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.
2018 Board of Directors
Dr. Nancy McLean
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Rachel Keller
Animal Eye Clinic, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
Dr. Steven Dugan
Eye Specialists for Animals, Denver, CO
Dr. Kenneth Abrams
Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
Dr. Heather Chandler
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Dr. Andras Komaromy
Michigan State University, Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI
Dr. Gillian McLellan
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI
Dr. Kenneth E. Pierce, Jr.
Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
Dr. Jamie Schorling
Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists, Baton Rouge, LA
Emeritus Board Members
Dr. Dineli Bras, 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 and Heather Chandler, Co-Chairs
Drs. Rachel Keller-Vaughan, Keiko Miyadera, Freya Mowat, Erin Scott, Gillian Shaw, Sara Thomasy, 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, Bill Miller, Brad Nadelstein
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.
Members: Dr. Jamie Schorling, Chair
Dr. Terah Webb
Committee Members: Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan, Chair
Drs. Heather Kaese, Claire Latimer, Susan Nelms, Danielle Paglia, Caryn Plummer