leadership

The ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who dedicate their time and energy to furthering the organization’s mission.

2022 Board of Directors

President
Dr. Jamie Schorling
Bliss Animal Eye Care, Central Point, OR

Vice President
Dr. Kenneth E. Pierce, Jr.
Veterinary Vision Center, Shreveport, LA

Secretary/ Treasurer
Dr. Eric Ledbetter
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Past President
Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan
Animal Eye Clinic, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA

Dr. Heather Chandler
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Seth Eaton
University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI

Dr. Heather Kaese
MedVet, Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Andrew Lewin
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Nicole MacLaren
Eye Care for Animals, Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Gillian McLellan
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI

Dr. Jessica Martinez
Animal Eye Guys, FL

Dr. Georgina Newbold
The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH

Dr. Caryn Plummer
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Dineli Bras, Dr. Steven Dugan, Dr. Andras Komaromy, Dr. Nancy McLean, Dr. Bill Miller, Dr. Brad Nadelstein, Dr. Susan Nelms, Dr. Brian Skorobohach, Dr. Terah Webb

VAF Committees

Grant Procedures & Policies Committee

The Grant Procedures & Policies committee is responsible for reviewing applications for research grant funding.
Committee Members: Dr. Gina Newbold, Chair
Drs. Heather Chandler, Andrew Lewin, Keiko Miyadera, Gina Newbold, Sami Pederson, Erin Scott, Gillian Shaw, Sara Thomasy, Kyle Tofflemire, Tomo Wiggans

Founders Clinical Research Grant Review Committee

The Founders Clinical Research Grant Review Committee is responsible for reviewing grant applications specific to this program.
Committee Members: Dr. Andrew Lewin, Chair
Drs. Mike Brown, Cindy Cook, Amanda Joslin, Brad Nadelstein, Dan Ward

Finance Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Eric Ledbetter, Chair
Drs. Kenneth Pierce, Jamie Schorling

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Heather Kaese, Chair
Drs. Taemi Horikawa, Jessica Martinez, Tammy Michau, Jamie Schorling