Molly Pyot

Molly E. Pyott

Board Member

Molly Pyott serves as a Board Member and the Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board of Easterseals of Southern California, a 100-year old U.S.-based charity with a $240 million annual budget to provide life-changing services to people with disabilities. She is Director of the David and Molly Pyott Foundation a private charity registered in Colorado which is focused on philanthropy in a few areas: improving care for disabled individuals; enabling disadvantaged youth secure employment; teaching and educating ophthalmologists worldwide to provide better eyecare; and advancing the performing arts. Ms Pyott leads development and operational strategy for significant grants to classical music and the performing arts; The Prince’s Trust, a charity in the United Kingdom founded by HRH Prince of Wales; and ORBIS International, a U.S. eyecare charity addressing preventable blindness in Africa and other developing nations. She is an Officer in the Order of St. John, a humanitarian charity supporting the work of the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.

Previously, Ms. Pyott served as Vice President of Business Development and Secretary to the Board of Directors for California Healthcare Institute (CHI), a non-profit public policy research and advocacy organization for California’s life sciences industry. While at CHI, she held successive positions of responsibility in event management, public relations, publishing, marketing, operations and fundraising. She was publications manager, and a medical and science editor for ScrippsHealth, an integrated healthcare delivery system that included Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Scripps Memorial Hospitals and an independent physician’s network in La Jolla, California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her hobbies include classical piano, downhill skiing, pilates, and hiking.