreach Program, Justin and Reid co-founded the 501(c)3 non-profit Give Sight Global in 2016. Today Give Sight Global sponsors cataract surgeries in 12 different countries around the world. However, poor access to eye care is an issue that also affects communities much closer to home. The Give Sight Local division was established to prevent and treat blindness throughout Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding area.
The Give Sight Global organization is supported by donations and an expanding network of corporate sponsors. Each year, a portion of the revenue from Physicians Thrive, Justin and Reid’s financial firm, is donated directly to Give Sight Global. In 2018, we launched a charitable fitness application to raise awareness of the cause and expand our network of supporters. The Give Sight app matches every 120 calories burned by users with $1 donation from corporate sponsors. The application is also used as a wellness initiative and team-building tool by numerous local businesses and organizations.
Give Sight Board Members
Justin Nabity is the founder and CEO of Physicians Thrive, an advisory group helping physicians avoid business and legal pitfalls and build their financial education. As a wealth management advisor from a family of doctors, he launched his business by traveling to medical schools nationwide to educate physicians about their unique financial, legal, and business needs. Today, Physicians Thrive has served physicians at over 400 medical centers, hospitals, and medical schools, and 1000 residency and fellowship programs.
In 2016, Justin co-founded the non-profit Give Sight Global, which sponsors cataract surgeries, glasses and other forms of eye care all over the world. Following volunteer trips with the University of Utah Moran Outreach Program to the Navajo Nation and Tanzania, Justin and his business partner were inspired to donate a portion of their business profits to fund vision care in underserved communities, and Give Sight Global was born.
He also oversaw the development of the Give Sight Global app, a charitable fitness app that matches every 120 calories burned by users with a $1 donation from corporate sponsors. With an expanding network of organizations utilizing the app as an employee wellness initiative and charitable outreach tool, Give Sight Global has an ambitious ten-year goal: to restore sight to one million people globally.
Justin has lectured at over 100 universities including John Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and Stanford. He has served on the boards of the Entrepreneurs Organization and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and is committed to helping business leaders find professional opportunities to advance the public good.
Reid Lancaster co-founded Give Sight Global in 2016 after volunteering with the University of Utah’s Moran Outreach program to provide vision care to underserved communities. As co-director, he manages outreach, branding, and donor relations for the non-profit. Reid also coordinates and oversees all service trips, including recent missions to Tanzania, Micronesia, Trinidad and Tabago. He has been a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) since 2017.
In addition to his work with Give Sight Global, Reid serves as partner and Chief Operations Officer of Omaha-based financial planning firm Physicians Thrive. Since 2013, Reid has led the company’s operations and development. He is also an owner and board-member of the partner company Physicians Focused, which connects physicians and their families to trusted networks of personal services.
Reid is a lifelong entrepreneur, and he approaches every professional opportunity with a focus on driving growth, building strong teams, and cultivating meaningful professional networks. He launched his career opening and operating seven Complete Nutrition franchises nationally, and today he is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and business leaders. Reid currently serves as a promotional strategist for the Global Leadership Summit and treasurer for the Executive Forum of Entrepreneurs Organization. He has also been a member and board member at the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
An exercise enthusiast and former athlete, Reid believes that physical fitness is a powerful catalyst for personal and professional success. He hopes that Give Sight Global will not only encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle, but also inspire people to help those in need.
Steven Stratman is an attorney with a practice focused on health care employment law, medical practice entities, business law, and real estate law. Mr. Stratman is a Director of Wiss, Janney, Elstner, a national Engineering and Architectural firm headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, where he is an Instructor in Business Law, Business Ethics and other subjects. Prior to his current private practice, he served as the Deputy General Counsel of First Data Corporation, a global payment processing, and financial services company as well as a partner at Kutak Rock, a national law firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
He previously co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Legal Counsel for a retail franchise that operated in five States. He and his wife were founding members of the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University. Mr. Stratman’s charitable activities have included service on the Governing Board, Executive Committee and Development Committee of Creighton Prep, and a Capital Campaign Steering Committee for Catholic Charities – Omaha. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (MN) and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Mr. Stratman and his wife reside in Omaha, Nebraska.
Reverend Dr. Tammy Gregory Carter is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served congregations in Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. She has worked with numerous community and non-profit organizations and is the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Hands of Christ, a non-profit organization that serves children and families in need. To date, the Hands of Christ has served over 80,000 children and their families. Rev. Carter holds degrees from Lyon College, Presbyterian College, and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has three adult children whom she adores, most of the time. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Bob, and their corgis, Daisy and Delilah.
As treasurer and board member, Betsy oversees the financial health and management of Give Sight Global. She manages all charitable contributions, reporting, expenses, and donation receipts for the 501(c)(3).
Betsy is also the office administrator for Physicians Thrive, a financial planning firm and sponsoring Certified B-corporation for Give Sight Global. Betsy has been with Physicians Thrive for eight years, where she began as an office assistant specializing in contract reviews. Previously, she worked as an executive assistant at Lindsay Manufacturing and in tech support for a software company.
Originally from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Betsy attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned a B.S. in psychology with a minor in music and piano performance. Outside of work, Betsy stays busy homeschooling her two children and volunteering with American Heritage Girls, where she’s founded multiple new Omaha troops and serves as Troop Coordinator. She is proud to be a part of the Give Sight Global team and has experienced the mission’s positive impacts in her own day-to-day life.