Florida Lions Eye Bank




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.



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 2021-2022


President: Lion Geoffrey Wade, PID

Vice Presidents:
Vice President District L: Lion Bobby Wright, DG
Vice President District I: Lion Judy Galm, PDG
Vice President District O: Lion Helen Thompson, PCC
Vice President District N: Lion Tony Montes, PDG

Secretary: Lion James Campbell, DG
Treasurer: Lion Joel Levenston, PVDG

Lion Greg Evans
Lion Felisa DeKler
Lion Robert Gentilini
Lion Elbio Gimenez, PDG
Lion Dr. Esperanza Gomez
Lion Robert Hilliard, PCC
Lion Karen Stowers
Lion Catherine Triana

Immediate Past President: Lion Ken Engstrom, 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

June 19, Saturday
Florida Lions Eye Bank
Annual Retreat
Sunrise, Florida


Contact Us


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


Telephone: (305) 326-6359


General Email: info@fleb.org


Distribution Email: FLEBDistribution@med.miami.edu







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.


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