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.

2020 Board of Directors

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

Vice President
Dr. Jamie Schorling
Veterinary Ophthalmology Relief Services, LLC

Secretary/ Treasurer
Dr. Kenneth E. Pierce, Jr.
Veterinary Eye Institute, Dallas, TX

Dr. Kenneth Abrams
Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA

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

Dr. Eric Ledbetter
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

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

Dr. Nancy McLean
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM

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

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

Dr. Terah Webb
MedVet, Columbus, OH


Emeritus Board Members

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

VAF Committees

Grant Procedures & Policies Committee

The Grant Procedures & Policies committee is responsible for reviewing applications for research grant funding.
Committee Members: Dr. Rachel Allbaugh, Chair
Drs. Heather Chandler, Andrew Lewin, Keiko Miyadera, Gina Newbold, 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. Ken Abrams, Chair
Drs. Mike Brown, Cindy Cook, Charlie Martin, Brad Nadelstein, Dan Ward

Canine Glaucoma Consortium

Members: Dr. Terah Webb, Chair
Drs. Dineli Bras, Sinisa Grozdanic, Andras Komaromy, Paul Miller, Caryn Plummer, John Sapienza, Leandro Texeira

Public Relations Committee

The goal of the Public Relations Committee is to increase awareness of the importance of vision to animals, as well as the devastating impact ocular diseases have on the quality of life of animals. The secondary objective of the Committee is to solicit financial contributions from the pet-owning public and veterinary community to support research investigating ocular diseases of animals. The Committee also serves to educate the public about the philanthropic activities of veterinary ophthalmologists, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists™, and the Vision for Animals Foundation with respect to the well being of animals.
Dr. Jamie Schorling, Chair

Finance Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Kenneth Pierce, Chair
Drs. Eric Ledbetter, Rachel Keller Vaughan

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Drs. Georgina Newbold and Rachel Keller Vaughan, Co-Chairs
Drs. Candace Auten, Heather Kaese, Brooklyn LaFoon, Denise Lindley, Susan Nelms, Caryn Plummer