People

Our People

Board of Directors
Staff
Scientific Advisors
Honorary Advisory Board
Founders
Board of Directors

Board Officers


Board Officers

Thomas M. Brunner

President and CEO

San Francisco, CA

Board Officers

Rick Halprin, CPA

Secretary

Director of Professional Affairs,
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
Bedminster, NJ

Andrew Iwach photo

Andrew Iwach, MD

Board Chair

Executive Director,
Glaucoma Center of San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA

Ruth Williams photo

Ruth D. Williams, MD

Vice Chair

Wheaton Eye Clinic,
Wheaton, IL

Board Officers

Charles Wilmoth

Treasurer

Senior Vice President-Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, San Francisco, CA

Board Directors


Board Directors

Fred H. Brinkmann

Director, Information Technology (retired),
Santa Rosa, CA

Board Directors

John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOoptom

Dean, School of Optometry, and Professor of Optometry and Vision Science,
University of California, Berkeley

Board Directors

Nancy S. Forster

Retired Consultant, Forster & Associates Consulting, LLC,
San Francisco, CA

Board Directors

Adrienne Graves, PhD

Independent Director: Iveric Bio, Nicox S.A., Oxurion, Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth, Surface Ophthalmics, Qlaris Bio, and TherOptix,
Durham, NC

Board Directors

Linda Linck

Delta Gamma Foundation, Lafayette, CA

Board Directors

Terri-Diann Pickering, MD

Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Board Directors

Dennis E. Singleton

Spieker Partners, Menlo Park, CA

Tosin Smith

Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD

Glaucoma Associates of Texas,
Dallas, TX

Robert Stamper photo

Robert L. Stamper, MD

Distinguished Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service,
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Board Directors

Monica L. Vetter, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor and Chair of Neurobiology and Anatomy, George and Lorna Winder Professor of Neuroscience, University of Utah


Staff

Our Staff


Our Staff

Thomas M. Brunner

President and CEO


Our Staff

Brizette Castellanos

Program Coordinator and Social Media Specialist


Our Staff

Michelle de Elizalde, DVM

Event Program Manager


Our Staff

Nancy Graydon

Executive Director of Development and Chief Operating Officer


Our Staff

Andrew L. Jackson

Director of Communications


Our Staff

Catalina San Agustin

Director of Operations


Our Staff

Morgan Velarde

Associate Director, Annual and Corporate Giving


Our Staff

Christopher E. Wiseman, CMP, DES

Director of Special Events and Engagement



Scientific Advisors

Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

Larry Benowitz, PhD

Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

David J. Calkins, PhD

Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board

Zhigang He, PhD, BM

Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

George A. Cioffi, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Adriana Di Polo, PhD

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Brad Fortune, OD, PhD

Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Research Institute, Portland, OR
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Christopher A. Girkin, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, AL
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Jeff Gross, PhD

Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH

Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Health, Portland, OR
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD PhD

Duke University, Durham, NC
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Jason S. Meyer, PhD

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Ahmara Gibbons Ross, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Duke University, Durham, NC
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Ernst R. Tamm, MD

University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Monica L. Vetter, PhD

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Honorary Advisory Board

Honorary Advisory Board

Honorary Advisory Board

F. T. BARR

President and Founder, Afex International, Inc.
Houston, Texas
GRF Board Emeritus 2003-2009
Honorary Advisory Board

June Behrendt Otto

Executive Director, The Edward J. Daly Foundation
San Francisco, California
GRF Board Emeritus 2001-2010
Honorary Advisory Board

Sarah Brown

San Francisco, California
GRF Board Emeritus 1989-1995
Honorary Advisory Board

Steven Kirsch

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
San Jose, California
Honorary Advisory Board

Roger McGuinn

Singer-Guitarist, Co-founder of The Byrds
Windemere, Florida
Honorary Advisory Board

Robert C. Nevins

Lafayette, California
Board Emeritus 1991-1999
Honorary Advisory Board

David E. I. Pyott

Former Chairman and CEO of Allergan, Inc.
Irvine, California
Honorary Advisory Board

Cary R. Rayment

Alcon, Inc. (retired)
Cle Elum, WA


Founders

Founders


Founders

John Hetherington, Jr., MD

Co-Founder, Glaucoma Research Foundation

(1930–2020)
Clinical Professor Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco

Founders

H. Dunbar Hoskins, Jr., MD

Director Emeritus

Former Executive Vice President,
American Academy of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA

Founders

Robert N. Shaffer, MD, FACS

Co-Founder, Glaucoma Research Foundation

(1912-2007)
Clinical Professor Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco



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