Board of Trustees

Board Roster

The Board of Trustees is comprised of elected members from ARVO's 13 Scientific Sections along with elected and trustee-appointed officers. The president and vice president(s) are elected from within the Board each year. The executive vice president is elected by the general membership to a five-year term and is a voting member of the Board of Trustees. The ARVO executive director serves as an ex officio member of the Board. For more information on Board of Trustee duties, appointments and elections please refer to the bylaws.


Emily Chew Photo President and  Clinical/Epidemiologic Research Trustee
Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO
National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda, Md.
Term: 2012 – 2018
Bernstein Photo

Vice President and  Biochemistry/Molecular  Biology  Trustee
Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, FARVO
University of Utah/Moran Eye Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Term: 2012 – 2017

Peter Lukasiewicz Photo

Vice President and Visual Neuroscience Trustee
Peter D. Lukasiewicz, PhD, FARVO
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Mo.
Term: 2012 – 2017 

Claude Burgoyne

President-elect and  Glaucoma Trustee
Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO
Devers Eye Institute/Legacy Research Institute
Portland, Ore.
Term: 2013 – 2018


Vice President-elect and  Anatomy & Pathology/Oncology Trustee
Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FARVO
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, England, U.K.
Term: 2013 – 2018

John Clark Photo

Immediate Past President 
John I. Clark, PhD, FARVO
University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.
Term: 2012 – 2017

Craig Crosson Photo

Executive Vice President
Craig E. Crosson, PhD, FARVO
Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, S.C.
Term: 2012 – 2017

Justine Smith

 Executive Vice President-elect
Justine R. Smith, MBBS, PhD, FARVO
Flinders University
Adelaide, South Austrailia
Term: 2017 - 2022

 Stephen Pflugfelder

Cornea Trustee
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Tex.
Term: 2017 – 2022 

 Irene Gottlob Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustee
Irene Gottlob, MD, FARVO
University of Leicester
Leicester, U.K.
Term: 2017 - 2022
Andrew Dick

Immunology & Microbiology Trustee
Andrew D. Dick, MBBS, MD, FMedSci, FARVO
University of Bristol-Bristol Eye Hospital
Bristol, England, U.K.
Term: 2014 – 2019

 Melinda Duncan Lens Trustee
Melinda K. Duncan, PhD, FARVO
University of Delaware
Newark, Del.
Term: 2017 - 2022
Dan Stamer Board Physiology/Pharmacology Trustee
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO
Duke University
Durham, N.C.
Term: 2015 – 2020
 Jennifer Kang-Mieler small

Retina Trustee
Jennifer J. Kang Mieler, PhD
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Ill.
Term: 2015 – 2020

Steven Fliesler

Retinal Cell Biology Trustee
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO
State University of New York-Buffalo/VA Med Center-Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Term: 2014 – 2019

Raymond Applegate

Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics Trustee
Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FARVO
Visual Optics Institute/College of Optometry, University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Term: 2014 – 2019

 Ex Officio Members:
Mark Petrash ARVO Foundation Board of Governors Chair
J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO
Section: Lens
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.
 Philip Ruzycki-MIT

At-large Members-in-Training Trustee
Philip Ruzycki
Section: Retina
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Term: 2016 – 2017

Iris Rush Executive Director
Iris M. Rush, CAE
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Rockville, Md.