glaucoma research foundation logo in black

Our People

Board Officers

Thomas M. Brunner
President and CEO

San Francisco, CA

Rick Halprin, CPA
Secretary

Director of Professional
Affairs (Retired) Colleyville, TX

Andrew Iwach, MD
Board Chair

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

Ruth D. Williams, MD
Vice Chair

Wheaton Eye Clinic,
Wheaton, IL

Charles Wilmoth
Treasurer

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

Board Directors

Fred H. Brinkmann

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

John G. Flanagan, PhD, DSc, FCOptom

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

Nancy S. Forster

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

Adrienne Graves, PhD

Independent Director: Iveric Bio, Nicox, Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth, Surface Ophthalmics, Qlaris Bio, TherOptix, Opus Genetics, San Francisco, CA

Linda Linck

Delta Gamma Foundation, Lafayette, CA

Terri-Diann Pickering, MD

Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Dennis E. Singleton

Spieker Partners, Menlo Park, CA

Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD

Glaucoma Associates of Texas,
Dallas, TX

Robert L. Stamper, MD

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

Our Staff

Thomas M. Brunner
President and CEO

Brizette Castellanos
Manager of Outreach and Social Media

Michelle de Elizalde, DVM
Assistant Director of Patient and Research Programs

Alexandra Dewey
Development Assistant

Nancy Graydon
Executive Director of Development and Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Grillo
Development Assistant

Andrew L. Jackson
Director of Communications

Catalina San Agustin
Director of Operations

Maxson Thomas
Individual and Corporate Giving Officer

Morgan Velarde
Director of Philanthropic Engagement and Communications

Christopher E. Wiseman, CMP, DES
Director of Events and Engagement

Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board: Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration

Guojun Bu

Guojun Bu, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, SciNeuro Pharmaceuticals
Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Neurodegeneration

Di Polo Adriana 1

Adriana Di Polo, PhD

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Shane Liddelow

Shane Liddelow, PhD

Departments of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
NYU Langone Health, New York

Sally Temple

Sally Temple, PhD

New York Neural Stem Cell Institute
University at Albany, New York

Catalyst for a Cure Advisory Board: Vision Restoration Initiative

Benowitz Larry 1

Larry Benowitz, PhD

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

canto soler 1

GValeria Canto-Soler, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

goldberg jeffrey 1

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

He Zhigang 1

Zhigang He, PhD, BM

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

Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee

Cioffi Jack 1

George A. Cioffi, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Di Polo Adriana 1

Adriana Di Polo, PhD

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fortune Brad 1

Brad Fortune, OD, PhD

Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Research Institute, Portland, OR

Friedman David 1

David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Girkin Christopher 1

Christopher A. Girkin, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, AL

gross jeff 1

Jeff Gross, PhD

Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin

Mansberger Steven 1

Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH

Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Health, Portland, OR

Medeiros Felipe 1

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD PhD

Duke University, Durham, NC

jason meyer

Jason S. Meyer, PhD

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Ross Ahmara 1

Ahmara Gibbons Ross, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Schuman Joel 1

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology, Kenneth L. Roper, MD Endowed Chair; Vice Chair for Research Innovation, Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center; Co-Director, Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital

Stamer Daniel 1

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Duke University, Durham, NC

Tamm Ernst 1

Ernst R. Tamm, MD

University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Wiggs Janey 1

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Vetter Monica enlarged

Monica L. Vetter, PhD

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Honorary Advisory Board

FT Barr revis

F. T. BARR

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

June Behrendt revis

June Behrendt Otto

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

Sarah Brown revis

Sarah Brown

San Francisco, California
GRF Board Emeritus 1989-1995

Steve Kirsch revis

Steven Kirsch

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
San Jose, California

Roger McGuinn revis

Roger McGuinn

Singer-Guitarist, Co-founder of The Byrds
Windemere, Florida

Robert C. Nevins revis

Robert C. Nevins

Lafayette, California
Board Emeritus 1991-1999

David Pyott revis

David E. I. Pyott

Former Chairman and CEO of Allergan, Inc.
Irvine, California

Cary Rayment revis

Cary R. Rayment

Alcon, Inc. (retired)
Cle Elum, WA

Founders

John Hetherington

John Hetherington, Jr., MD
Co-Founder, Glaucoma Research Foundation

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

Dunbar Hoskins

H. Dunbar Hoskins, Jr., MD
Co-Founder, Glaucoma Research Foundation, Director Emeritus

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

Robert Shaffer

Robert N. Shaffer, MD, FACS
Co-Founder, Glaucoma Research Foundation

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