Florida Lions Eye Bank
 

 


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Our Team

Executive Director
Elizabeth Fout-Caraza, MHSA


Medical Director
Sander Dubovy, M.D.

 


Together, we restore the beauty of sight.

Executive Director: Elizabeth Fout-Caraza, MHSA

Elizabeth Fout-Caraza has served the Florida Lions Eye Bank since 1998, when she joined as a recovery technician. In 2005, Fout-Caraza assumed the role of Executive Director, and has successfully led the Florida Lions Eye Bank through regulatory changes, technological advances, financial restructuring, and unprecedented growth. Fout-Caraza holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Hospital Services Administration from Florida International University.

Medical Director: Sander Dubovy, M.D.

As volunteer medical director, Sander R. Dubovy, M.D. oversees both the medical operations of the Florida Lions Eye Bank and its affiliated ocular pathology laboratory. Dr. Dubovy is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is one of only a few physicians in the nation who is board-certified in both. In 2015, Dr. Dubovy was awarded the Victor T. Curtin Chair in Ophthalmology, which was established with a major gift from the Lions of South Florida to support experimental ophthalmic research.

Technical Director: Jorge A. Peña , M.D., CEBT

Director Laboratory Services: Concetta Triglia, MS, CEBT

Director of Quality Assurance: Vivian C. Lopez

Director of Public Relations: Mara Budnetz

The Florida Lions Eye Bank team also includes our compassionate family service representatives, our highly trained recovery technicians, the skilled staff of the ocular pathology lab, and our hardworking administrative and technical support personnel. Additionally, we could not do the work we do without the help of our network of hospitals, funeral directors, medical examiners, airline employees, and law enforcement agencies.

 

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the Florida Lions Eye Bank comprises Lions from many different clubs throughout Multiple District 35. Officers serve one-year terms and are appointed each June. As “Knights of the Blind” for the past century, Lions are champions of vision-related causes all over the world, and major supporters of the Florida Lions Eye Bank.

 

2016-2017 Officers

 

President: Lion Larry Schiff, CPA

Vice-Presidents:
Lion George Letakis, PDG
Lion Norma Callahan, PDG
Lion Jerry Skufe, PDG
Lion Bill Arthur


Directors:
Lion Antonio Burgos, PDG
Lion Betty Barrera, VDG
Lion Shalesh Kaushal, MD.
Lion Dean Hess, PDG
Lion Geoff Wade, CC
Lion Elbio Jose Gimenez
Lion Tony Montes
Lion Alfredo Santamaria

Treasurer:
Lion Geoff Wade, PDG
Secretary:
Kenneth Engstrom

Immediate Past President: Lion Bob Hillard



 

 

 

For information on how you can volunteer, send an email to info@fleb.org or call today at 305-324-4340.




Florida Lions Eye Bank

Calendar of Events

May 24, Wednesday
Board of Directors
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location TBD – Miami, FL

June 3, Saturday
Installation Dinner Gala
Location TBD
6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Contact Us

 

Florida Lions Eye Bank
900 NW 17th Street #348
Miami, FL 33136

 

Telephone: (305) 326-6359
Toll-free: (800) 329-7000 Ext. 6359

 

General Email: info@fleb.org

 

Distribution Email: FLEBDistribution@med.miami.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Mission


In the fight against visual impairment and blindness, the Florida Lions Eye Bank recovers, processes and distributes ocular tissue for sight-saving surgery. It provides eye tissue and funding for ophthalmic research and training and operates a pathology lab to assist with patient diagnosis and treatment. It also provides professional and community education to promote eye donation.




 

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