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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND STAFF

Mary Elizabeth White
President

President
Administrative Director, CPA
Cooney & Conway

Charles S. Bouchard, M.D.
Vice President
Vice President
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Loyola University of Chicago
Kara E. Crumbliss, O.D.
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President of Clinical Services
Chicago Lighthouse
Thomas S. Bridges
Secretary/Treasurer
Secretary/Treasurer
Managing Director and Co-Head, High Net Worth Sales
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Mathew MacCumber, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Grant
Committee Chair
Research Grant Committee Chair
Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Rush University
Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA
Executive Director

Executive Director
Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness

Ruby Barraza
Outreach & Communications
Coordinator

Outreach & Communications Coordinator

DIRECTORS

Chris Albanis, M.D.

Managing Partner/President
Arbor Centers for EyeCare

Brenda Bohnsack,
M.D., Ph.D.

Division Head of Ophthalmology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

R.V. Paul Chan, M.D.

Professor and Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Giovingo, M.D.

Attending
Stroger Hospital

Seenu M. Hariprasad,
M.D.

Interim Chair
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Chicago

Maureen LaRaviere,
M.Ed.

Senior Director
The College Board

Janice Morris

Senior Financial Analyst (retired)
Aon Corporation

Chirantan Mukhopadhyay, M.D.

Chairman
NorthShore University Health System

 

Yi Pang,
M.D., O.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research
Illinois College of Optometry

John S. Pollack,
M.D.

Partner
Illinois Retina Associates

Daniel Roberts, O.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Illinois College of Optometry

Mark Rosenblatt,
M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.,
M.H.A.

Dean, College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan Rosin,
M.D.

Co-President
Rosin Eyecare and Comprehensive Eyecare Physicians, P.C.

Jonathan B. Rubenstein,
M.D.

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Rush University Medical Center

Jon Ruderman, M.D.

University Eye Specialists
Northwestern University

Laura Sanders, M.D.

Medical Director
St. Barnard Eye Center

Evan B. Stubbs,
Jr., Ph.D.

Research Health Scientist
Department of Ophthalmology Edward Hines VA Hospital

Melissa Suckow, O.D.

Dean
The Chicago College of Optometry Midwestern University

Lawrence J. Ulanski,
Jr., M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Retina Service University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicholas Volpe,
M.D.

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University School of Medicine

David Yoo, M.D.
Default Image Team

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

Dimitri Azar, M.D.

Senior Director, Verily Life Sciences
Google

Kathryn Colby,
M.D., Ph.D.

Chair
Department of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Health

Philip B. Dray, M.D.
David Morimoto, M.D.

Associated Ophthalmologists

Peter Panton, M.D.

Partner
Panton Eye Center

Thomas Patrianakos,
D.O.

Chair, Division of Ophthalmology
Stroger Hospital

Bruce Teitelbaum,
O.D.

Associate Professor
Illinois College of Optometry

February 2024 Newsletter From ISPB & PBIL

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