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Vision Health Program

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research announces the Association for Pediatric Vision, our newest Vision Health Program.

APV is a national program dedicated to providing children with the best chance of success in life by providing:

  • A national accreditation program for individual and organizational vision screeners
  • Educational programs that offer ongoing learning on new techniques, new technologies and expert advice on best practices
  • Community support that offers FREE vision health resources to parents, caregivers, school nurses, and school districts
  • Training and assistance in helping to detect eye diseases and vision impairments in children

This membership-based program is designed to meet the needs of communities around the world. Our goal is to provide future generations with the best vision care possible so they can thrive in any environment. We are ready to build a better future for our children and we welcome you to join us!

Gayle Guyardo, Foundation Board Member

Gayle announces the launch of the Association of Pediatric Vision in this brief video. Stay tuned for additional news about APV, free resources, and more information about becoming an accredited vision screener.

Association for Pediatric Vision Advisory Board

Brian Springer - BOARD CHAIR/EXECUTIVE/FINANCE/ JOINT NOMINATING COMMITTEE. He is smiling for a picture, and wearing. Blue Navy Tuxedo.
Brian Springer
Chair

Moffit Cancer Center

Foundation Board of Directors Institute Board of Directors
Jarett-Rieger, IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD CHAIR/ EXECUTIVE CMTE at Lions Eye Institute. He is wearing a suit and smiling.
Jarett Rieger
Immediate Past Chair

Moffit Cancer Center

Institute Board of Directors
Close-up photo of Doug Pace board member at Lions Eye Institute.
Douglas Pace
Stonehill

Vice Chair

Foundation Board of Directors Institute Board of Directors
Kevin Shukur, Treasurer/Executive/Finance/Commitee. He is posing for a photo, and wearing a grey suit.
Kevin Shukur
Treasurer

BBVA Compass Bank

Institute Board of Directors
Betty Viamontes - Chief Financial Officer at Lions Eye . She is wearing a red suit, and a gold necklace.
Betty Viamontes
Deputy Treasurer/CFO

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research

Institute Board of Directors Senior Leadership
Felicia Harvey - Secretary/Executive / Joint Nominating Committee.
Felicia Harvey
Secretary

Amgen Capability Center

Institute Board of Directors
Ali St. Cyr, Foundation chair, Joint Nominating Committee
Ali St. Cyr
Foundation Chair

Tomlin St. Cyr Real Estate Services

Institute Board of Directors
Benjamin Lambright - Co-Medical Director/Medical Advisory comittee West Coast Eye Institute
Benjamin Lambright
MD, Co-Medical Director

West Coast Eye Institute

Institute Board of Directors
Co-Medical Director/Medical Advisory committe atThe Eye Institute of West Florida.
Neel Desai
MD, Co-Medical Director

The Eye Institute of West Florida

Institute Board of Directors
Ron Christaldi - Chief Counsel /Executive/Finance/ Joint Nominating Committee. President and CEO at Lions Eye Institute
Ronald Christaldi
Chief Counsel

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

Foundation Board of Directors Institute Board of Directors
Jason Woody - President /Executive/Finance/ Joint Nominating Committee. President and CEO at Lions Eye Institute
Jason Woody
President & CEO

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research

Foundation Board of Directors Institute Board of Directors Research Advisory Board Senior Leadership
Margie Franklin, joint Nominating Committe. She is posing for the photo, and smiling for the camera.
Margie Franklin

Lutz Land O’ Lakes Lions Club

Institute Board of Directors
Andrew McIntosh
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

Moffit Cancer Center

Institute Board of Directors
Edwin Narain
AT&T Services, Inc.
Institute Board of Directors
Mike Suarez
Institute Board of Directors
Ed Sutton
Sutton Wealth
Institute Board of Directors
Carl Tremonti
BayCare Medical Group
Institute Board of Directors
Jose Valiente
Institute Board of Directors
Steve Csenge, AIF, CFP - Senior Financial Advisor at Lions Eye Research.
Stephen Csenge
Treasurer

Csenge Advisory Group

Foundation Board of Directors
Henry Gonzalez, Secretary at Lion Eye Institute.
Henry Gonzalez
Secretary

Beach Community Bank

Foundation Board of Directors
JL Bielon, CFRE - Executive Director Foundation at Lions Eye Institute. She is posing with a blue vest, and smiling at the photo.
JL Bielon
Executive Director

Lions Eye Institute Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors Senior Leadership
TV personality and former news anchor , Gayle Guyardo Joins Board of Lions Eye Institute
Gayle Guyardo
Foundation Board of Directors
Former Mrs. America and Mrs. World April LuFriu joined Lion Eye Institute. She is smiling for the picture and wearing a purple shirt.
April Lufriu

Lufriu Marble, Inc.

