Board of Directors

  • Jarett Rieger
  • Jarett Rieger
  • Board Chair
  • Sr. Director, Innovation and Industry Alliances, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Brian Springer
  • Brian Springer
  • Vice Chair
  • Vice President, Research Administration
    Associate Center Director, Administration
    Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Daniel James Scott
  • Treasurer
  • CEO, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
  • Kevin Shukur
  • Kevin Shukur
  • Secretary
  • Tampa Market President, BBVA Compass Bank
  • Benjamin Lambright, MD
  • Benjamin Lambright, MD
  • Co-Medical Director
  • West Coast Eye Institute
  • Neel Desai, MD
  • Neel Desai, MD
  • Co-Medical Director
  • The Eye Institute of West Florida
  • Jason Woody, President and CEO, LEITR
  • Jason K. Woody
  • President
  • President and CEO, Lions Eye Institute
  • Ronald A. Christaldi, Esq.
  • Chief Counsel
  • Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
  • Kim Murray
  • Kimberly Murray
  • St. Petersburg Lions Club
  • Mike Suarez
  • Mike Suarez
  • Tampa City Councilman
  • Jose Valiente
  • Jose Valiente
  • Ybor City Lions Club
  • Margie Franklin
  • Margie Franklin
  • Lutz, Land O’Lakes Lions Club
  • Douglass Pace
  • Douglass Pace
  • President and CEO, Stonehill
  • Ed Sutton
  • Ed Sutton
  • Advisor, Sutton Wealth Advisors, Inc.
  • Felicia Harvey
  • Corporate Affairs Lead - Amgen Tampa
  • Andrew McIntosh
  • Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Research Advisory Board

  • Dr. Mark Petrash, Research Professor and Vice Chair of Research
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • University of Colorado
  • Timothy W. Olsen, MD
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Senior Associate Consultant
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Abbot (Abe) Clark, PhD, FARVO, Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Executive Director, North Texas Eye Research Institute
  • Abbot (Abe) Clark, PhD, FARVO
  • Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Executive Director
  • North Texas Eye Research Institute
  • Shukti Chakravarti, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Pathology, Director of Basic Science Research Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Health
  • Shukti Chakravarti, PhD
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Pathology, Director of Basic Science Research Ophthalmology
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • David Ammar, Scientific Director, LEITR
  • Dr. David Ammar
  • Scientific Director
  • LEITR
  • Jason Woody, President and CEO, LEITR
  • Jason Woody
  • President and CEO
  • LEITR