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

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: Dr. Gina Newbold, Chair
Drs. Braidee Foote, Heather Chandler, Kelly Knickelbein, Andrew Lewin, Keiko Miyadera, Sami Pederson, Lionel Sebbag, Erin Scott, Gillian Shaw, Becky Telle, Kyle Tofflemire, Tomo Wiggans

2022 Large Grant Review Committee

The 2022 Large Grant Committee is responsible for reviewing grant applications specific to this program
Committee Members:  Drs. Heather Chandler and Gina Newbold, Co-Chairs
Drs. Brian Leonard, Stephanie Pumphrey, Becky Telle, Dan Ward

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