Scientific Advisors

Chair
Sandra S. Block, OD, MEd
Illinois College of Optometry

Neil M. Bressler, MD
Chief, Retina Division – Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seema Garg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Division of Retina-Vitreous
University of North Carolina

Yao Liu, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH
President
Glaucoma Consultants Northwest

Kelly W. Muir, MD, MHD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke Eye Center

Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Flaum Eye Institute
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Sherrol A. Reynolds OD, FAAO
Associate Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Brian C. Samuels MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gwen K. Sterns, MD
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology
Rochester General Hospital

Thasarat Vajaranant, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Glaucoma Service
Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ex-officio
Torrey Van Antwerp DeKeyser
(Prevent Blindness Board Chair)
Executive Director
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama

Staff
Kira Baldonado
Vice President, Public Health and Policy
Prevent Blindness

Nita Patel, OD, MPH
Director, Public Health
Prevent Blindness

Expert Panel, National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health

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Community Programs and Public Health Committee

The Community Programs and Public Health Committee recommends strategies, policies and priorities for implementing program, public health, and partnerships in communities across the country.

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