Foundation Board of Directors
Kimberly Murray, PAST CHAIR at Lions Eye Institute.
Kimberly Murray
Foundation Board of Directors
Sara Hammond, member of the Foundation board and the daughter of a cornea tissue donor.
Sara Palmer

Valley National Bank

Foundation Board of Directors
Neal Sivyer, Board certified in real estate law. He is sitting down for the picture and wearing grey suit.
Neal Sivyer

Sivyer Barlow & Watson PA

Foundation Board of Directors
Laura Walsh, founder of Laura Walsh Events, joins the Lions Eye Institute Foundation board. She is posing against a green background.
Laura Walsh

Laura Walsh Events

Foundation Board of Directors
David Ammar Dark, Scientific Director at Lions Eye Institute. He is posing for the photo with a tuxedo, and has a smile on his face.
David Ammar, PhD
Scientific Director

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research

Research Advisory Board
Shukti Chakrvarti - Board of Directors. She is smiling at the camera fro the picture.
Shukti Chakravarti, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Pathology Director of Basic Science Research Ophthalmology

NYU Langone Health

Research Advisory Board
Abe Clark Ph.D - Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Executive Director North Texas Eye Research Institute. He is wearing a white coat lab and posing for a photo.
Abbot Clark, PhD, FARVO
Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience Executive Director

North Texas Eye Research Institute

Research Advisory Board
Thomas Gardner, MD, MS, Doctor at Lion's Eye.
Thomas Gardner, MD, MS
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Internal Medical

University of Michigan Medical School

Research Advisory Board
Dr. Timothy Olsen, part of the board of directors at Lions Eye institute
Timothy Olsen, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Senior Associate Consultant

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Research Advisory Board
Mark Petrash, PhD Professor, Ophthalmology and Vice-chair at lions Eye Insititute.
Mark Petrash, PhD
Research Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Ophthalmology

University of Colorado

Research Advisory Board
Brian Levy, part of the Board of Directors at Lions Eye Institute
Brian Levy, DO, MSc
CEO

Ocunexus Therapeutics

Research Advisory Board
Art Kurz - Chief Marketing Officer at Lions Eye. He is wearing a black suit.
Art Kurz
Chief Marketing Officer

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research

Senior Leadership
Jeff Thomas, Regional VP, Operations at Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research
Jeff Thomas
Regional Vice President

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research

Senior Leadership
David Hunter Board Member
David G. Hunter, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief

Boston Children's Hospital

APV Advisory Board
Andy Schuman
Andrew Schuman, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Nashua, New Hampshire

APV Advisory Board
Rachel Schumann
Rachel A. Schumann, Ph.D., RN
Vision Consultant

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

APV Advisory Board
Angel Perez, PhD, MA, MS.
Assistant Program Director

Florida & Virgin Islands DeafBlind Collaborative (FAVI)

APV Advisory Board

Brian Springer

Chair

Jarett Rieger

Immediate Past Chair

Douglas Pace

Stonehill

Kevin Shukur

Treasurer

Betty Viamontes

Deputy Treasurer/CFO

Felicia Harvey

Secretary

Ali St. Cyr

Foundation Chair

Benjamin Lambright

MD, Co-Medical Director

Neel Desai

MD, Co-Medical Director

Ronald Christaldi

Chief Counsel

Jason Woody

President & CEO

Margie Franklin

Andrew McIntosh

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

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Edwin Narain

AT&T Services, Inc.

Mike Suarez

Ed Sutton

Sutton Wealth

Carl Tremonti

BayCare Medical Group

Jose Valiente

Stephen Csenge

Treasurer

Henry Gonzalez

Secretary

JL Bielon

Executive Director

Gayle Guyardo

April Lufriu

Kimberly Murray

Sara Palmer

Neal Sivyer

Laura Walsh

David Ammar, PhD

Scientific Director

Shukti Chakravarti, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Pathology Director of Basic Science Research Ophthalmology

Abbot Clark, PhD, FARVO

Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience Executive Director

Thomas Gardner, MD, MS

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Internal Medical

Timothy Olsen, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Senior Associate Consultant

Mark Petrash, PhD

Research Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Ophthalmology

Brian Levy, DO, MSc

CEO

Art Kurz

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Thomas

Regional Vice President

David G. Hunter, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief

Andrew Schuman, MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Rachel A. Schumann, Ph.D., RN

Vision Consultant

Angel Perez, PhD, MA, MS.

Assistant Program Director

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $300,000 with 0% percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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