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.

2023 Board of Directors

Dr. Heather Kaese
VRCCO (Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon), Bend, OR

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

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

Past President
Dr. Jamie Schorling
Bliss Animal Eye Care, Medford, OR

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

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

Dr. Taemi Horikawa
Ophthalmology for Animals, Aptos, CA

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

Dr. Jessica Martinez
Animal Eye Guys, FL

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

Dr. Tammy Michau
Mars Veterinary Health, Portland, OR

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. Kenneth Pierce, Dr. Brian Skorobohach, Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan, Dr. Terah Webb

VAF Committees

Scientific Advisory Committee

Committee Members:  Dr. Caryn Plummer, Chair
Drs.  Ellison Bentley, Andras Komaromy, Gillian McLellan, Leandro Texeira, Hans Westermeyer

Grant Procedures & Policies Committee

The Grant Procedures & Policies committee is responsible for reviewing applications for research grant funding.
Committee Members: Drs.  Andrew Lewin and Becky Telle,  Co-Chairs
Drs. Chris Alling, Heather Chandler, Braidee Foote,  Kelly Knickelbein, Keiko Miyadera, Gina Newbold, Sami Pederson, Lionel Sebbag,  Colleen Sheridan, Alex Sigmund, Kyle Tofflemire

Finance Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Eric Ledbetter, Chair
Dr. Heather Kaese

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Drs. Taemi Horikawa, Jessica Martinez, Co-Chairs
Drs. Melanie Church, Christa Corbett, Michala Henriksen, Heather Kaese, Tammy Michau