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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
John S. Pollack, M.D.
Research Grant Committee Chair
Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA
Executive Director
Katherine Mueller, MPH
Education and Communications Manager


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
Mathew MacCumber, M.D., Ph.D.
Partner, Illinois Retina Associates
Janice Morris
Senior Financial Analyst (retired)
Yi Pang, M.D., O.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Manvi Prakash Maker, M.D.
Resident Site Director
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 Dean
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

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