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Executive Committee and Staff

Mary Elizabeth White
Administrative Director, CPA
Vice President
Charles S. Bouchard, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Vice President
Kara E. Crumbliss, O.D.
Vice President of Clinical Services
Thomas S. Bridges
Managing Director and Co-Head, High Net Worth Sales
Research Grant Committee Chair
Mathew MacCumber, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Executive Director
Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA
Education and Communications Manager
Katherine Mueller, MPH


Chris Albanis, M.D.
Managing Partner/President
Brenda Bohnsack, M.D., Ph.D.
Division Head of Ophthalmology
R.V. Paul Chan, M.D.
Professor and Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Michael Giovingo, M.D.
Seenu M. Hariprasad, M.D.
Interim Chair
Maureen LaRaviere, M.Ed.
Senior Director
Jeffrey Lewis, O.D.
Primary Optometrist
Janice Morris
Senior Financial Analyst (retired)
Yi Pang, M.D., O.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
John S. Pollack, M.D.
Mark Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dean, College of Medicine
Jonathan Rosin, M.D.
Jon Ruderman, M.D.
University Eye Specialists
Evan B. Stubbs, Jr., Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist
Melissa Suckow, O.D.
Bruce Teitelbaum, O.D.
Associate Professor
Lawrence J. Ulanski, Jr., M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Nicholas Volpe, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Emeritus Directors

Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Dimitri Azar, M.D.
Senior Director, Verily Life Sciences
Philip B. Dray, M.D.
David Morimoto, M.D.
Associated Ophthalmologists
Kirk Packo, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Peter Panton, M.D.
Thomas Patrianakos, D.O.
Chair, Division of Ophthalmology

Summer 2021 Newsletter from ISPB & Prevent Blindness IL

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Many children are headed back to school in the next few weeks. One of the best ways to help students succeed...

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

Do you have a clinical diagnosis of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) and live in the United States and/or the US territories? The Foundation Fighting Blindness, in partnership with Blueprint...

New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

In response to increased virtual and screen-based activities during the coronavirus pandemic, ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have launched a new awareness campaign, Take a Screen Time Out. All...

Annual Data from ISPB and PB Illinois Shows Pool and Water Sports as Cause of Most Sports-related Eye Injuries

ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have declared September as Sports Eye Safety Month to help keep eyes and vision protected while playing sports. According to annual data from Prevent...