Board of Directors

Gregory K. Harmon, MD

Chairman of the Board of DirectorsNew York, New York

Chairman of The Glaucoma Foundation since 1999, and a Board Member since 1993,   Dr. Harmon is in private practice in Manhattan, specializing in glaucoma and cataract surgery. His voluntary faculty positions include Clinical Associate Professorof Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Adjunct Surgeon at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition, ...

Robert Ritch, MD

Founder, Medical Director & Scientific Advisory Board Co-ChairmanNew York, New York

Dr. Robert Ritch holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair and is Surgeon Director Emeritus and Chief of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York City. He has devoted his career to broadening our understanding of the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of glaucoma and innovation in its medical, laser, and surgical ...

John Berdahl, MD

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Practicing in Sioux Falls, SD is our board-certified ophthalmologist, John Berdahl, MD. He is widely regarded as one of the leading international cataract surgeons. He is one of the very few surgeons in the United States who is also fellowship trained in cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. Dr. Berdahl has already performed more than 25,000 eye surgeries around the globe. ...

Barbara Calaba

New Canaan, Connecticut

Barbara was born in Michigan and grew up in various towns on the East Coast and in London, where she graduated from high school. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Boston College. Barbara worked for ten years as a strategic brand planner in the advertising industry, working in the Paris, Milan and New York offices ...

Carole Darden-Lloyd

New York, New York

Carole Darden-Lloyd and her husband, Edward Lloyd have been married for 46 years and share one son and three grandchildren.  Carole was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in neighboring Montclair.  She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, followed by a MSW from Fordham University.  She first worked in the field of foster care and then moved on ...

Reza Dibadj, MBA, JD

Professor of Law, University of San Francisco Managing Partner, Park & Dibadj LLPSan Francisco, California

Reza Dibadj, MBA, JD is Managing Partner at Park & Dibadj, LLP, a boutique legal and business consultancy based in Silicon Valley. He works with clients to address complex questions of business law and business strategy, with a focus on addressing difficult questions in challenging environments. He is also a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and ...

David Fellows

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Mr. Fellows' career has spanned over 30 years in varying facets of the pharmaceutical industry. He was previously Vice President of Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care Franchise where he led the global marketing, new product, and licensing activities across the business. Prior to that he was employed for 25 years at Allergan, Inc., where he served primarily in the sales ...

Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO

Dr. Murray Fingeret, a graduate of the New England College of Optometry, completed a residency at the Joseph C. Wilson Health Center in Rochester, New York. He is currently a Clinical Professor at SUNY College of OptometryHewlett, New York

Dr. Murray Fingeret, a graduate of the New England College of Optometry, completed a residency at the Joseph C. Wilson Health Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret is a member of the American Glaucoma ...

Barry S. Friedberg

Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, New York Private Bank & TrustNew York, New York

Mr. Friedberg is Co-Chairman of the Board of the New York Private Bank & Trust Company.  Prior to that, he was President and CEO of FriedbergMilstein, LLC, an independent investment management firm, an Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee. He was responsible for management of the Investment Banking ...

Alon Harris, MS, PhD, FARVO

Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Human Health, Vice Chair of International Research and Academic Affairs, Director of Ophthalmic Vascular Diagnostic & Research Program, Co-Director of the Center for Ophthalmic Artificial Intelligence & Human Health at Mount Sinai HospitalNew York, NY

Professor Alon Harris is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of ocular blood flow and glaucoma.  Dr. Harris’ academic specialties include novel approaches to glaucoma risk management, developing monitoring techniques for ocular hemodynamics and metabolism, mathematical modeling and artificial intelligence analysis of clinical and physiological biomarkers, investigating glaucoma theraputics, generic medications, and population-based studies. Professor Harris has ...

Patricia Hill

New York, New York

Patricia Hill has been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than 30 years. She began her career as Assistant Director at the Health Insurance Association of America working with their lobby division and handling health agencies that were being established at that time. She soon became Director of the HIAA program. Her community service includes serving on the board ...

Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD

Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Division
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Jeffrey M. Liebmann graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York/Downstate Medical Center, and his glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Liebmann serves as Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor, Vice-Chair, and Director of the Glaucoma Division of the Department Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical ...

Kumar Mahadeva

Wijeyaraj (Kumar) Mahadeva , founder of Cognizant Technology Solutions in 1994, and Chairman and CEO until 2004, was the driving force behind one of the fastest-growing technology services companies in the world.Miami Beach, Florida

Wijeyaraj (Kumar) Mahadeva , founder of Cognizant Technology Solutions in 1994, and Chairman and CEO until 2004, was the driving force behind one of the fastest-growing technology services companies in the world. Following Cognizant, Kumar founded Kubera Partners, a publicly traded private equity fund investing in businesses that operate in the US-India corridor and is a managing partner with the ...

Kenneth Mortenson

Retired in 2000 from Oppenheimer Capital, where he was a Managing Director. New York, New York

Kenneth Mortenson retired in 2000 from Oppenheimer Capital, where he was a Managing Director. A graduate of Carleton College with an MBA from the University of Michigan, Mr. Mortenson began his career at Comerica Bank in Detroit, where he worked for 12 years before moving to New York and joining Oppenheimer Capital in 1981. In addition to parents with glaucoma, ...

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD

New York, NY

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and director of the Glaucoma division at NYU-Langone. He specializes in the treatment of glaucoma in both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Panarelli’s research interests stem from his passion for innovative surgical approaches and primarily include development of surgical devices and techniques. He is also actively involved in graduate medical education as ...

Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA, FAAO

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai
The Icahn School of Medicine, NY
Co-Founder, EyeCare Consultants of NJ
Towaco, New Jersey

Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA is a board-certified anterior segment surgeon in the NJ/NY area. He was recruited in 2015 to join Allergan plc in the capacity of Vice-President, Eye Care and Global Head/Medical Affairs and headed up Dermatology Global Head/Medical Affairs. Jai Parekh maintains a part-time boutique practice, focusing on cornea, cataract and glaucoma at the newly named EyeCare ...

Louis Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Scientific Advisory Board Co-ChairmanShelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair
Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Vice Chair, Translational Ophthalmology Research Mount Sinai Healthcare System
New York, New York

Louis R. Pasquale, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Healthcare System. Dr. Pasquale is a member of the PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Asia-Pacific Journal of ...

Joe Rosen

Managing Partner, Plasma Consultants, LLCPrinceton, New Jersey

Joe Rosen graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Business Administration. His career started as a CPA with a large regional accounting firm where he quickly rose to a position in management. When an opportunity arose, he left the accounting profession to pursue a business venture in the medical field. Joe and his partners started Sera-Tec Biologicals, a business ...

Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini, MD, PhD, MBA

GaldermaGlobal Head of R&DCranberry, New Jersey

Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini is currently the Global Head of R&D at Galderma. Before that, he joined Allergan as Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Development in 2015 and was Senior Vice President of Drug Development Operations and Global Evidence and Value Development. Prior to Allergan he was Head of Global Development at Bausch + Lomb and Vice President Ophthalmology Development ...

Sheldon M. Siegel

Former Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Oppenheimer Capital.Boca Raton, Florida

Mr. Siegel is the former Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Oppenheimer Capital. He joined Oppenheimer Capital in 1980 after spending twelve years as Assistant Controller of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Mr. Siegel started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1964. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and is a Certified Public Accountant. ...