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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
Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis Block Professor and Chair
Michael Giovingo, M.D.
Maureen LaRaviere, M.Ed.
Senior Director
Mathew MacCumber, M.D., Ph.D.
Partner, Illinois Retina Associates
Yi Pang, M.D., O.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Mark Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dean, College of Medicine
Jonathan Rosin, M.D.
Jon Ruderman, M.D.
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

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

Free Eye Health Curricula for Children Available

Many schools and educational facilities across the country are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators, public health and non-profit groups are looking for quality, no-cost educational materials...

Fireworks Safety and Injury Information

Every year, thousands of Americans are injured due to fireworks, specifically during the 4th of July holiday period. And, according to a recent study, “Assessment of Firework-Related Ocular Injury in the US”...

NCCVH Issues Updated National Report

As part of August’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month at Prevent Blindness Illinois, and as a follow-up to its 2016 publication, The National Center for Children’s Vision and...