Governing Board


William J. Madden, JD, Attorney, retired

Vice Chair:

Allen E. Beach, Fiscal Director and Assistant Secretary, National Cotton Council, retired


Ann M. Hilpert, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer, MGAC, Washington, DC


Kathryn D. Leckey, JD, Attorney, McGee Law Firm PLLC

Senior Medical Director:

Frank S. Ashburn, Jr. MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Associates of Washington, DC


Nadia Madelaine Biassou, Ph.D., MD, Neuro-radiologist, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Claude L. Cowan, Jr., MD, Ophthalmologist, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, and Chief of Ophthalmology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC

Paul T. Gavaris, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Associates of Washington, DC, Washington, D.C.

Ralph J. Helmsen, Ph.D., Biochemist, National Eye Institute Researcher, retired

Parijat Jain, MS, PhD, MBA, Business Strategy professional, Lonza Pharma & Biotech, Walkersville, MD

Frances R. Pierce, Information Technology, Chairman, President & CEO, Data Systems Analysts, Inc., Pennsylvania

Mark C. Ruchman, MD, Ophthalmologist, Oculofacial Associates of Connecticut, LLC; Chief Medical Officer, Envolve Vision

Larry Schwab, MD, Ophthalmologist, Regional Eye Associates, West Virginia

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