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

Vice President
Dr. Rachel Keller
Animal Eye Clinic, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA

Secretary/ Treasurer
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


VAF Committees

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

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

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan, Chair
Drs. Heather Kaese, Claire Latimer, Susan Nelms, Danielle Paglia, Caryn Plummer