Florida Lions Eye Bank
 

 


SPANISH

OUR TEAM

Executive Director
Elizabeth Fout Buras, MHSA


Medical Director
Sander Dubovy, M.D.

 


Together, we restore the beauty of sight

Executive Director: Elizabeth Fout Buras, MHSA

Elizabeth Fout Buras has served Florida Lions Eye Bank since 1998, when she joined as a recovery technician. In 2005, Fout Buras assumed the role of Executive Director, and has successfully led Florida Lions Eye Bank through regulatory changes, technological advances, financial restructuring, and unprecedented growth. Fout Buras 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 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, Ph.D

Director of Quality Assurance: Vivian C. Lopez

Director of Public Relations: Mara Budnetz

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 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.

 

OFFICERS 2019-2020

 

President: Lion Kenneth Engstrom, PDG

Vice Presidents:
Vice President District I: Lion Robert Hilliard, PCC
Vice President District O: Lion Helen Thompson, CC
Vice President District N: Geoff Wade, ID

Secretary: Lion James Campbell, 2nd VDG
Treasurer: Lion Joel Levenston, PVDG

Directors:
Lion Bill Arthur
Lion Felisa DeKler
Lion Robert Gentilini
Lion Elbio Gimenez, PDG
Lion Esperanza Gomez
Lion Antonio Montes, 1st VDG
Lion Luis Olarte, PCC
Lion Karen Stowers

Immediate Past President: Lion Norma Callahan, PDG


 

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

December 7, Saturday
Strategic Board Meeting
10:00am– 2:00pm
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, Florida


 

Contact Us

 

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

 

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

 

General Email: info@fleb.org

 

Distribution Email: FLEBDistribution@med.miami.edu

 

 



 

 

 

Mission


Florida Lions Eye Bank provides ophthalmic services to ophthalmologists and patients to assist with treatment and advances the field of ophthalmology through research and innovation for the betterment of humankind.




 

Cooperating Partners

 

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