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

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

Canine Glaucoma Consortium

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

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.
Chair position is currently open.

Finance Committee

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

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Heather Kaese, Chair