Board of Directors


Honorary Board

His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah al-Faisal al Saud, Venture Capitalist
Her Majesty Queen Noor, Philanthropist
Bruce E. Spivey, MD, President, International Council of Ophthalmology
Senator Chris Van Hollen, US Senate, Maryland

Governing Board

Chair: Ralph J. Helmsen, PhD, Biochemist, National Eye Institute Researcher, retired
Vice Chair: Allen E. Beach, Fiscal Director and Assistant Secretary, National Cotton Council, retired
Treasurer: Frances R. Pierce, Information Technology, Chairman, President & CEO, Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
Secretary: William J. Madden, Jr., Attorney, retired
Senior Medical Director: Frank S. Ashburn, Jr., MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Associates of Washington, D

Robert Best, MS, Sales and Marketing, retired
Nadia Madelaine Biassou, PhD, MD, Neuroradiologist, George Washington University School of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Cyd Miller Everett, Public Relations, retired
Paul T. Gavaris, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Associates of Washington, DC
Mark J. Izzo, MBA, Principal, Converge LLC
Mark C. Ruchman, MD, Ophthalmologist, Chief Medical Officer Envolve Vision
Larry Schwab, MD, Ophthalmologist, Regional Eye Associates, West Virginia
Julia Sevilla, Vice President & Administrator of Accredited Surgical Center

Legal Counsel
Thomas H. Price, III, JD, Attorney, Thomas H. Price, III, PA