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.
2019 Board of Directors
Dr. Rachel Keller
Animal Eye Clinic, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
Dr. Jamie Schorling
Veterinary Ophthalmology Relief Services, LLC
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. 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. 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
Grant Procedures & Policies Committee
The Grant Procedures & Policies committee is responsible for reviewing applications for research grant funding.
Committee Members: Drs. Rachel Allbaugh, Chair
Drs. Heather Chandler, Rachel Keller-Vaughan, Keiko Miyadera, Freya Mowat, 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
Committee Members: Dr. Kenneth Pierce, Chair
Drs. Eric Ledbetter, Rachel Keller Vaughan
Committee Members: Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan, Chair
Drs. Kevin Fritz, Heather Kaese, Caryn Plummer, Francesca Venturi